Cabinet Minister 'privileged' to work for party

In her letter to the Prime Minister, Norwich North MP Chloe Smith said:

I have been privileged to serve my country and my party under your leadership.

However, for the remainder of the Parliament I want to be able to spend more time serving my constituents. My constituents have always come first for me, and they know the high standards and hard work that I ask of myself as the Member of Parliament for Norwich North.

As you know, I was only 27 when I was lucky enough to be elected as an MP, and of my four years in Parliament so far, I have spent three as a minister.

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PM bringing forward fresh talent

Speaking to Tom Bradby on the Agenda the Prime Minister has said that the reshuffle in the Cabinet is an opportunity to "bring on fresh talent."