Tewin MP ousted by wounded Prime Minister

PUBLISHED: 11:41 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:50 13 June 2017

Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire for the Conservatives. Picture: JP Asher

Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire for the Conservatives. Picture: JP Asher

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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.

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