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Stephen Crabb resigns as work and pensions secretary

Stephen Crabb said he was stepping down 'in the best interests of my family' Credit: PA

Stephen Crabb has resigned as work and pensions secretary, saying he was quitting government "in the best interests of my family".

It comes amid speculation about his private life and allegations that the married MP had sent inappropriate messages to a women half his age using Whatsapp.

Mr Crabb's full statement read:

Over the last two years I have had the huge privilege to serve in the Cabinet.

After careful reflection I have informed the prime minister today that, in the best interests of my family, I cannot be part of her government at this time.

I am grateful to my whole team for their hard work and encouragement. I look forward to supporting the government's One Nation vision from the backbenches.

– Stephen Crabb

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