Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Letwin has deleted a reference to ‘Judaism’ from his Wikipedia profile, with staff saying that although he is Jewish, he is now an atheist.

Letwin’s office has now been linked to three instances of profile amendment on the online encyclopaedia, including the deletion of a reference to Letwin being mocked on a satirical news programme for dumping confidential documents into bins near Whitehall.

Despite the removal of the word ‘Judaism’ from his profile, Letwin’s researcher Richard Park says that the minister still acknowledges his identity. “Oliver is, and has always acknowledged that he is, a Jew by birth and race,” said Park.