PEOPLE in Southampton are calling for honesty in the Government after Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister.

Mr Johnson announced his departure following a slew of scandals and resignations.

Now people from across Hampshire say they are hoping for honesty and integrity within the government.

'His position is untenable'

Speaking to the Echo in the city, Chris Bond, 60, said: “I don’t think there’s any honesty in the Government.

“We need someone more in touch with normal people as most of them don’t understand what it’s like waiting for money to come into your bank account.

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“It would be great to have someone under the age of 40.”

Her daughter Katie, 28, added: “Boris lies all the time and now someone needs to come in and truthfully manage the government and not consistently lie.”

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For Southampton resident Tina White, 48, the British public “cannot believe” anything said by the Prime Minister.

She said: “Boris’s position has been untenable since party gate.

“The latest revelations just confirm that the British public can’t believe anything said by him and those that represent him.

“The slew of resignations show that members of the Tory party have realised that supporting Boris makes them appear complicit in any deceit.”

'There was no way back' 

Staunch supporter of Boris Johnson Karen Boxall says he has lost integrity.

The 52-year-old said: “He was doing a great job with Brexit and he gave fantastic support to the Ukrainians but he has let people down.

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“The lies kept continuing and there was no way back – although Boris believed there was.

“In the beginning, people believed in him, but now he’s lost his integrity.”

Hilde Hinderaker, a University of Winchester student living in Southampton, was surprised at the news.

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The 24-year-old said: “This decision represents an attitude and understanding that a job at that level is not right for Boris Johnson to have.

“I want to say that he should’ve resigned sooner but I don’t know who would have taken on the job.”

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Mr Johnson will remain in office until the Conservative party chooses a new leader, which is expected to happen by the autumn.

A handful of Hampshire MPs could land the top job.

This includes former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, MP for Fareham Suella Braverman, and MP for Portsmouth North Penny Mordaunt.

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