Amber Rudd only fifth woman to hold role in Great Offices of State

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Amber Rudd has become the fifth woman to hold one of the four Great Offices of State in the history of British politics.

Theresa May appointed the ex- energy secretary to take on her former role of home secretary, making her the fifth woman to hold one of the top jobs in government.

There has never been a female Chancellor of the Exchequer, but here are the women who have held the other three major roles.

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the 'extremely poor choice of words' she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs

BREAKING: Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigns from shadow cabinet over British Pakistani grooming gangs column