September 8, 2019 / 9:02 AM / 8 days ago

Therese Coffey appointed UK work and pensions minister - PM's office

FILE PHOTO: Britains's Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Therese Anne Coffey attends a summit of Environment ministers from the G7 group of industrialised nations in Bologna, Italy, June11, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi

LONDON (Reuters) - The government has appointed Therese Coffey as work and pensions minister, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said on Sunday.

Coffey replaces Amber Rudd, who resigned on Saturday in protest at Johnson’s handling of the country’s departure from the European Union.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by John Stonestreet

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