Robert Jenrick has been sacked from his post as Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary.
The 39year old, who was seen as something of a rising star when he first joined the Cabinet and is known to be a Boris Johnson loyalist, has been dogged by various scandals since he took on the role of Housing Secretary - in particular question marks over his links to Tory donors.
The Times has reported various sleaze allegations against Jenrick over the last 18 months, with the biggest controversy concerning a planning decision made, against the advice of planning officers, for a 2 billion, 500-apartment London housing scheme led by Richard Desmond. The move was subsequently ruled as unlawful.
He also faced criticism over his handling of leasehold, cladding and planning reform. Tories have been increasingly concerned, following the shock by-election defeat earlier this year in Amersham and Chesham, a traditional Conservative heartland, of how proposed planning reforms are going down with its voter base.
Tory MPs in Green Belt areas have been left horrified by Jenricks initial plans to create a presumption in favour of development in some areas, as part of the wide-ranging Planning Bill, and it is expected that the plans will be abandoned in light of a backlash from southern voters and MPs