Tory MPs praise members who resigned in reshuffle

Conservative MPs have praised the deputy chief whip John Randall and Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith, who both resigned today.

Damian Green, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice:


And best wishes to John Randall and Chloe Smith. Both top people in their different ways.

James Wharton, Conservative MP for Stockton South:


Have to say @chloesmithmp was brilliant as Minister at committee stage of EU Referendum Bill - thank you! #star

Therese Coffey, Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal:


Huge credit to John Randall also stepping down. He was a brilliant source of advice for new MPs and I am sure he will continue to do so.


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."