No10 makes new Government appointments as Boris Johnson stays as caretaker PM

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Newly appointed minister Sarah Dines (PA Media)
Newly appointed minister Sarah Dines (PA Media)

Downing Street has announced another slew of appointments to the Government as Boris Johnson stays on as a caretaker prime minister.

The fresh faces in government come after Mr Johnson carried out a Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, despite his resignation as Conservative Party leader.

Among them was Sarah Dines, a former assistant whip, has been appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state jointly at the Home Office.

Alan Mak, a former Government whip, is now Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, while Richard Fuller joined the Government for the first time as Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

Stuart Andrew, who resigned as Housing minister earlier this week over Mr Johnson’s leadership, has been appointed a minister at the Ministry of Justice.

Meanwhile, Rehman Chishti was named parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Lia Nici was given the same role at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Brendan Clarke-Smith was also parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Education.

Meanwhile Heather Wheeler was made parliamentary secretary at the Cabinet Office and Guy Opperman has been made parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Work and Pensions.

In addition, Julie Marson was also appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Work and Pensions, and an assistant Government whip.

Further Government appointments included Andrew Griffith being made parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for International Trade.

Jane Hunt is now parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Karl McCartney has been appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Transport.

James Morris has been made parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department of Health and Social Care.

Andrea Jenkyns is now parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Education.

Simon Baynes has been appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state jointly at the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.

Steve Double has been made parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Amanda Solloway is now parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Home Office, and parliamentary under-secretary of state (minister for equalities) at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Peter Bone has been made the new deputy leader of the House of Commons.

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