Theresa May has sacked defence secretary Gavin Williamson for allegedly leaking sensitive information.
May believes that Williamson leaked information regarding Chinese tech giant Hauwei’s role in building Britain’s 5G network to the press. In a letter to Williamson, the PM said that she had “lost confidence in his ability to serve”. Williamson strongly denies any involvement in the leak.
Though, while this saga continues, Williamson’s position has already been filled. Penny Mordaunt, the former international development secretary, has been appointed as defence secretary.
Penny Mordaunt first ever female Defence Secretary