Floods and badger cull minister sacked as Environment Secretary

Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson, responsible for the badger cull trials in Somerset and Gloucestershire - and flood defences - has lost his job in the Cabinet Reshuffle

Owen Paterson loses job in reshuffle

Owen Paterson (centre) visiting Northmoor Pumping Station in Somerset. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has lost his job in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle.

The Conservative minister came under intense pressure, following his handling of the flooding on the Somerset levels, and also received criticism for the horsemeat scandal andthe unsuccessful badger culls.