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News of junior ministerial appointments is now coming through...

So far we know that Damian Green will be Immigration Minister; the position he shadowed.

Nick Herbert will be Police Reform Minister. Nick developed the reform agenda and is the best person to see the agenda come to fruition.

Greg Clark will be responsible for decentralisation within the DCLG team. As former Head of Policy for the Tory Party from 2001 until 2005 he authored the Total Politics analysis; an inquiry into the perils of centralising, controlling, politicised government. Another good appointment.

3,30pm: Grant Shapps is Housing Minister.

Tim Montgomerie

6.15pm latest, according to PoliticsHome:

  • Security minister - Baroness Neville-Jones
  • Minister at Wales Office - David Jones
  • Pensions minister - Steve Webb
  • Education minister - Sarah Teather
  • Education minister - Tim Loughton
  • Defence minister - Gerald Howarth
  • Transport minister - Mike Penning
  • Solicitor General - Edward Garnier

ConservativeHome can also confirm that Stephen O'Brien will be a minister as DfID.


  • Tourism minister - John Penrose

7.15pm Sky News reports another raft of names:

  • Foreign Office ministers - David Lidington and Jeremy Browne
  • Treasury ministers - Mark Hoban, Justine Greening and David Gauke
  • Justice minister - Lord McNally
  • Minister for the armed forces at MoD - Nick Harvey
  • Ministers at the Department for Business - Mark Prisk and John Hayes
  • Ministers at the Department for Energy and Climate Change - Charles Hendry and Greg Barker
  • Health ministers - Simon Burns and Paul Burstow
  • Education minister - Nick Gibb
  • Transport minister - Theresa Villiers
  • DEFRA minister - James Paice
  • DfID minister - Alan Duncan - DfID
  • Northern Ireland Minister - Hugo Swire

Jonathan Isaby


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