Thérèse Coffey has resigned from her role as Environment Secretary, it has been confirmed. 

The Suffolk Coastal MP has stepped down from her role as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Cabinet reshuffle in Downing Street. 

In a letter sent to the Prime Minister, she said: "It has been a privilege to serve in your cabinet. 

"Having been a minister since July 2014, and having served all five Conservative Prime Ministers, I consider it is now the right time to step back from government." 

She continued her letter: "While there is more I could write about what I am proud of having achieved in government, I have always been most proud of representing my constituents of Suffolk Coastal and acting on local issues."