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Hertfordshire MP loses job as Armed Forces minister

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has lost his job as defence minister in the government reshuffle. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

The Hertfordshire MP Mike Penning has been reshuffled out of the government after serving as a minister for seven years.

Mr Penning, who has represented Hemel Hempstead since 2005, was the Armed Forces Minister in the Ministry of Defence.

Previously he had been Policing Minister, Minister for Disabled People, a Northern Ireland Minister and the Junior Transport Minister.

Before becoming a politician, Mike Penning was in the Grenadier Guards and a firefighter inn Essex.

Two more MPs lose positions in government reshuffle

The two MPs are no longer in their former ministerial roles.

Two more of the region's MPs have been removed from their positions in government.

Harlow MP Robert Halfon will no longer serve as Apprenticeship Minister and Hertfordshire MP Sir Oliver Heald also leaves his post in the Justice department.

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