16:02 07 October 2013
As the coalition government's reshuffle took hold, it was revealed that Scottish Secretary Michael Moore was sacked and was replaced by Alistair Carmichael.
Carmichael has been the Lib Dems’ chief whip and the government deputy chief whip since the formation of the coalition.
“Disappointed” Moore said in his resignation letter that he was “grateful” that he was able to make the case for Scotland to remain part of the UK and claims that the future of the UK was "bigger than one individual or party".
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg responded by saying that Mr Moore had done a “formidable” job. However, he added: "We now need to draw on different experience in the final year running up to the referendum itself.”
Another one to resign is Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon who took to Twitter and said: "On back benches! Three and half really fun years with much achieved. Really appreciate time working with outstanding ministers and officials."
A number of ministers, which include John Randall and Chloe Smith, have also resigned from the government in recent days in anticipation of the reshuffle and Conservatives Alistair Burt, Mark Prisk, Mark Hoban and Richard Benyon have since stood down stand down but Moore was the only one to have been actively sacked from a position.
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