22nd Feb, 2020

Redditch MP 'remaining at Treasury' after government rocked by resignation

Ross Crawford 13th Feb, 2020

REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean is currently remaining a Parliamentary Private Secretary – despite the resignation of her boss Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer earlier today, Thursday, February 13.

Mr Javid, a former contender for the leadership of the Conservative Party, a position won by Boris Johnson, is said to have resigned because he refused to fire all his special advisers as a condition to remain at No 11 Downing Street.

Mr Johnson had wanted to replace them with his own team of advisers and Mr Javid’s resignation appears to have caught everyone by surprise.

However a source close to the MP for the neighbouring constituency of Bromsgrove, told the Press Association that ‘no self-respecting minister’ would accept the terms imposed by the Prime Minister.

Mrs Maclean was appointed as PPS by Mr Javid in September last year.

At the time she said: “Worcestershire is truly represented in the Treasury now.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Mr Javid, my constituency neighbour, on the Government’s ambitious plans to take our country forward and to get Brexit delivered by October 31.

“I have been PPS to various ministers now but I just want to reassure my constituents that my new role will not affect my constituency work and I’ll still be living and working in Redditch.”

For now she remains employed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whoever that might be.

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