Baroness Warsi has been removed from her position as Conservative Party co-chairman in the Prime Minister’s first government reshuffle.
Lady Warsi had made a public plea to David Cameron last week asking her to be allowed to carry on her in her post but experts had widely expected her to be moved on.
The peer took to her official Twitter account to confirm she was “signing off” and declare it had been a “privilege and honour to serve my party as co-chairman”.
Sayeeda Warsi, 41, was the first ever Muslim woman to be appointed to a cabinet and the youngest member of the House of Lords when she was made a life peer in 2007 as Baroness Warsi of Dewsbury, her hometown.
This year she became embroiled in a parliamentary expenses scandal after claiming £2000 despite staying rent-free in London with friend and Conservative Party donor Dr Wafik Moustafa.
Baroness Warsi was also found to be in breach of the Ministerial Code after it was revealed she had been accompanied by her business partner on an official visit to Pakistan in February 2011.
– UKAsian Staff