Liam Fox retains International Trade Secretary role in Theresa May’s Cabinet

PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:29 12 June 2017

Dr Liam Fox.

Dr Liam Fox.


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.

His pro-Brexit views saw him form a prominent part of Mrs May’s Cabinet when she became Prime Minister last year, having tried unsuccessfully to become the party’s leader.

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.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox arrives at Downing Street in London. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA WireInternational Trade Secretary Liam Fox arrives at Downing Street in London. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Dr Fox achieved more votes on Thursday in North Somerset than any previous candidate, but his majority was cut by Labour’s Greg Chambers.

READ MORE: Liam Fox wins North Somerset General Election vote.

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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