Oliver Dowden Appointed as New Deputy Prime Minister After Dominic Raab Resigns Over Bullying Inquiry.
In a shocking turn of events, the current Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab resigned from his position earlier today. This follows an inquiry where he was found to have bullied staff members during his tenure as a cabinet minister.
As a result, the Prime Minister has appointed Oliver Dowden as the new Deputy Prime Minister, who will be taking on this important role in the government.
Oliver Dowden is not a new face in the government, as he was previously the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster before being appointed as the Secretary of State in the Cabinet Office. He has also held various other important roles in the Cabinet Office over the years, such as the Minister without Portfolio and the Paymaster General.
Dowden’s previous experience in government and his strong track record makes him a good choice for the role of Deputy Prime Minister. He is expected to take on a number of important responsibilities, including standing in at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs), chairing cabinet meetings when the Prime Minister is absent, and attending important meetings.
Dowden’s appointment comes after the Prime Minister received an official report into Raab’s behaviour, which found that he had acted in an intimidating and aggressive way with officials. The report, which was conducted by independent investigator Adam Tolley KC, concluded that Raab’s conduct had a “significant adverse effect” on one colleague and that he had been “intimidating” to staff during his time as foreign secretary.
The Prime Minister has thanked Raab for his service to the government and has wished him all the best for the future. Meanwhile, the appointment of Oliver Dowden as the new Deputy Prime Minister has been welcomed by many in the government and the public alike.
As the new Deputy Prime Minister, Dowden will have an important role to play in shaping the future of the country and ensuring that the government is working effectively to serve the needs of the people. We wish him all the best in his new role.