It has been revealed today that Boris Johnson is preparing to resign his position as Prime Minister.

It follows a string of protests against his leadership.

Boris Johnson has spoken to Tory 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady and agreed to stand down, with a new Tory leader set to be in place by the party conference in October, a No 10 source said.

Reports suggest No 10 staff have been told the Prime Minister is leaving and his resignation is ready.

What is an Urgent Question?

According to the parliament website, an Urgent Question can be requested “if an urgent or important matter arises which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister.”

It requires a government minister to come to the House of Commons Chamber, with no prior notice, and give an immediate answer.

An MP can request that the Speaker can consider these requests daily, so long as the request is issued on time.

If the speaker is satisfied with the request and believes it is a matter of public importance, then it will be asked straight after Question Time on Monday to Thursday, or at 11am on a sitting Friday and may be repeated in the House of Lords.

The parliament website states: “The relevant Government Minister has to come to the Chamber to explain what the Government is doing on the issue raised. The Minister will then usually take questions on the subject from MPs.”

Angela Raynor tweeted: “I really hope Boris Johnson takes this opportunity to answer questions. We all sacrificed so much. We have a right to know.”

What are the Urgent Questions?

Two ‘Urgent Questions’ have been requested today, from Angela Rayner and Yvette Cooper. These hope to ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on the functioning of Government and to ask the Home Secretary to make a statement on the national security implications, following the Salisbury attack, of the then Foreign Secretary’s private meeting with Alexander Lebedev, a former KGB officer.