Foreign Secretary Liz Truss​ to become UK's lead negotiator with the EU

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is to become lead negotiator with the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol, following the departure of Lord Frost. She will take over Ministerial responsibility for the UK’s relationship with the European Union with immediate effect.

She will become the UK’s co-chair of the Partnership Council and the Joint Committee, and will lead the ongoing negotiations to resolve the problems arising from the current operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Former Member of the European Parliament Chris Heaton-Harris will become Minister of State for Europe and will deputise for the Foreign Secretary as necessary on EU Exit and the Protocol.

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