Lord Geidt’s resignation comes as the government faces pressure over its asylum policy.
Interior Minister Priti Patel has said preparations have begun for the next flight to take people to Rwanda, despite a European court ruling last night that prevented a plane already on the tarmac from taking off. .
Critics of the policy say the court’s decision is a significant setback for the government’s plans to expel asylum seekers.
The Home Secretary called it “disappointing and surprising”.