PIERS Morgan, Katie Price and Graham Potter are among the names Argus readers have suggested to replace Boris Johnson.  

Following a string of resignations from ministers and aides, the Prime Minister has resigned.

He announced his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party, but signalled his intention to stay on as Prime Minister while the party picks his successor, potentially until autumn.

In response to being asked who they’d like to see take charge after Mr Johnson, readers of The Argus provided some serious and not-so-serious answers.

“Give it to Graham Potter,” one Twitter user said.

However, not everyone was happy with the Brighton and Hove Albion manager being linked with another job.

“They’re not having Graham Potter,” Mick Webster responded.

In another football-related response, another reader said: “Eddie Howe. He’s done an amazing job and can really turn around their fortunes.”

Away from sports personalities, Newick-born TV presenter Piers Morgan, Brighton-born former glamour model Katie Price and former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson were also suggested.

Ollie Meeney said: “Donald Duck would be a strong candidate the way our country is going. At least he can put a string of words together.”

Meanwhile, Dave Hyder suggested: “Mr Tumble, his communication is much better.”

In the world of politics, Labour Party leader Kier Starmer was the primary suggestion.

“Kier Starmer and the Labour Party,” David Balfe said.

However, not everybody agreed.

“I’d like to say Labour, but they have no policies,” Rory Raftery said.

Other political options included Rishi Sunak, Theresa May and Caroline Lucas, while celebrities including Hugh Grant, Ian Hislop and Grover from The Muppets were also mentioned.

A flurry of resignations began on Tuesday evening, led by Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid, who both quit their Cabinet posts.

Will Quince resigned as children and families minister, saying he could not accept being sent out to defend the Prime Minister on television with inaccurate information over the Chris Pincher row.

Mr Quince was one of the ministers sent on the airwaves to defend Mr Johnson’s position over Chris Pincher, who quit as deputy chief whip after allegedly assaulting two men while drunk at London’s Carlton Club.

The Prime Minister later acknowledged he had previously been informed of allegations against Mr Pincher dating back to 2019 and said he regretted keeping him in government beyond that point.