Priti Patel Resigns from Cabinet after Being Ordered to Return to Downing Street

Priti Patel, the International Development Secretary, has resigned following a meeting with Theresa May, the Prime Minister. Patel had been called back to Downing Street from a trip to Africa following a series of allegations that she had broken the Ministerial code during a summer trip to Israel.

Patel had admitted that during a holiday to Israel she had met key figures in the country without the clearance of the Foreign Secretary and without having civil servants at the meetings.