MP’s Greg Clark, Chris Grayling and Liam Fox have all been given new roles in Prime Minister Theresa May’s first cabinet.
Clark, who had been local government secretary since May 2015, has been given the new brief of secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, Grayling has been promoted to secretary of state for transport and former defence secretary Fox takes over as secretary of state for international trade.
It means Grayling will oversee the Heathrow Airport expansion and the future of the HS2 rail line.
May’s other big moves have seen George Osborne leave government to be replaced as chancellor by Phillip Hammond, Nicky Morgan has been replaced as education secretary and minister for women and equalities by Justine Greening, while Damian Green is the new work and pensions secretary.
Elsewhere, Jeremy Hunt has stayed on as health secretary, while Andrea Leadsom, who stood against May for the Conservative Party leadership, has been made environment secretary. Sajid Javid takes over as the new secretary of state for communities and local government.