Nadine Dorries stepped down as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) today (6 September), one day after Liz Truss was voted as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Dorries submitted her letter of resignation to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who officially left his position earlier today.
She said that Truss had asked her to continue in her role as Secretary of State for DCMS, but she had chosen to turn this down.
“I am delighted that Liz Truss has been elected as Conservative Party Leader,” read the letter. “I am humbled that your successor has extended her confidence in me by asking to remain as Secretary of State for DCMS.”