At the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle, Ben Wallace will resign as defense secretary.

When the next Cabinet is reorganized, Ben Wallace has declared he will leave his position as Defense Secretary.

According to the Sunday Times, the MP, who has served in the Cabinet for more than four years and under three prime ministers, then plans to completely exit politics by refusing to stand for office in the upcoming general election.

However, Mr. Wallace disqualified himself from quitting “prematurely” and bringing on a new by-election for the Conservatives to contest.

I’m not going to be standing next time, he reportedly told the Sunday Times.

In the Scottish Parliament in 1999, I entered politics. 24 years, then. I’ve had three phones near my bed for well over seven years.

Mr. Wallace continues to support Rishi Sunak and the government, and it is not known whether his resignation is connected to the present troubles facing the Conservative Party.

He informed the prime minister that he would resign on June 16.

The upcoming Cabinet shuffle is anticipated to occur in September.

When asked about his potential future after leaving politics, I’m extremely glad to go work in a bar, Mr. Wallace said in a statement to the Sunday Times.

I have a lot of possibilities now that I feel content. Sometimes I wonder if I should just do what I enjoy, like watch Formula One or go horseback riding, or try something completely different.

Mr. Wallace, a close associate of Boris Johnson, was instrumental in the UK’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Before it was revealed that the incumbent leader, Jens Stoltenberg, had been awarded an additional year in command, Mr. Wallace had shown interest in running for the position of Nato secretary-general.

He told The Economist that the military alliance had “a lot of unresolved issues” and that “it’s not going to happen.” Later, he played down the possibility of another candidacy for the organization’s leadership.

The Prime Minister discredited Mr. Wallace’s remarks last week when he said that Ukraine should express “gratitude” for the military assistance it had received.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of the nation, called it “absurd” for NATO to insist that there are still requirements for his country to satisfy before it can become a member after the conflict with Russia is over. This prompted Mr. Wallace to make the remark.

In a later statement, Mr. Zelensky said: “I believe we have always appreciated the United Kingdom.

“I am unsure of what it was he meant or how exactly we should be grateful,” you reply.

Mr. Wallace, who is well-liked within the Tory party, has served in government for the longest period of time. He was Theresa May’s security minister before Mr. Johnson promoted him to defense secretary, and he has continued in that position under his two successors.

In 2014 and 2015, respectively, while David Cameron was prime minister, he was appointed as a whip and a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office.

Although he started out as the early front-runner in the race to succeed Mr. Johnson, the Wyre and Preston North MP ruled himself out of contention for the Conservative leadership last year.

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