The former television presenter Esther McVey has landed the top job at the Department for Work and Pensions.
The job was first offered to Justine Greening but she turned it down and has resigned from the cabinet. Click here for more.
Ms McVey is a popular figure on the right of the Conservative Party who is sometimes talked about as a future leader. She's from Liverpool and used to work as a presenter at GMTV.
She made her first steps towards a political career in 2005 when she unsuccessfully fought the Wirral West seat which she then went on to narrowly win five years later.
Ms McVey was quickly identified as a rising star and helped oversee benefit reform in former party leader Iain Duncan Smith’s department.
In the 2015 election Ms McVey lost her seat after a bitter local campaign.
However, she made a return to Parliament in 2017 when she won George Osborne’s old seat Tatton in Cheshire.
Esther McVey has been selected as the Conservative party candidate in the Tatton constituency in Cheshire after the former Chancellor George Osborne announced he will not seek re-election on June 8th.
He announced he will quit in order to concentrate on his new job as editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper. Mr Osborne takes up the post next month.
Conservative politician Esther McVey says she did her best despite losing her Wirral West seat to Labour candidate Margaret Greenwood.
There were just a few hundred votes between the two candidates.
The MP for Wirral West Esther Mcvey is widely tipped for promotion as the Prime Minister begins his cabinet reshuffle. The former TV presenter was elected in 2010 and currently works in the Department for Work and Pensions as the Minister for Disabled People.
The Prime Minister is believed to be keen to see more females in the higher ranks of his government, and to promote more Northerners. Mcvey has impressed senior cabinet members with her robust defence of the government's benefit changes in a series of media appearances over the last 12 months.
The minister for disabled people and Tory MP for Wirral West, Esther McVey, said changes to the benefit system are about "understanding disability in the 21st century" and adapting a system which will work better in the future.
The MP said the new scheme is not aimed at saving money.