It has just been announced that Gavin Williamson has been appointed Defence Secretary after the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon.

Sir Michael quit this Wednesday and said that his past behaviour “may have fallen short” of standards expected by the UK military.

Sir Michael became the first politician to quit following recent claims of sexual harassment in Parliament.

Quote from this article on the ITV website:

“South Staffordshire MP, Gavin Williamson, has been appointed Defence Secretary after Sir Michael Fallon resigned from the job amid Westminster sleaze allegations, Downing Street has announced.

Sir Michael quit after admitting his behaviour had “fallen below the high standards required” in the role and acknowledging that what might have been acceptable in the past was no longer appropriate.

Mr Williamson, who was the Government’s chief whip before this appointment, will replace him in the job, having never held ministerial office.”

To see the full story go here: http://www.itv.com/news/central/2017-11-02/south-staffordshire-mp-appointed-as-new-defence-secretary/

 

The reactions on Twitter:

The decision has been met with some mixed reactions. Here’s some from prominent people on Twitter

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