Steve Barclay appointed as new Health Secretary following Sajid Javid's resignation

The Former Downing Street Chief of Staff will assume his new role with immediate effect

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Steve Barclay will assume the position of Health Secretary, following the resignation of Sajid Javid earlier today.

Former Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced his resignation earlier today following an ongoing row over the conduct of former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher.

The Former Health Secretary outlined in his letter to the Prime Minister, how the British people “rightly expect integrity from their Government”.

Sajid Javid wrote: “The tone you set as leader, and the values you represent, reflect on your colleagues, your party and ultimately the country.

“Conservatives at their best are seen as hard-headed decision makers, guided by strong values. We may not have always been popular, but we have been competent in acting in the national interest.

“Sadly, in the current circumstances, the public are concluding that we are now neither.”