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Essex Police show support to US after police killings

John Kerry was in the UK to meet new Prime Minister Theresa May. Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police presented US Secretary of State John Kerry with a gift to show their support following the recent shootings of police officers in the country.

Mr Kerry was in London to meet new Prime Minster Theresa May and flew back to the States from Stansted Airport last night.

Supt Glenn Maleary presented John Kerry with the helmet. Credit: Essex Police

Before he took off, airport commander Supt Glenn Maleary gave him a ceremonial helmet as a show of solidarity after the recent attacks at Baton Rouge and Dallas.

Peterborough MP to work with new Brexit Minister

Stewart Jackson (left) will assist David Davis (right). Credit: PA

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Davis - the minister for Exiting the European Union.

Mr Jackson was a a leading campaigner for the Leave Campaign in the EU Referendum.

He will assist Mr Davis in negotiating the UK's exit from the EU.

Mr Jackson tweeted that he was "delighted" with his new role.


Farron: Leadsom should be sacked for 'stupid' paedophile comments

Andrea Leadsom is in trouble again. Credit: PA

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron says new Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom should be sacked after she suggested men shouldn't take on childcare roles in case they are a paedophile.

The controversial comments were made in an interview published in The Times today.

"Your odds are stacked against you if you employ a man", she told the newspaper.

"We know paedophiles are attracted to working with children. I'm sorry but they're the facts."

The South Northamptonshire MP was promoted to the cabinet yesterday by her former rival for the Conservative leadership Theresa May, but the man in charge of the Lib Dems thinks she should be removed straight away.

Andrea Leadsom has let yet another of her masks slip. I have to admire The Times - journalists are there to hold politicians to account and this interview was clearly a masterclass in doing just that.

These remarks are stupid, ignorant and not ones any minister should be making. Over the last day Theresa May has shown she is willing to relieve ministers of their duties and she must do so again now.

It is inconceivable that somebody who holds such offensive, ignorant views should be sat around the Cabinet table.



Witham MP Patel made International Development Secretary

Priti Patel has got a promotion. Credit: PA

Witham MP Priti Patel has been made International Development Secretary under new Prime Minster Theresa May.

Patel was a prominent leave campaigner during the referendum.

The Essex MP replaces Justine Greening who has now been promoted to Education Secretary.

Patel will be responsible for administering overseas aid and promoting development in developing countries.

May hands Leadsom Environment Secretary role

Prime Minister Theresa May has given a job to her former rival for the Conservative leadership.

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed appointed Environment Secretary in the new cabinet.

The role was previously held by South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss who was promoted to Justice Secretary earlier today.

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