Secretary for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire resigns

10 January, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Karen Bradley is on her first working day in NI

Bradley was previously Culture Secretary and was given her new role as part of Theresa May's government reshuffle.

In a letter to Brokenshire, May said she was sorry to hear about the medical complication and commended the secretary on "what a good job" he would have done. "Standing down will allow me to focus completely on my family, my health and recovering from surgery speedily so that I can get back to frontline politics as early as I can".

The Prime Minister will seek to stamp her authority with a Cabinet reshuffle beginning today amid reports that up to six senior ministers could be axed or moved.

A law graduate, Mr Brokenshire worked as a partner at worldwide law firm Jones Day before going into politics.

Brokenshire, who has led government efforts to restore the devolved Northern Irish executive after power sharing collapsed previous year, was stepping down ahead of major surgery in coming weeks, his spokesman said. Even a writer for the Tory-friendly magazine The Spectator agrees, labelling his performance in the north as "hapless" and describing the 50-year-old as "out of his depth".

Greening said: "Clearly, there are immediate challenges".

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA wished Mr Brokenshire well.

He said his decision to step down was the right thing to do.

It is thought her most senior ministers - including Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Brexit Secretary David Davis - will remain in their current posts.

UUP leader Robin Swann MLA said: "It is with honest regret that I have learned of James Brokenshire's resignation". I wish him well for the future both with his health and in his political career. We can not undergo the same discussions with a new Secretary of State only to arrive at the same barriers.

"We are now well into overtime to re-establish an executive if further intervention in the day to day affairs of Northern Ireland is to be avoided".

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