Suffolk MP Thérèse Coffey resigns as Secretary of State for the Environment as Rishi Sunak reshuffles his cabinet
Suffolk Coastal MP, Thérèse Coffey, has resigned from the Government as Secretary of State for Environment.
Ms Coffey went into No. 10 earlier this morning and stayed for over two hours before the announcement.
Ms Coffey says it was ‘a privilege’ to serve in her position, and is ‘proud to have delivered for people’.
The news comes as Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffling continues to unfold.
Ms Coffey will be replaced by Steve Barclay who has, until today, acted as Health Secretary
Earlier today, it included the sacking of now-former Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, and the appointment of James Cleverly for the position.
Mr Cleverly, who was Foreign Secretary until today, said he is still ‘absolutely committed to stopping the boats’ but also ‘making sure that everybody in the UK feels safe and secure’.
But he is also known to be critical of Braverman’s decision to covert former RAF Wethersfield to accommodate 1,700 asylum seekers in Cleverly’s constituency of Braintree.
Another significant change to the Prime Minister’s inner circle is the surprising return of former UK leader, David Cameron, who has taken Mr Cleverly vacant position.