Ex-MP for North Norfolk David Prior made health minister

File photo dated 22/10/2013 of David Prior. Photo: PA/PA Wire

File photo dated 22/10/2013 of David Prior. Photo: PA/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Former North Norfolk MP David Prior has become a health minister in David Cameron's new government.

Mr Prior was the Conservative MP from 1997 to 2001 until he lost his seat to Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb.

He is currently chairman of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and a trustee of the Inspiration Trust which runs a chain of schools across Norfolk.

The former chairman of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health.

He will stand down as CQC chair to take up the new role and be made a life peer in the House of Lords so that he can join the government.


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