Energy Minister quits as Tory exodus continues forward of election | EUROtoday

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Rishi Sunak’s power minister has introduced he’s standing down from his Cabinet position to give attention to native points.

Graham Stuart mentioned he’s proud to have served within the Government over the previous eight years, and he’ll “fully support” the Prime Minister from the again benches.

He intends to show his focus to points akin to making roads safer, broadband supply and growing the variety of defibrillators in his constituency of Beverley and Holderness.

Mr Stuart mentioned he additionally hopes to give attention to enhancing entry to dentistry and healthcare, working with farmers on flooding, and championing his Make Our Roads Safer marketing campaign.

He mentioned: “I’m proud to have served in the Government for most of the past eight years, but now it’s time to focus on Beverley and Holderness.

“I’m proud to have achieved much over the past 18 years, from rock armour at Withernsea to saving East Riding Community Hospital, installing life-saving defibrillators in rural communities and slashing fares on the Humber Bridge.

“I’m looking forward to working with communities to make our roads safer, helping the council take full advantage of the opportunities brought by devolution, pressing the case for York to Hull Rail and improving healthcare in Beverley and Holderness.”

In addition to his position as power and web zero minister, Mr Stuart additionally served within the Foreign Office, the Department for International Trade and as an assistant whip to the Treasury.

This comes a month after former armed forces minister James Heappey introduced he was leaving the Cabinet and standing down on the subsequent common election.