Esther McVey resigns as DWP secretary of state

'I cannot defend this Brexit'

James Phillips
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Former secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey
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Former secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey

Secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey has resigned from the government.

McVey took on the role in January this year after a cabinet reshuffle and has been in post for just 312 days. She resigns after a tumultuous cabinet meeting over a draft agreement for Britain's withdrawal...

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