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

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

Amber Rudd.

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.

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