Theresa May has accepted the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary, Downing Street has said.
It comes after another private letter which included ‘ambitious and deliverable’ migrant deportation targets emerged, after Rudd claimed she knew nothing about them.
Rudd appeared to have signed the correspondence, which said her department aimed to ‘increase the number of enforced removals by more than ten per cent’, in January last year.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned over the Windrush scandal
After Rudd claimed that she had never seen a previous memo referencing immigration targets.
The blunder led to Labour calls for her resignation and growing disquiet among her colleagues.
Allies of Ms Rudd said the former Home Office Secretary felt isolated by No 10 and let down by her officials.
One said: ‘Amber has been caught in a s*** sandwich. There has been no support from Downing Street, either politically or in terms of communications.