Penny Mordaunt has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Mordaunt had served as the Secretary of State for Defence since May 2019.
Mordaunt posted on Twitter:
“I’m heading to the backbenches from where the PM will have my full support, as will my successors at @DefenceHQ & @WomenEqualities. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me get things done, especially our Armed Forces and civilians in defence for the last 85 days. We achieved much🇬🇧”