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Latest updates on ministerial appointments

Latest updates as Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes government appointments:

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of:

Lord Callanan as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Gillian Keegan MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Education.

Paul Scully MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Minister for London.

James Duddridge MP as a joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP remains a Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Kelly Tolhurst MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Transport.

Wendy Morton MP as a joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, and Assistant Government Whip.

Stuart Andrew MP as Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip).

Marcus Jones MP as a Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip).

Douglas Ross MP remains a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Scotland Office.

Lord True CBE as a Minister of State in the Cabinet Office

Rachel Maclean MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Transport

Baroness Berridge as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Education and a Baroness in Waiting

Nigel Huddleston MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and an Assistant Government Whip

Simon Clarke MP as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Rt Hon Greg Hands MP as a Minister of State in the Department for International Trade.

Michelle Donelan MP as a Minister of State in the Department for Education.

Caroline Dinenage MP as a Minister of State in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Kemi Badenoch MP as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

Chris Philp MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Home Office.

Chris Heaton Harris MP remains a Minister of State in the Department for Transport

Edward Argar MP remains a Minister of State in the Department of Health and Social Care.

Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park as a Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Nigel Adams MP as a joint Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

Baroness Sugg CBE as a joint Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

Kit Malthouse MP remains a Minister of State in the Home Office.

Rt Hon Conor Burns MP remains a Minister of State in the Department for International Trade.

Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP as a Minister of State in the Home Office.

Jeremy Quin MP as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.

Helen Whately MP as a Minister of State in the Department of Health and Social Care.

Chloe Smith MP as a Minister of State in the Cabinet Office.

Robin Walker MP as a Minister of State in the Northern Ireland Office.

Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP as Paymaster General in the Cabinet Office.

Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Rt Hon Andrew Stephenson MP as a Minister of State in the Department for Transport.

Rt Hon James Cleverly MP as joint Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP remains Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip), attending Cabinet.

Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP remains Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons, attending Cabinet

Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP remains Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and First Secretary of State

Rt Hon Simon Hart MP remains Secretary of State for Wales

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP remains Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Rt Hon Priti Patel MP remains Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP as Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP remains Lord Chancellor, and Secretary of State for Justice

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He will also be Minister for COP26

Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP remains Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP as Secretary of State for International Development

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP remains Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Board of Trade, and Minister for Women and Equalities

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remains Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords

Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP remains Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of Suella Braverman MP as Attorney General. She will attend Cabinet

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP remains Secretary of State for Education

Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP remains Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of George Eustice MP as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP remains Secretary of State for Transport

Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP remains Secretary of State for Defence

 

Latest comments: 

Garry Graham, Prospect deputy general secretary

Responding to news that Ben Wallace will remain Defence Secretary, said:

“The alarming rate of churn at the MOD has actively impeded the stable policy-making we need to maintain our national security and support our defence industry, so we welcome a period of stability that will allow Ministers to get to grips with the long-terms challenges facing the country.

“Defence workers badly need a government that is on their side and enables them to play their full role in our national security by placing orders for defence equipment in the UK.

“The Defence Secretary has kept his job, and he can help hundreds of defence workers keep theirs by announcing that the new Fleet Solid Support Ships will be built in British shipyards, securing hundreds of jobs and maintaining a glorious tradition of British shipbuilding.”

RTPI congratulates Jenrick on retaining ministerial role

The chief executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has welcomed the announcement that Robert Jenrick will remain in his role as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Victoria Hills said she looked forward to continuing to work with Mr Jenrick to ensure town planners and the planning system were able to deliver sustainable, well-designed, successful urban and rural places into the future.

She said: “I congratulate Mr Jenrick on retaining his role and welcome the much-needed stability. I look forward to supporting the Secretary of State with the consultation on the planning white paper, which we hope will empower planners to deliver improved places that reflect the needs of local communities and meet net zero carbon and environmental targets.

“The RTPI has long campaigned for government and local authorities to assign more resources to planning teams, and we will continue to lobby for planning to be put back at the top table of corporate decision-making.”

In a letter addressed to Mr Jenrick, Ms Hills said:

“We believe that to support the government to deliver its infrastructure, climate change and built environment agendas it needs to:

  • resource local planning authorities to deliver the government’s targets on carbon net zero, housing and infrastructure,
  • remove barriers to the creation of city-regional spatial strategies and allow city regions to use their devolved planning powers.
  • empower the planning profession to ensure that the UK leads on delivering climate and environmental action locally
  • uphold the right of communities to have a say in local development including codes and plans

She added that she hoped Mr Jenrick would also agree to deliver the keynote address at the RTPI’s annual conference in June.

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