Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson arrives at the Ministry of Defence, London, Britain, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to appoint a new defense minister Thursday after her ally Michael Fallon quit in a sexual harassment scandal that has prompted calls for an end to the "locker room" culture in Parliament.May selected him last year as the party's chief whip in Parliament – a role which tasks him with maintaining voting discipline on legislation.Williamson said nothing as he arrived at the Defense Ministry Thursday, taking on the role at a difficult time for May, who since June's election is dependent on the support of a small Northern Irish party for a majority in Parliament.
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