Priti Patel quits cabinet over Israel meetings row
She was ordered back from an official trip in Africa by the PM and summoned to Downing Street over the row.
In her resignation, Ms Patel apologised and said her actions “fell below the standards of transparency and openness that I have promoted and advocated”.
The PM said her decision was “right” as “further details have come to light”.
Ms Patel had apologised to Mrs May on Monday after unauthorised meetings with Israeli politicians in August came to light, but it later emerged she had two further meetings without government officials present in September.
Ms Patel had a 30 minute meeting with Mrs May, arriving at 10 Downing Street via the back door after returning to the UK.
Her resignation from the cabinet is the second in seven days, after Sir Michael Fallon quit as defence secretary on Wednesday last week amid allegations about his behaviour. source bbc