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Ex-civil service chief Sir Jeremy Heywood dies

Sir Jeremy Heywood, former cabinet secretary and civil service head, has died of cancer aged 56, Downing Street has announced.

Sir Jeremy was cabinet secretary from 2012 until 2018 and head of the civil service between 2014 and 2018.

Prime Minister Theresa May described the news as “extremely sad” and said her thoughts were with his family.

Labour’s Yvette Cooper said Sir Jeremy had done “a lot to hold government together at very difficult times”.

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