Rachel Maclean has been sacked as housing minister as part of today's Cabinet reshuffle.
Maclean had replaced Lucy Frazer as housing minister in February but is the latest casualty as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rearranges his top team following the sacking of Home Secretary Suella Braverman this morning.
The sacking of Maclean was unexpected and she is the 14th housing minister to be removed in the past decade.
She said on social media: "I've been asked to step down as housing minister.
"Disappointed and was looking forward to introducing the Renters Reform Bill to committee and later the Leasehold and Freehold Bill. It has been a privilege to hold the position and I wish my successor well."