Tory ‘Red Wall’ Rising Star Dehenna Davison Steps Down as Minister, Citing Battle with Chronic Migraines


Rising star Conservative MP Dehenna Davison, often seen as the face of the Tory 'Red Wall' movement, has announced her resignation from her role as a Levelling Up minister. Davison, aged 30, cited her ongoing battle with chronic migraines as the reason for her departure. She had already planned to step down at the next election and will be replaced by fellow Red Wall colleague Jacob Young, also 30.

Commitment to Constituency and Campaigning

In her resignation letter, Davison emphasized her desire to shift her focus to her constituency work and campaigning for victims of one-punch assaults. The MP tragically experienced the loss of her father due to a single punch at a Sheffield pub. Davison explained, "Though I have tried to mitigate, and am grateful to colleagues for their patience at times, I don't feel it is right to continue in the role."

Davison further stated, "At such a critical time for levelling up, I believe the people of communities like mine, and across the country, deserve a minister who can give the job the energy it needs. I regret that I no longer can. And, as my capacity is currently diminished, it feels right to focus it on my constituents, and on promoting conservatism from the backbenches."

Rising Star of the Conservative Party

Dehenna Davison gained prominence within the Conservative Party after sweeping the Bishop Auckland seat from Labour in the 2019 election. Seen as a rising star, Davison was hailed as the embodiment of the future face of Conservatism – young, energetic, and hailing from a working-class Northern household.

In addition to her political career, Davison had previously appeared on the reality TV show "Bride and Prejudice" when, at the age of 26, she entered into a relationship with a 59-year-old Tory councillor.

In the past year, Davison announced her intention to step down at the next general election, expressing a desire to focus on her family and life outside of politics.

Respected Colleague Sends Well Wishes

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove expressed his regret over Davison's resignation, describing her as a "brilliant minister and kind friend." He wished her all the best for the future, acknowledging that she had a great deal to offer.

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