Theresa May rebuilds cabinet

Theresa May rebuilds cabinet

After yesterday's resignations, the prime-minister has appointed Stephen Barclay and the new Brexit secretary, replacing Dominic Raab, and brought back Amber Rudd, who is the new Work and Pensions Secretary.

Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd will return to the British cabinet as work and pensions secretary.

She resigned from her former position after the Windrush scandal, and will replace Esther McVey, who quit yesterday over Brexit.

Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Stephen Barclay, a junior health minister who voted to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum, as her new Brexit Secretary, her spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that May herself would personally oversee the last 10 days of negotiations with the EU on the future framework, and that Barclay would focus on the domestic preparedness for Brexit and getting May's draft withdrawal agreement through parliament.

Barclay replaced Dominic Raab who quit as Brexit minister on Thursday over May's draft plan for leaving the EU.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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