She joined Boris Johnson's cabinet as Culture Secretary - in her view she says it was important to have a variety of voices around the cabinet table and has no regrets about taking on the role.
But she told me that she had become increasingly frustrated by the impasse in Parliament over Brexit. That together with the ever rising levels of abuse she has received online including death threats means in her view it is time to go.
She also reflected on the kindness of her constituents in Loughborough and said she was pleased to have helped so many valuable local causes. She said it is time for new faces to arrive in parliament and that the Boris Johnson government will continue to receive her full support. She first became the MP for Loughborough in 2010.