Thérèse Coffey becomes work and pensions secretary after Amber Rudd resigns

James Phillips
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Coffey joins from DEFRA. Photo credit: UK Parliament
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Coffey joins from DEFRA. Photo credit: UK Parliament

Amber Rudd has resigned as secretary of state for work and pensions with immediate effect, with Thérèse Coffey named as her successor.

After being reappointed to the post in July, during Boris Johnson's post-election reshuffle, Rudd leaves the office after 296 days in office. Coffey joins the Department for Work and Pensions after...

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