Dave's big reshuffle: Who's in and out in the East

David Cameron has carried out a wholesale shake-up of his ministerial team.
David Cameron has carried out a wholesale shake-up of his ministerial team. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

David Cameron has carried out the biggest wholesale shake-up of his ministerial team since becoming Prime Minister. He brought into government a number of MPs from the Anglia region who were elected just only four years ago. There are also some leaving their posts.

Joining the Cabinet as Environment Secretary is the South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss while the Andrew Lansley is not only leaving the government but will also give up his safe Conservative seat in South Cambridgeshire at the next election in May 2014.

These are the ministerial appointments in the Anglia region:

SW Norfolk MP and newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss
SW Norfolk MP and newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire
  • Liz Truss - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Lis Truss has been the SW Norfolk MP since 2010 and moves from the Department for Education where she had been Education and Childcare Minister since 2010.

  • Matthew Hancock - Attends Cabinet as Business, Enterprise and Energy Minister

Matthew Hancock has been the West Suffolk MP since 2010. He has become one of 11 politicians who attend Cabinet meetings but who are not full members.

He has a rather cumbersome portfolio as Minister for Portsmouth, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy. He will work across two departments - the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department of Energy & Climate Change.

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock has been promoted by David Cameron. Credit: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/Press Association Images

He has been Skills Minister since 2013 and before that a junior minister since 2012.

Before becoming an MP, Mr Hancock worked as an aide to George Osborne.

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning
Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning is the new Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • Mike Penning - Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims

Mike Penning has been the MP for Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire since 2005 and has been a minister since David Cameron came to power. He's been moved from the Department of Work and Pensions where he had been Minister for Disabled People since 2013.

He will now work across two departments - the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

Before becoming an MP, Mr Penning was in the army and was a firefighter.

  • Nick Boles - Minister for Skills, Enterprise and Equalities

Nick Boles has been the MP for Grantham and Stamford in Lincolnshire since 2010. He has been appointed jointly as Minister of State in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education.

Mr Boles was a junior minister at the Communities and Local Government Department where he looked after planning. His new role is partly that vacated by Matt Hancock but with added responsibility for the implementation of equal marriage.

  • John Hayes - Transport Minister

John Hayes has been the MP for South Holland and the Deepings in south Lincolnshire since 1997. He's been Minister without Portfolio since March 2013 when he was moved away from his job as Energy Minister. Mr Hayes is now in the Department for Transport.

Witham MP Priti Patel
Witham MP Priti Patel is the new Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
  • Priti Patel - Junior Treasury Minister

Priti Patel has been the MP for Witham in Essex since 2010. She's been given her first ministerial job as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

She will be responsible for reducing tax evasion and avoidance and making the tax system more efficient.

  • George Freeman - Minister for Life Sciences

George Freeman has been the MP for Mid Norfolk since 2010. He has been given his first ministerial post working jointly in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Health.

  • Brooks Newmark - Junior Cabinet Office Minister

Brooks Newmark has been the MP for Braintree in Essex since 2005. We was a whip between 2007 and 2012 but has returned to the government as the Minister for Civil Society as Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office

  • Brandon Lewis - Planning & Housing Minister

Brandon Lewis has been the MP for Great Yarmouth in Norfolk since 2010. He has been promoted within the Department for Communities and Local Government from being a junior minister.

Mr Lewis is the former leader of Brentwood Council in Essex.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey
Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey leaves Downing Street after being given a new job. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
  • Therese Coffey - Assistant Government Whip

Therese Coffey has been the MP for Suffolk Coastal since 2010. Being appointed a whip is the first step on the ministerial ladder.

WHO'S OUT

South Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley
South Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley is leaving the Cabinet and Parliament. Credit: PA Wire
  • Andrew Lansley - South Cambridgeshire MP

Was Leader of the House of Commons and before that the Health Secretary who pushed through controversial NHS reforms. He has not only resigned from government but will be giving up his seat in South Cambridgeshire.

Read more: Andrew Lansley's resignation

  • Alan Duncan - Rutland & Melton MP

Mr Duncan has resigned as International Development Minister, a post he has held since 2010.