MP Greg Clark has held on to his job as Business Secretary in a Government reshuffle, that some commentators described as ‘shambolic’.
The Tunbridge Wells Member of Parliament was widely predicted to lose his Cabinet role to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to bring in fresh faces.
National media reported over the weekend that Mr Clark was likely to step aside to allow Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to take on the business role.
But an apparent refusal by Mr Hunt to move meant Mr Clark kept his position as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which he has held since 2016.
Mr Clark told the Times yesterday: “I’m delighted to be reappointed.
“It is a great privilege to serve in the Government, as it is to continue to represent the people of Tunbridge Wells, and I look forward to building on the progress we’ve made in championing British businesses and ensuring the UK is at the forefront of sustainable energy production.”
Mr Clark had previously been Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from 2015-16.
Wealden MP Nus Ghani was one of six female MPs promoted, to become Government whip.