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.