Baroness Warsi - The only Asian member of Cabinet has lost her position
THE first Asian member of the cabinet was stripped of her position yesterday as the Prime Minster reshuffled his coalition government.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was removed from her role as Conservative Party co-chairman despite her pleas to be allowed to continue.
The baroness who was made a life peer in 2007, was newly appointed as a minister for Faith and Communities in the Foreign Office. She was replaced by Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield, as party chairman.
Warsi used her ToryChairman Twitter account to confirm she was "signing off", saying it had been "a privilege and an honour to serve my party as co-chairman".
In his first such move since the government came to power two years ago, Cameron was seeking to rejuvenate the Conservative Party element in the cabinet as he looks ahead to the 2015 election.
*Read this week’s Eastern Eye to find out how Warsi’s departure leaves a “deep underrepresentation” of senior ethnic minorities in Parliament.
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