Minister urges Tory MPs not to act against Boris Johnson after election results

Nadhim Zahawi calls for party unity as colleagues speak out, and insists the prime minister is ‘a man of integrity’

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A cabinet minister has urged Tory MPs not to act against Boris Johnson after the party’s bruising local election results, as a critic of the prime minister said questions over his leadership “had to be brought to a head”.

After the Conservatives lost almost 500 seats and the control of 11 councils, the education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, called on Saturday for party unity, arguing that Johnson remained a vote-winner.

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