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PM May appoints Stephen Barclay as UK’s newest Brexit minister

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Stephen Barclay, a junior well being minister who voted to depart the European Union in a 2016 referendum, as her new Brexit Secretary on Friday.

May herself will personally oversee the final 10 days of negotiations with the EU on the longer term framework of relations, whereas Barclay will give attention to the home readiness for Brexit and getting May’s draft withdrawal settlement by parliament.

“He will be doing the domestic role,” May’s spokesman mentioned.

Barclay changed Dominic Raab who give up as Brexit minister on Thursday over the draft plan for leaving the EU.

Elsewhere, former inside minister Amber Rudd was appointed as work and pensions minister, changing Esther McVey who additionally resigned over the plan.

Barclay, a 46-year-old former banker, was beforehand a monetary companies minister.

He certified as a solicitor earlier than working in monetary regulation after which monetary crime prevention. He was director of regulatory affairs after which head of anti-money laundering and sanctions at Barclays financial institution.

Reporting by William James, writing by Alistair Smout; enhancing by Stephen Addison

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