Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew has been appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice today – just two days after quitting his previous role.
Mr Andrew resigned as Housing Minister on Wednesday in protest against the leadership of Boris Johnson.
He said: “Loyalty and unity are traits that I have always endeavoured to provide for our great party. However, I fear I have let these override my judgement recently. There comes a time when you have to look at your own personal integrity and that time is now. Therefore, given recent events I have no other choice than to resign.”
Mr Johnson announced yesterday that he intends to quit as Prime Minister after more than 50 resignations – but wants to stay on until a successor is appointed.
The Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough MP’s return was one of a slew new appointments made today by Mr Johnson, as he bids to build a caretaker Government.
Mr Andrew was Housing Minister for 148 days. Marcus Jones, MP for Nuneaton, Arley and Hartshill, will replace him.
Mr Andrew is obviously a very principled man …. He quits one job in protest at Boris Johnson’s leadership, then 2 days later takes another job, (presumably more to his liking) under the same leadership. You couldn’t make it up.
It makes me wonder if Stuart Andrew MP will be claiming his £7,920 redundancy payment for his previous role which he held for about 148 days.
Chances are he will be moved along by the new PM in September so he and all his mates will be able to claim another round of redundancy payments.
We’ve looked into this Gary. According to Parliamentary rules, because Mr Andrew was re-appointed within a certain period he is ineligible to claim the figure you quote and will not receive any redundancy payment.