TATTON MP Esther McVey has been removed from the Government in today’s cabinet reshuffle.

Ms McVey was appointed as housing minister by Prime Minster Boris Johnson last July, following his election into the role by Conservative members.

But in his first cabinet reshuffle since last December’s General Election, he has removed Ms McVey from the role

In a post on Twitter, she said: “I’m very sorry to be relieved of my duties as housing minister.

“I wish my successor the very best and every success.

“I’m very grateful to the Prime Minister for having given me the opportunity to serve in his government and he will continue to have my support from the back benches.”

Ms McVey previously served on the Government’s front bench as deputy chief whip and then work and pensions secretary under Theresa May, before resigning over the then-Brexit deal in November 2018.

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She also served as employment minister from October 2013 to May 2015 while sitting as the MP for Wirral West under David Cameron’s premiership.