Home secretary Amber Rudd resigns from post in wake of Windrush generation scandal

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary amid claims she misled Parliament over targets for removing illegal migrants.

Ms Rudd telephoned Theresa May to tell her of the decision amid intensifying opposition demands for her to quit.

A No 10 spokesman said: 'The Prime Minister has tonight accepted the resignation of the Home Secretary.'

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