JACOB Rees-Mogg has resigned from the UK Government after Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister, a source close to the outgoing Business Secretary has said.

It comes just after the Tory MP gave his last Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy questions as a member of the Cabinet.

Sunak is expected to launch a Cabinet reshuffle this afternoon.

A source close to Rees-Mogg said: “He knows he was very close to the previous two regimes and it didn’t seem likely he was going to be appointed in the new Cabinet.

“He’s happy to support the Prime Minister from the backbenches.”

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