Johnson has no intention of resigning - minister Gove says

FILE PHOTO: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, September 1, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS /File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no intention of resigning, one of his senior ministers said on Thursday, dismissing media speculation that he might do to so to trigger an election.

“I don’t think the prime minister has any intention of resigning. He was elected in a leadership election, in which I took part. He won that leadership election, he won the argument in that election,” Gove, the British minister in charge of coordinating no-deal Brexit planning, said.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew MacAskill; editing by William James