A British Member of Parliament who has Kenyan ancestry has reportedly resigned her post alongside two colleagues following Theresa May’s Brexit meeting on Friday.
Suella Braverman is believed to have quit her position as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union following the dramatic resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis and her colleague Steve Baker.
Ms Braverman was promoted to her Under-Secretary role in January, having previously led the European Research Group, a faction of Conservative lawmakers that represents those pushing for a more radical departure from the EU which has more than 100 members.
However, subsequent reports cast doubts on whether she had actually resigned or not.
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In his official resignation letter, Mr Davis said: “The national interest requires a Secretary of State in my department that is an enthusiastic believer in your approach, and not merely a reluctant conscript.
“While I have been grateful to you for the opportunity to serve, it is with great regret that I tender my resignation from the Cabinet with immediate effect.”
He added that the current direction of Brexit policy would leave the UK in “at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one”.
Even before the resignations, it was understood Conservative MPs were considering a leadership challenge against Theresa May which has now become more likely with letters calling for a no-confidence vote being lodged with Graham Brady, Chairman of the influential 1922 Committee.