David Cameron has appointed Michael Fallon as the Minister of Portsmouth.
The role has come about to help the city recover from the loss of Navy shipbuilding jobs.
Fallon was named minister with special responsibility to support job growth in the city.
It is thought to be the first minister that has been given responsibility for a particular city since Micael Heseltine was made minister of Liverpool in 1981.
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