British PM May appoints Dominic Raab as new Brexit minister

Dominic Raab, Minister of State for Housing and Planning leaves 10 Downing street after the weekly cabinet meeting on February 6, 2018 in London.

British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary on Monday after his predecessor quit in protest at the government's plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union.

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Dominic Raab MP as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union," a statement from May's office said.

Raab was previously a minister for housing.