ISLE of Wight MP Bob Seely has thus far declined to comment on the current situation surrounding Boris Johnson's government, in the wake of major resignations last night.

The County Press asked Mr Seely for a comment last night, and again this morning.

Mr Seely has long supported Mr Johnson, and recently defended this position when he voted to support the Prime Minister in a confidence vote.

He said he would use every opportunity to bang the drum for the Island, and said: "If that includes seeking reassurances prior to supporting the Prime Minister in the recent confidence vote, so be it."

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He said Mr Johnson was the only leader who had offered support for an "Island Deal".

He said other islands in the UK get a special deal and he wants the same for the IW.

Last night, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid resigned from Mr Johnson's cabinet.