Tracey Crouch becomes the 13th minister to walk out on Theresa May

Written by Dods staff on 2 November 2018 in Diary
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Only five of them were forced to quit the government

Tracey Crouch’s departure from the Government is yet another blow for the prime minister, who has seen a succession of ministers quit the Tory front bench in her time in Number 10.

Crouch has resigned as sports minister over the Government's decision to delay a crackdown on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. The Tory MP was furious that the maximum stake punters can bet on the controversial machines will not be reduced from £100 to £2 until October next year - six months later than expected.

In a letter to the prime minister, Crouch said she was leaving the post with "great sadness", but explained that that the delay was "unjustifiable".

 

 

“From the time of the announcement to reduces stakes and its implementation over £1.6bn will be lost on these machines, a significant amount of which will be in our most deprives areas, including my own constituency," she said.

Her departure means that the prime minister has now seen eight ministers choosing to walk of their jobs.

Another five had no choice but to quit…

 

 

THOSE WHO CHOSE TO GO

 

Justine Greening
Resigned in January 2018 after refusing to be moved from education secretary to work and pensions secretary

Greg Hands
Resigned in June 2018 in opposition to Heathrow expansion

Philip Lee
Resigned in June 2018 over Brexit, saying he would support a second referendum on the final Brexit deal.

David Davis
Resigned in July 2018, protesting against concessions to the EU in May’s Chequers Brexit plan

Steve Baker
Resigned in July 2018 protesting against concessions to the EU in May’s Chequers Brexit plan

Boris Johnson
Resigned in July 2018, protesting against concessions to the EU in May’s Chequers Brexit plan

Guto Bebb
Resigned in July 2018 in protest at May’s concessions to Brexiteers

Tracey Crouch
Resigned in November 2018 over delays to maximum stakes for fixed-odds betting machines.

 

 

THOSE WHO WERE FORCED OUT

 

Michael Fallon
Resigned in November 2017, saying his behaviour may have "fallen short" of the standards expected by the UK military after a journalist told Downing Street he had lunged at her

Priti Patel
Resigned in November 2017 after it emerged she failed to be candid with May about 14 unofficial meetings with Israeli ministers, businesspeople and a senior lobbyist.

Damian Green
Resigned in December 2017 after he was found to have made "inaccurate and misleading" statements over what he knew about claims pornography was found on his office computer in 2008.

Amber Rudd
Resigned in April 2018 saying she "inadvertently misled" MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants.

Andrew Griffiths
Resigned in July 2018 after he was caught sending sexually explicit text messages to two constituents. He referred to himself as “Daddy”, suggested renting a flat so they could meet for sex, and asked them to send him explicit photos and videos, the Sunday Mirror reported.

 

 

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