Hewitt resigns28th June 2007
Patricia Hewitt has left her post as Health Secretary following widespread speculation she would not retain her position in new Prime Minister Gordon Brown's cabinet.
Mr Brown took on his new role on 27 June and immediately received Ms Hewitt's resignation letter confirming her intention to resign, following an earlier discussion with the Prime Minister elect.
Ms Hewitt had previously refused calls to resign over serious criticism of the training system for junior doctors. It is not clear if she will take on another role within the cabinet or rejoin the backbenches.
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Title: Hewitt resigns
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 3284
Date Added: 28th Jun 2007