Therese Coffey has resigned from her role as environment secretary as Rishi Sunak continued to reshape his Cabinet.
Ms Coffey, who was deputy prime minister during Liz Truss’s premiership, said that having served in government since 2014 it was “now the right time to step back”.
She said in a resignation letter to Mr Sunak: “I look forward to supporting you from the backbenches and working together for a Conservative majority at the next election, which I believe to be profoundly in the national interest.”
Ms Coffey’s exit came after Westminster was stunned by the return of David Cameron to the political frontline as Mr Sunak handed him a life peerage and appointed him Foreign Secretary.
Meanwhile, James Cleverly has replaced Suella Braverman as Home Secretary following her sacking.
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