Around 300 applications have been received.
Patel's critics are calling for her to tackle male violence head on.
Robert Buckland, Robert Jenrick and Gavin Williamson have all left the Government and returned to the back benches.
SNP Westminster leader will tell party conference that voters in Scotland have 'put their trust in different parties'.
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has called for virtual proceedings to be extended.
Edinburgh South West MP posted message on Twitter saying she is stepping away from her duties.
Edinburgh South West MP tweets she has been sacked as Ian Blackford carries out reshuffle of SNP team at Westminster.
The disgraced MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West has said she has no intention of standing down.
Ian Blackford urged opposition parties to back an extension beyond the scheduled end date of December 31.