York’s David Davis urges caution over replacement

File photo from2016 of Boris Johnson (left), then Foreign Secretary and now Prime Minister, and David Davis. Photograph: Gareth Fuller / PA wire

Veteran Tory MP David Davis, who was born in York, has urged fellow MPs and former Government ministers to be cautious about seeking to quickly replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister or to try block him from performing a caretaker role until a new Conservative leader is chosen.

The former Cabinet minister told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “My concern is not for Boris or even Boris’ views.

“My concern is to pick the most straightforward way through this change we have to do and every way we pick has got problems, but the one of waiting until you have got a new leader provides the least problems.”