British Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigned Sunday night after two weeks of intense pressure in a wrangle over immigration quotas.
Downing Street said Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the resignation of Rudd.
Rudd was appointed to one of the key jobs in May’s front bench after former prime minister David Cameron resigned in 2016 over the result of the EU referendum. May had been Home Secretary in Cameron’s government.
The decision will be seen as a bitter blow to May who saw Rudd as one of her strongest allies.