Government announces new ministerial appointments

Following the departure from Government of the Rt Hon James Heappey MP and the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, the king has approved new appointments.

Heappey has stepped down as armed forces minister and Robert Halfon has resigned as an education minister. Both will be standing down at the next election.

As a result, Leo Docherty MP will take on the role of Minister of State (Minister for the Armed Forces) in the Ministry of Defence and Luke Hall MP will be a Minister of State in the Department for Education.

At the same time, Nus Ghani MP will be a Minister of State (Minister for Europe) in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; Kevin Hollinrake MP will be a Minister of State in the Department for Business and Trade; and Alan Mak MP will be a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State jointly in the Department for Business and Trade and the Cabinet Office.

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