Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has been sacked as Boris Johnson carries out a reshuffle of his cabinet.
Jenrick has been MP for Newark since 2014 and has headed up the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) since July 2019.
Jenrick took to Twitter to announce his leaving of the role.
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It’s been a huge privilege to serve as Secretary of State @mhclg. Thank you to everyone at the department for their hard work, dedication and friendship. I’m deeply proud of all we achieved.
I will continue to support the Prime Minister and the Government in every way I can.
— Robert Jenrick (@RobertJenrick) September 15, 2021
However, his time at the MHCLG has not been without controversy.
In May last year, Jenrick accepted that his approval of a £1bn luxury housing development on Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs had been unlawful.
Jenrick maintained that although the decision was unlawful there was no “actual bias” in his decision despite the developer being a Tory party donor.
He has also been widely criticised for his handling of the cladding crisis.
The reshuffle started this afternoon with Education Secretary Gavin Barwell losing his position.
At the time of publication Christopher Pincher remains in his role as Housing Minister.