Priti Patel tells MPs jeering during her tribute to Boris Johnson to 'shut up'

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Outgoing home secretary Priti Patel has told MPs to "shut up" after they jeered during her tribute to Boris Johnson.

Patel sneered as she was interrupted by MPs on the opposite bench, then went on to say she was proud to have served under Johnson.

Patel resigned as home secretary shortly after her appearance in parliament.

She said her record in the Home Office had included “some of the biggest reforms on security, migration and public safety” in a generation.

Patel is widely tipped to be replaced by current attorney general Suella Braverman when new prime minister Liz Truss forms her cabinet.

Earlier on Monday, during her victory speech, Truss also praised Johnson.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 05: Foreign Secretary Liz Truss delivers an acceptance speech at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster after being announced the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest in London, United Kingdom on September 05, 2022. Liz Truss will be appointed as Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday after Boris Johnson visits the Queen at Balmoral to officially resign his position. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Liz Truss was announced as Britain's new prime minister on Monday and will soon have to form a new cabinet. (Getty)

She said: “I also want to thank our outgoing leader, my friend, Boris Johnson.

“Boris, you got Brexit done, you crushed Jeremy Corbyn, you rolled out the vaccine and you stood up to Vladimir Putin. You were admired from Kyiv to Carlisle.”

There then followed a delay before the audience applauded.

The former foreign secretary beat rival Tory leadership candidate Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399, getting 57% of the vote of party members.

On Tuesday, she will travel to Balmoral in Scotland to meet the Queen and officially become prime minister.

She then faces the task of forming a new government and dealing with a string of issues including the cost of living crisis, Brexit, and the war in Ukraine.