Priorities: Work and Pensions Minister – fifth one in just over 2 years

“Amber Rudd has replaced Esther McVey as secretary of state for work and pensions, becoming the fifth person to be appointed to the position since Iain Duncan Smith resigned in March 2016.

McVey relinquished her post after quitting Theresa May’s cabinet in disagreement over the Brexit deal, which she says “does not honour” the result of the referendum.

Over the past two and a half years, the work and pensions secretary role has resembled a game of musical chairs: Stephen Crabb, Damian Green, David Gauke, Esther McVey and now Amber Rudd have all been in the hot seat. On average, since March 2016, the secretary of state for work and pensions position has swapped hands every six and a half months. …”