Williamson had denied leaking from national security council

The Prime Minister has sacked Gavin Williamson as Defence Secretary. 

In a letter, she said she no longer had confidence in Williamson, expressing concerns over the manner he engaging with an inquiry into the leak of information from the national security council last week.

The letter continued that there was “compelling evidence” suggesting Williamson was behind the leak.

Click to read the Prime Minister’s letter:

Williamson responds

Williamson has published his response to the Prime Minister, in which he continues to deny leaking from the NSC.

Mordaunt appointed

Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, was appointed the new Defence Secretary shortly after Williamson’s sacking.

Mordaunt, a Royal Navy reservist, is the first woman to hold the job in UK history.