September 8, 2019 / 8:59 AM / 11 days ago

Therese Coffey appointed UK work and pensions minister: PM's office

Britains's Therese Anne Coffey in Italy, June11, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - The government has appointed Therese Coffey as work and pensions minister, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said on Sunday.

Coffey replaces Amber Rudd, who resigned on Saturday in protest at Johnson’s handling of the country’s departure from the European Union.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by John Stonestreet

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