Liam Fox retains International Trade Secretary role in Theresa May’s Cabinet
PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:29 12 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May has reappointed Dr Liam Fox to her Cabinet.
Dr Fox, who was re-elected on Thursday for the Conservative Party in North Somerset, will retain his post as International Trade Secretary.
It is his second Cabinet role having previously been Secretary of State for Defence under David Cameron, although he resigned when his conduct was called into question.
Mrs May has kept the vast majority of her Cabinet the same, including retaining Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary and Philip Hammond as Chancellor.
Dr Fox achieved more votes on Thursday in North Somerset than any previous candidate, but his majority was cut by Labour’s Greg Chambers.
Richard Foord, of the Liberal Democrats, came third ahead of independent candidate Donald Davies. Charley Pattison, of the Green Party, finished fifth.
John Penrose meanwhile was re-elected in Weston-super-Mare’s constituency and James Heappey won in Wells.
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