As it happened: Liam Fox resigns

Key points

  • Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned after controversy surrounding his relationship with his friend Adam Werritty
  • Mr Fox said he had "mistakenly allowed" his personal and professional responsibilities to become "blurred"
  • David Cameron said he was very sorry for Mr Fox's departure but "understood his reasons"
  • Philip Hammond has been appointed defence secretary with Justine Greening replacing him as transport secretary
  • Labour says Mr Fox had not upheld the standards expected of ministers and his departure was "inevitable"

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