Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith has said he’s ‘very pleased’ to see former Prime Minister David Cameron back in Government.

This comes after the former Conservative leader was appointed as Foreign Secretary on Monday morning, following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle.

Fareham MP Suella Braverman was sacked as Home Secretary following an article she wrote accusing the Metropolitan Police of bias in the policing of protests.

Speaking to the Echo, Mr Smith said: “I’m very pleased to see David Cameron back.

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“He is really well regarded internationally. He has stacks of experience and knows how to win a general election.”

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He added: “We are not a protest group; we are the government and there are few as experienced in government as David Cameron.

“There will be more appointments to come but this one shows Rishi Sunak means business and will take the fight to Labour.”

Ms Braverman's position had come under increasing scrutiny following an article she wrote for the Times, published on Thursday.

In the article Ms Braverman criticised what she called “pro-Palestinian mobs”, and said protest scenes were “disturbingly reminiscent” of those seen in Northern Ireland.

The home secretary also accused the Met Police of a “double standard “over their handling of protests.

Over the weekend, it emerged that Downing Street had not signed off on the article.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said: “Suella Braverman was never fit to be Home Secretary. Rishi Sunak knew this and he still appointed her.

“It was the Prime Minister’s sheer cowardice that kept her in the job even for this long. We are witnessing a broken party and a broken Government, both of which are breaking this country.”

In his first comments in the new role, new Home Secretary James Cleverly said it was an “honour to be appointed as Home Secretary”.

“The goal is clear,” he said.

“My job is to keep people in this country safe.”