Sajid Javid resigns and Andrea Leadsom is out in the post-Brexit government shuffle


SAJID Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer as Boris Johnson carries out a post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Javid had been due to deliver his first Budget in four weeks’ time, meaning he will leave the Treasury without ever having delivered the set-piece fiscal announcement.

Several ministers have been sacked in Mr Johnson’s government shakeup.

Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has lost her position.

In other reshuffling moves, Housing Minister Esther McVey and Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers have also been removed from the government.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox MP, who attended cabinet, was asked to resign by the PM.

Just weeks after helping to restore power-sharing government in Northern Ireland, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith MP, has also lost his job.