David Mundell sacked as Scottish secretary

David Mundell has been sacked as secretary of state for Scotland by the new Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson has removed a number of ministers from government in the first few hours in 10 Downing Street.

The former London mayor launched his premiership by sacking defence secretary Penny Mordaunt, housing secretary James Brokenshire and international trade secretary Liam Fox, among others.

Chris Grayling has also left as transport secretary, while Damian Hinds is out at education and Caroline Nokes will no longer serve as immigration minister.

Rory Stewart, former Conservative leadership hopeful and the Border and Penrith MP, also formally resigned from his position as Secretary of State for International Development today.

Before Johnson's installation as PM, Chancellor Philip Hammond, justice secretary David Gauke and international development secretary - all opposed to their new leader's Brexit secretary - quit before they were pushed.

Mundell said in a tweet he was "disappointed" at his sacking after serving as Scottish secretary for nearly a decade, under two prime ministers.