Junior health minister O'Brien stands down amid cabinet reshuffle

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Neil O’Brien has stood down as Conservative junior health minister, amid an ongoing cabinet reshuffle that has seen the home secretary lose her job, and the shock return of former Prime Minister David Cameron.

O'Brien, who will remain MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, said on Twitter he had decided to leave his ministerial post to focus on constituency work and see more of his family. Announcing his departure this morning (13 November) on Twitter, he said: "It's been a privilege to serve at DHSC. Great ministerial team & spads and some fab officials. "But with so much going on locally I want to focus 100% on constituency work so have asked to go to back benches. "I'm also keen to see more of our two small children." O'Brien has been Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Depa...

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