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Who are the 14 ministers that have quit under May since the 2017 general election?

THERESA MAY, barely clinging on to her job as it is, has now lost her second Brexit secretary since the role was created, after only being in the job a matter of months. Here are all the ministers who have left their posts since the 2017 general election:

1. November 1 2017: Michael Fallon resigns as defence secretary over the Westminster sleaze allegations. He accepted that his behaviour had "fallen below the high standards required" after admitting he put his hand on the knee of radio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer during a dinner in 2002.

2. November 8 2017: Priti Patel quits as international secretary over undisclosed and unauthorised meetings in Israel, including with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

3. December 20 2017: Damian Green left his post as first secretary of state in the Cabinet following a probe which found he made "inaccurate and misleading" statements about pornography on his computer.

4. January 8: Justine Greening was given the boot in PM Theresa May's reshuffle after refusing to move from education secretary to work and pensions secretary.

5. April 29: Amber Rudd quit as home secretary over the Windrush scandal, admitting that she had "inadvertently" misled MPs over the existence of targets for removing illegal immigrants.

6. July 8: David Davis quit as Brexit secretary over Ms May's Chequers plan for Brexit.

7. July 9: Boris Johnson also stood down as foreign secretary over Ms May's Chequers plan for Brexit.

8.November 1: Tracey Crouch threw in the towel as sports and civil society minister over delays in cutting the maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals.

9. November 9: Jo Johnson resigned as transport minister over Brexit, accusing Ms May of leading the country towards a "terrible mistake" and calling for a second referendum.

10. November 15: Shailesh Vara quit as Northern Ireland minister over Ms May's Brexit agreement.

11. November 15: Dominic Raab became the second Brexit secretary to quit, saying that he "cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU" over Ms May's agreement.

12. November 15: Esther McVey resigned as work and pensions secretary, saying the Brexit deal "does not honour the result of the referendum." Her resignation letter said: "We have gone from no deal is better than a bad deal, to any deal is better than no deal." 

13. November 15: Suella Braverman stood down as a Brexit minister, saying she was "unable to sincerely support the deal agreed yesterday by Cabinet."

14. November 15: Anne-Marie Trevelyan quit as a parliamentary private secretary in the Department for Education, saying she cannot support the Brexit deal after negotiations "built on the UK trying to appease the EU."

 

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