All change as Theresa May puts together new cabinet

New Prime Minister Theresa May has been putting together her new cabinet, with several MPs in our region getting new roles.

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Peterborough MP to work with new Brexit Minister

Stewart Jackson (left) will assist David Davis (right). Credit: PA

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has been appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Davis - the minister for Exiting the European Union.

Mr Jackson was a a leading campaigner for the Leave Campaign in the EU Referendum.

He will assist Mr Davis in negotiating the UK's exit from the EU.

Mr Jackson tweeted that he was "delighted" with his new role.


Witham MP Patel made International Development Secretary

Priti Patel has got a promotion. Credit: PA

Witham MP Priti Patel has been made International Development Secretary under new Prime Minster Theresa May.

Patel was a prominent leave campaigner during the referendum.

The Essex MP replaces Justine Greening who has now been promoted to Education Secretary.

Patel will be responsible for administering overseas aid and promoting development in developing countries.

May hands Leadsom Environment Secretary role

Prime Minister Theresa May has given a job to her former rival for the Conservative leadership.

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has been appointed appointed Environment Secretary in the new cabinet.

The role was previously held by South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss who was promoted to Justice Secretary earlier today.


Liz Truss leaves Downing Street following appointment

Liz Truss has left Downing Street following her appointment as the new Justice Secretary.

She told reporters outside Number 10 she was "very, very pleased" to be given the role.

Liz Truss looking forward to 'getting stuck in' to new role

Liz Truss leaves Downing Street today. Credit: PA

New Justice Secretary Liz Truss has tweeted her excitement after she was appointed today as part of Theresa May's reshuffle.

The South West Norfolk MP posted that she was "delighted" to be given the opportunity and also added that she couldn't wait to get "stuck in" to her new role.

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