Cambridgeshire MP named as Brexit Secretary

Stephen Barclay has been promoted to Brexit Secretary from a ministerial role in the Department for Health. Credit: .

Theresa May has appointed the MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Stephen Barclay, as Brexit Secretary.

The leave-supporting former health minister will not have negotiation powers with the EU, which the PM will now take sole charge of.

His appointment follows former Home Secretary Amber Rudd's return to the Government as Work and Pensions Secretary.

Downing Street has said Stephen Hammond will replace Mr Barclay at the Department of Health and Social Care.