Newark MP Robert Jenrick has quit as the government’s Immigration Minister over its Rwanda policy
Newark MP Robert Jenrick has resigned as Immigration Minister tonight.
Home Secretary James Cleverly confirmed his minister had quit in the House of Commons.
And Mr Jenrick has now released his resignation letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, saying he had strong disagreements over government policy.
The Advertiser has contacted Mr Jenrick and his office for comment.
As Immigration Minister in the Home Office, Mr Jenrick had responsibility for reducing the number of immigrants arriving in the UK.
He was not on the frontbench in the House of Commons when the Home Secretary gave a statement on the government’s proposal, which could fly migrants who arrive illegally in the UK to Rwanda.
The government unveiled emergency legislation aimed at enabling its Rwanda policy to go ahead.
Ministers say it will prevent further legal challenges to deportation flights - but it does not go as far as some Conservatives, including Mr Jenrick, wanted.