Nicky Morgan, the MP for Loughborough and currently Economic Secretary to the Treasury has been appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women, the Prime Minister has said on Twitter:
Nicky Morgan MP is the new Financial Secretary to the Treasury. She'll also be Minister for Women and will attend Cabinet in that role.
Maria Miller handed in her resignation today, saying the row over her expenses had become 'an enormous distraction'.
It is possible that the Chancellor had come to a different conclusion from the PM as to which way the Maria Miller crisis was going.
The son of a Pakistani immigrant, the newly-appointed Culture Secretary has been tipped by some as a future Conservative leader.