PRIME Minister Theresa May should quit in the wake of Monday’s Cabinet turmoil over Brexit says Burnley MP Julie Cooper.

The Labour health spokeswoman said her position was ‘untenable’ after the resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and chief Brexit negotiator David Davis.

Pendle Tory MP Andrew Stephenson, a prominent Tory ‘Leave’ campaigner, said he was confident Mrs May would deliver a good departure deal from the EU.

They spoke out yesterday after Jeremy Hunt was confirmed as the new Foreign Secretary and former Culture Secretary Matt Hancock took over his job in charge of health.

Mrs Cooper said: “ Two years after the Referendum and the Cabinet still haven’t reached agreement on a future Brexit deal.

“What is amazing now is not that David Davis and Boris Johnson have resigned; the amazing thing is that they were not sacked.

“The Cabinet have shown themselves to be totally disunited. Theresa May has demonstrated a clear lack of leadership. Her position is untenable. She should step down before it is too late to sort this terrible mess.”

Government whip Mr Stephenson said: “The PM retains my confidence and support. The proposals that came out of the Chequers meeting will ensure we take back control of our borders, our money and our laws in a way that protects jobs, allows us to strike new trade deals and keeps our people safe.

“This is the Brexit that is in our national interest and will deliver on the democratic decision of the British people”