MP John Penrose loses ministerial job in Theresa May’s reshuffle

PUBLISHED: 20:19 16 July 2016 | UPDATED: 20:31 16 July 2016

Weston MP John Penrose.

Weston MP John Penrose.

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Weston-super-Mare’s MP John Penrose has lost his Parliamentary Secretary job as part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle.

Theresa May continues to make changes to senior minister jobs.Theresa May continues to make changes to senior minister jobs.

Mr Penrose was made Minister for Constitutional Reform only a year ago, when David Cameron was Prime Minister.

But he announced earlier this evening that he no longer holds this position, as Mrs May continues to make changes to senior ministerial positions.

Mr Penrose said: “Alas I’m a casualty of the reshuffle. PM’s vision right for the country though, so will keep supporting.”

Mrs May became Prime Minister on Wednesday, and began making sweeping changes to her cabinet that evening.

During his time in the ministerial role, Mr Penrose oversaw changes to the electoral roll and recently answered procedural questions on the European Union Referendum in Parliament.

North Somerset’s MP Liam Fox received a promotion to the cabinet on Wednesday, with a newly-created role of Secretary of State for International Trade.


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