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.
Two MPs from Norfolk and Essex have been given special advisory roles in Theresa May's government reshuffle.
More MPs from the Anglia region have been given new jobs in Theresa May's new government.
We looks at who's in and who's out of Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet.