The last goodbyes: Watch Tory leaders resign throughout the years

Rishi Sunak stood in the rain and apologised after leading the Conservatives to their worst ever election result as a Labour landslide swept Sir Keir Starmer to No 10 on Friday morning (5 July).

The outgoing prime minister also said he would quit as Tory leader once arrangements are in place to choose his successor, potentially triggering another round of Conservative infighting as MPs scramble to replace him.

But he is not the first to stand in front of the famous black door of No 10 to announce his resignation.

Here, The Independent takes a look at some of the most famous last goodbyes from leaders of years gone by.