Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

By Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter
After Amber Rudd's shock resignation, questions have quickly turned to who can replace her as one of the most senior members of Theresa May's team.
Given the crucial balance of Brexiteers and Remainers, men and women, and close and not-so-close allies of the fragile Prime Minister, the appointment will be particularly carefully considered.
:: Sajid Javid - Communities and Local Government Secretary
Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

The current Communities Secretary is being strongly touted as a potential replacement for Ms Rudd.Mr Javid has spoken out passionately on the Windrush issue, telling The Sunday Telegraph that he or his family could have suffered because of the scandal. "It could have been me, my mum or my dad," he said.He has a lot of experience in government, having served previously as a treasury minister and equalities minister.He has also headed up the culture and business departments, but is now firmly entrenched in clearing up the fallout from the Grenfell fire. Mr Javid backed remaining in the EU.:: Jeremy Hunt - Health Secretary
Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

A minister who has survived in the same position nearly as long as Mrs May did as Home Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has had the health (and now social care) brief for six years.Before his current role, he headed up the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).Mr Hunt campaigned to remain a member of the EU, but has since said he has changed his mind, and would vote to leave were there another referendum.:: Michael Gove - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary
Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

As a once-leading Cabinet minister, who was fired by Mrs May as soon as she grasped the keys to Downing Street, Mr Gove is also a major contender.As Environment Secretary, his policies on plastics and fishing have been favourably received. He has also held the roles of Justice and Education Secretaries.But, as one of the leading supporters of a Leave vote in the EU referendum, his appointment would mean two of the four top jobs would be held by a heavyweight pro-Brexit campaigner, with Boris Johnson in the Foreign Office.
:: Karen Bradley - Northern Ireland Secretary
Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

Still settling into her new job carefully overseeing the Northern Ireland office during the Brexit negotiations, Karen Bradley is one of the few women Cabinet ministers who could be promoted.She was also previously Culture Secretary and is included in the list of bookies' favourites to replace Ms Rudd.:: James Brokenshire - former Northern Ireland Secretary
Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

Ms Bradley's predecessor was forced to quit the frontbench as he was undergoing cancer treatment. But James Brokenshire's recovery was soon ahead of schedule and in February 2018 his prognosis was good.He was one of the few ministers who left the Cabinet having not been fired in recent months.But Mr Brokenshire is a former immigration minister, and may be tied too tightly to the mistakes that were swirling around the Home Office.He was a Remain supporter and is still a trusted ally to Mrs May.:: David Gauke - Lord High Chancellor
Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

The Justice Secretary has been a minister since 2010 - and was promoted by Mrs May when she took power.:: Victoria Atkins - Home Office Parliamentary Under Secretary
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Who could replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

One of the freshest faces at ministerial level, Home Office minister Victoria Atkins could find herself quickly promoted in the department she has spent three months in so far.She has not been in government long, so would not be tied to any of the past decisions taken by the Home Office.
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