British PM names new minister for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire resigns from cabinet over ill-health

The new secretary of state has reiterated her commitment to ensuring Stormont gets back up and running.

UK's Northern Ireland Minister James Brokenshire quit his post on Monday, citing poor health.

"I have spoken to all the main party leaders".

"The DUP and Sinn Féin can no longer abdicate their responsibility and they can no longer be allowed to veto dialogue between all parties".

"Of course we don't want that - we want devolution, but we can't continue without a government here in Northern Ireland".

Earlier, Mrs Bradley said that it was fitting that her first visit to Northern Ireland was to the Titanic Quarter, as it represented NI's past and future. Once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now one of the world's largest urban-waterfront regeneration schemes.

Mrs Bradley also said her family was looking forward to getting to know this "amazing country".

Brokenshire resigned in a letter to May on Monday morning, as she began a reboot of her team, revealing he needed surgery.

"I want to send my honest best wishes to James Brokenshire as he steps down from his position as Secretary of State to focus on his own health", he said.

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It is being reported that Mr Brokenshire has "a small lesion on his right lung and will be having major surgery in the coming weeks".

A fall-out between the two leading political parties, the DUP and Sinn Fein, has meant that has been no Northern Ireland Executive in operation for nearly a year.

Ms Bradley was re-elected as an MP in June 2017.

Prior to working in politics, Ms Bradley spent 20 years working in business, with roles as an accountant and tax manager for firms including KPMG and Deloitte & Touche.

Tensions have been raised further after the DUP struck a power deal with May's ruling Conservatives after a general election in June, in which she lost her parliamentary majority. inn Fein argues that the deal gives the DUP unfair influence over British government policy in Northern Ireland, including over Brexit negotiations that will have major implications for Ireland's economy.

She has held a number of government positions, including senior Whip at the Treasury.

Ms Bradley, 47, has been the MP for Staffordshire Moorlands since May 2010, and became a Home Office minister in 2014.

"We wish to express our thanks for the work Mr Brokenshire undertook in often very challenging circumstances".

Her tenure was dominated by her decision to refer Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's takeover bid for Sky to the media and competition regulators.

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