UK Prime Minister Theresa May appoints new Brexit Secretary

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The UK’s junior health minister Stephen Barclay was on Friday appointed as the new Brexit Secretary as Prime Minister Theresa May sought to fill posts in her cabinet.

The MP for North East Cambridgeshire replaces Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday over Mrs May’s withdrawal agreement for Brexit.

Barclay’s appointment came on the back of another announcement that Amber Rudd has been picked to become the new Work and Pensions Secretary.

Barclay is a former director at Barclays Bank, and has also held the posts of City minister and a whip at the Treasury.

The appointments come following a statement from May on Thursday that she would fight for her draft Brexit agreement with the European Union, dismissing speculation that she could be ousted from her position.