South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss and Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis see roles changed in Theresa may’s post-election 2017 cabinet reshuffle

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss and Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis arrive for the cabinet res

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss and Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis arrive for the cabinet reshuffle. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk MP has been given a new role in the prime minister's cabinet reshuffle, while another, though in the same job, will now attend cabinet meetings.

Justice Secretary Liz Truss arrives at Downing Street in London. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Justice Secretary Liz Truss arrives at Downing Street in London. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Theresa May announced who will make up her new cabinet on Sunday afternoon.

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss, former justice secretary, has been appointed as chief secretary to the treasury.

The move has generally been viewed as a demotion for Mrs Truss, who had been tipped to take over the education role.

David Lidington has been appointed lord chancellor and justice secretary.

Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth Brandon Lewis arrives at Downing Street i

Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth Brandon Lewis arrives at Downing Street in London. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire - Credit: PA


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Mrs Truss said: 'I'm delighted to be appointed as chief secretary to the treasury. It is a great honour and I am looking forward to getting down to work as well as serving the people of South West Norfolk.'

Meanwhile, Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis was reconfirmed as minister for policing and the fire service in the Home Office, under home secretary Amber Rudd, but he will now attend cabinet meetings in what is a promotion for the role.

Elsewhere in the reshuffle, David Gauke has been announced as work and pensions secretary, Greg Clark has been reappointed as business secretary, Justine Greening will remain in education and Damian Green is first secretary of state, in effect, deputy prime minister.

Jeremy Hunt will also remain as health secretary and Michael Gove will be environment secretary.

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