Stratford-upon-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi becomes Chancellor in government reshuffle

Nadim Zawahi has been appointed minister responsible for coronavirus vaccine deployment.
Nadhim Zahawi Credit: PA

Nadhim Zahawi has become the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, after Rishi Sunak resigned from government on Tuesday evening.

The MP for Stratford-upon-Avon had been serving as Education Secretary, and was previously responsible for the rollout of Coronavirus vaccines across the UK.

The fifty-five year old was seen entering Downing Street after resignations from colleagues including Bromsrove MP Sajid Javid as Health Secretary.

A number of Parliamentary Private Secretaries also resigned, including Stoke-on-Trent MP Jonathan Gullis and Saqib Bhatti, for the Meriden constituency in the West Midlands.

The string of resignations come after a row over government handling of sexual misconduct allegations levelled at ex-Deputy Chief Whip and Tamworth MP Chris Pincher.

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