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Liz Truss made Chief Secretary to the Treasury in reshuffle

Truss has shot up through the ranks since she was elected in 2010 and was previously the Environment Secretary. Credit: PA

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss, who was formerly Justice Secretary, has been moved to Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Truss was promoted to the role of Justice Secretary in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle last July.

Her new role is the second most senior ministerial position in the department after the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Illness on election night meant she wasn't there to hear she'd won the seat for the Tories once more.

Meanwhile, Witham MP Priti Patel will stay on as International Development Secretary.


Farmers take drought worries to government

Farmers are concerned about the impact of the drought on agriculture Credit: ITV Anglia

Farmers from Norfolk met with government officials on Thursday 19th April to voice their fears about the drought. They're concerned about the long term impacts it will have on our agriculture.

They also discussed how water will be supplied in the future, with options including winter storage and reservoirs.

The delegation of farmers and agriculture specialists was organised by South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss.