Tewin MP ousted by wounded Prime Minister
PUBLISHED: 11:41 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:50 13 June 2017
Tewin MP Sir Oliver Heald has been sacked from his government job in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
Sir Oliver, comfortably re-elected for North East Hertfordshire last week, has been replaced as courts and justice minister by Dominic Raab, 43-year-old MP for Esher and Walton in Surrey.
Sir Oliver, a 62-year-old former barrister, claimed his age had counted against him, tweeting he had been “asked to make way for a younger person”.
He is one of four ministers to lose jobs in the reshuffle.