Hinds aide quits over Brexit deal

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, an aide to education secretary Damian Hinds and his fellow education ministers, has resigned over the government’s Brexit deal.

The Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, who campaigned for Brexit in 2016, tweeted her resignation letter this morning.

It follows the more high-profile resignations earlier today of Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and work and pensions secretary Esther McVey.

“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that I tender my resignation as parliamentary private secretary in the Department of Education [sic], as I cannot support the withdrawal agreement which you have agreed with the EU,” Trevelyan wrote to the prime minister.

Trevelyan said it had been “an honour” to serve in May’s government in roles in the education and defence departments, and said she would “continue to speak up on all those matters close to my heard around the armed forces covenant and special educational needs”.

Suella Braverman, one of the founders of the Michaela Community School, has also resigned from her position as a Brexit minister.

More to follow.