Justine Greening has announced that she is in a same-sex relationship.

The UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening has opened up about her sexuality, after announcing on Twitter that she is in a “happy same-sex relationship”.

The MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields remarked that she had “… campaigned for Stronger In but sometimes you’re better off out!”

She was referring to the UK’s European Union referendum which saw the UK’s electorate vote to Leave the EU, 52 per cent to 48 per cent.

Her revelation was met with congratulations from many of her colleagues in the Conservatives.

Former London Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith wished Greening well, Crispin Blunt, Chloe Smith and Guy Opperman were just a few of Tory MPs who wished Greening well.

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Nicky Morgan, the Minister for Women and Equal Opportunity said she was delighted for the couple.

The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, who announced that he is to resign after failing to secure a Remain vote in the EU Referendum tweeted his congratulations saying her announcement was “great news”.

Justin Greening later said that she was, “amazed and overwhelmed” by the support and that she really “appreciated” the messages.