South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss has been promoted to Justice Secretary as part of Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.
Truss has been serving as Environment Secretary but will now take over from Michael Gove who was sacked this morning.
The appointment means that Truss is the first female Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary.
Maldon MP John Whittingdale has left his role as Culture Secretary.
The 56-year-old tweeted that it had been a "privilege" to serve the government and wished his successor "every success".
Has been a privilege to serve as Culture Secretary. I wish my successor every success & will continue to support creative industries
New Prime Minister Theresa May is putting together her new cabinet this morning, with Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan among the other high-profile casualties.
A man from Harlow has been sentenced after sending a threatening Tweet to an MP.
Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow, was sent a message saying he would be 'shot in the head.'
Kier Ashby, who's 21 and from Harlow, was given a four week suspended sentence and ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work.
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Video report from ITV Anglia's Liz Summers
A parliamentary debate about 'East West Rail' - which aims to introduce faster and more reliable trains between Oxford and Cambridge via Milton Keynes - could bring the project a step closer.
If it gets the go-ahead the long term programme called 'Futures 2050' would boost jobs and homes across the region and ultimately see the so called Varsity Line reopen.
"The section from Oxford through to Bedford has started and is well on the way to complete.
We obviously want to extend that from Bedford, through Milton Keynes towards Cambridge.
We've done a lot of work, we've got a corridor we'll now investigate the actual route we will consult on that but obviously what we do need next is the finance from central government."
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Chris Grayling has said Theresa May is "enormously honoured" to be entrusted with the task of leadership.
She will be making a statement later today when she returns to London, he said.
Boris Johnson has said he has "no doubt Theresa (May) will make an excellent party leader and Prime Minister" and called for the handover of power to begin "immediately".
Andrea Leadsom wished Home Secretary Theresa May "the greatest success" as she pulled out of her bid to be prime minister.
Here is Andrea Leadsom's speech in full:
So this morning I have written a letter to Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee, and I would like to read it out to you.
The best interests of our country inspired me to stand for the leadership. I believe that in leaving the EU a bright future awaits, where all our people can share in a new prosperity, freedom and democracy.
The referendum result demonstrated a clear desire for change - strong leadership is needed urgently to begin the work of withdrawing from the European Union.
A nine-week leadership campaign at such a critical moment for our country is highly undesirable.
Business needs certainty - a strong and unified Government must move quickly to set out what an independent United Kingdom's framework for business looks like. It is also essential that current EU workers in the UK and businesses that employ them know where they stand.
The Conservative Party was elected only last year with a strong manifesto. We now need a new prime minister in place as soon as possible, committed to fulfilling that manifesto as well as implementing the clear instructions from the referendum.
Theresa May carries over 60% of support from the Parliamentary party. She is ideally placed to implement Brexit on the best possible terms for the British people and she has promised that she will do so.
For me personally, to have won the support of 84 of my colleagues last Thursday was a great expression of confidence for which I am incredibly grateful.
Nevertheless, this is less than 25% of the parliamentary party and after careful consideration I do not believe this is sufficient support to lead a strong and stable government should I win the leadership election. There is no greater privilege than to lead the Conservative Party in government and I would have been deeply honoured to do it.I have, however, concluded that the interests of our country are best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well-supported prime minister. I am therefore withdrawing from the leadership election and I wish Theresa May the very greatest success. I assure her of my full support. Thank you very much.