Culture secretary John Whittingdale has become the latest victim of prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
The Tory MP for Maldon departs at a critical time for the Department for Culture Media & Sport, which is in the throes of one its most important pieces of work — renewing the BBC’s royal charter.
Whittingdale took to Twitter to announce his departure and it is rumoured that Damien Green is the favourite to replace him.
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