Tobias Ellwood axed from Government
Tobias Ellwood has lost his job as a defence minister as Boris Johnson continued to reshape the Government.
The former army officer, who was hailed as a hero for his attempts to save the life of Pc Keith Palmer during the Westminster terror attack, has been an outspoken critic of the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.
He said he would support Mr Johnson from the backbenches but will speak out on the need for more defence spending.
He said: “As I support the new Prime Minister from the backbenches I am committed to furthering the case for increased defence spending and growing our defence capabilities.
“We enter a new era of instability facing ever more complex and diverse threats.
“Britain must develop our hard power if we are too retain our influence on the international stage.”