Reshuffle Monday


Cameron has been very wary of reshuffles, only replacing senior ministers when there is no other option left open to him.  Hence, whenever there is a juggling around of junior ministers, political anoraks analyse ever little movement.
So, here follows a list of all the movements on Monday, sorted by party.  Of note are the changes made by Miliband to his front bench – namely, the disempowerment of the Blairites; Liam Byrne, Stephen Twigg, and Jim Murphy.
  • Kris Hopkins and Baroness Stowell appointed Parliamentary Under Secretaries at DCLG
  • Anna Soubry appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary at MOD
  • Jane Ellison appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary at Department of Health
  • Nicky Morgan appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury
  • Sajid Javid appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  • Greg Clark leaves the Treasury for the Cabinet Office, becomes Minister of State for Cities and constitution
  • Robert Goodwill appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary at Transport
  • George Eustice to DEFRA
  • Shailesh Vara appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary at Justice
  • Hugh Robertson moves from DCMS to FCO as Minister of State
  • Helen Grant made Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Sport and Equalities) at DCMS
  • Matt Hancock appointed Minister of State for Skills & Enterprise, shared by Business and Education
  • Andrew Robathan appointed as Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office
  • Esther McVey promoted at DWP, replacing Mark Hoban as Minister of State for Employment
  • Mike Penning made Minister of State at DWP
  • Desmond Swayne appointed as Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Senior Whip)
  • Greg Hands promoted to deputy chief whip
  • Amber Rudd, Claire Perry, Gavin Barwell and John Penrose made assistant whips
  • Karren Bradley and Sam Gyimah to the Whips’ Office
  • Mark Prisk fired as Housing minister
  • Alistair Burt out at FCO
  • Richard Benyon out at DEFRA
  • Chloe Smith out at Cabinet Office
  • John Randall out at Whips Office
Lib Dems
  • Michael Moore sacked as Scottish Secretary, replaced by old chief whip Alistair Carmichael
  • Jeremy Browne has been sacked as a Home Office minister – replaced by Norman Baker, in turn replaced at Transport by Susan Kramer
  • Don Foster new Chief Whip
  • Dan Rogerson appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary at Defra
  • Stephen Williams made Parliamentary Under Secretary at DCLG
  • Baroness Jolly has been appointed as a whip in the Lords
  • Michael Dugher promoted to shadow Cabinet Office minister, replacing Jon Trickett
  • Liam Byrne demoted to Shadow Higher Education Minister, replaced by Rachel Reeves – she is replaced as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Chris Leslie
  • Vernon Coaker replaces Jim Murphy as Shadow Defence Secretary
  • Tristram Hunt new Shadow Education Secretary, replacing Stephen Twigg, who is demoted to Shadow Minister of State at Justice
  • Jack Dromey (husband of Harriet Harman) is sacked as Shadow Local Government Secretary
  • Gloria de Piero promoted to Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
  • Liz Kendall attending Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Care and Older People
  • Emma Reynolds attends Cabinet as Shadow Housing Minister
  • Maria Eagle to DEFRA
  • Mary Creagh to Transport
  • Ivan Lewis to Northern Ireland
  • Wayne David made PPS to Miliband
No doubt these replacements will be subject to much scrutiny over the next few days.

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