UK digital Minister resigns
July 18, 2019
By Colin Mann
The ongoing ‘Brexit’ saga that has given rise to much turmoil in UK politics has seen the resignation from government of Margot James MP.
James resigned after voting for a proposal to block a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. MPs have voted by 315 to 274 in favour of a measure designed to prevent the Prime Minister from ‘proroguing’ Parliament, i.e., suspending Parliament and sending MPs home.
James was Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in January 2018 to July 2019. She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from July 2016 to January 2018. She was elected Conservative MP for Stourbridge in May 2010.