AN MP for Clwyd West has termed Boris Johnson's decision to retire as the 'right' thing to do. 

Boris Johnson resigned as prime minister in a statement at about 12.30pm today (Thursday, July 7). 

Reacting to the news, David Jones said: "Boris Johnson was in an impossible position and it was right he should resign as party leader. He should not remain as Prime Minister.

"An interim PM should be installed and an early party election process put in place."

Earlier today it was reported that Johnson had 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.