Sunday, 21 Apr 2024

Factbox: A year of resignations from UK PM May's government

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered 14 resignations from her government in the last year and a day, six of which have been related to her approach to Brexit. Here is the list:

1) Michael Fallon

Resigned as defense minister in November 2017 after a journalist accused him of sexual harassment.

2) Priti Patel

The aid minister also resigned in November 2017 over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials.

3) Damian Green

Quit in December 2017 from his role as May’s effective deputy after an internal investigation found he had made misleading comments about pornography on computers in his parliamentary office.

4) Justine Greening

She resigned in January after refusing to take a new job in a cabinet reshuffle.

5) Amber Rudd

Stepped down as Home Secretary (interior minister) in April over the government’s treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents who were wrongly labeled illegal immigrants.

6) Greg Hands

The junior trade minister resigned from the government in June to oppose its plans to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport

7) Phillip Lee

A junior justice minister, Lee resigned over the government’s handling of Brexit in June.

8) David Davis

He quit as Brexit Secretary in July in protest at May’s “Chequers” plan to keep close trade ties with the EU after Brexit.

9) Steve Baker

He resigned as a junior Brexit minister in July, also over the Chequers plan.

10) Boris Johnson

Resigned as Foreign Secretary in July over the Chequers plan.

11) Andrew Griffiths

The minister for small businesses resigned over allegations around a sex-text scandal in July.

12) Guto Bebb

A junior defense minister, he resigned in July after voting against a government-backed Brexit amendment.

13) Tracey Crouch

She resigned as sports minister earlier this month, accusing the government of delaying a proposed reform of gambling regulations.

14) Jo Johnson

The junior transport minister, younger brother of Boris, resigned on Friday, calling for another referendum to avoid the vassalage or chaos that he said May’s Brexit plans would unleash. Unlike his brother, Jo Johnson campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU in the 2016 referendum.

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