Ripon and Skipton MP Julian Smith loses cabinet post in reshuffle

Ripon and Skipton MP Julian Smith has become the first casualty of Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle, losing his post as Northern Ireland Secretary.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:54 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:54 am
Ripon and Skipton MP Julian Smith has become the first casualty of Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle, losing his post as Northern Ireland Secretary.

Mr Smith said this morning in a tweet that it has been the "biggest privilege" to serve the people of Northern Ireland.

He said: "Serving the people of Northern Ireland has been the biggest privilege. I am extremely grateful to @BorisJohnson for giving me the chance to serve this amazing part of our country. The warmth and support from people across NI has been incredible. Thank you so much."

More to follow.