SUELLA Braverman has been sacked as home secretary with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak asking her to leave Government.

It comes as the Conservative Party said Sunak is conducting a ministerial reshuffle as he “strengthens his team in Government to deliver long-term decisions for a brighter future”.

Meanwhile, a No 10 source said Sunak "asked Suella Braverman to leave Government and she has accepted".

Former foreign secretary James Cleverly (below) has been announced as her replacement

The National:

The Prime Minister had been facing mounting calls to sack Braverman after a number of senior Tories distanced themselves from comments she made in The Times where she attacked London’s police force for what she claimed was bias in favour of left-wing protesters.

It’s understood No 10 asked Braverman to make changes to the article that were not made.

In a statement, the former home secretary said: "It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary. 

"I will have more to say in due course."

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Braverman had previously served as home secretary after being appointed by Liz Truss in September 2022. 

However, she was forced to reign after sending an official document from her personal email - against ministerial rules. 

Just six days later though, Sunak brought her back into the position. 

Responding to the news that Suella Braverman has been sacked as Home Secretary, the SNP's home affairs spokesperson, Alison Thewliss MP (below), said: "Suella Braverman was a cruel, vindictive and incompetent Home Secretary. The fact that Rishi Sunak took so long to sack her, and did so only after public pressure, shows how weak he is.

The National:

"It's right that she's finally gone but her abhorrent policies remain in place and are completely at odds with the values of people in Scotland - and with our economic interests as a country.

"We don't just need rid of one Tory minister, we need rid of the whole rotten lot - and the only way to get rid of Westminster Tory governments for good is with independence.

"Independent European countries like Scotland are wealthier and fairer than the UK - and with the full powers of independence they can introduce policies that meet their values and interests. So the question is - why not Scotland?"