The region’s MPs are adjusting to their new roles in David Cameron’s latest cabinet reshuffle.
Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles is the new Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Deepings MP John Hayes is the new Minister of State for Transport while Rutland MP Alan Duncan has left his role as Minister for International Development in the latest cabinet reshuffle.
Mr Boles (Con) was previously Minister for Planning and Development. He will be expected to take on the issue of equal marriage in his new role, which covers the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
A tweet from Prime Minister David Cameron’s account said: “Nick Boles is Minister of State for the Business and Education depts. Part of his brief will be equal marriage implementation. #Reshuffle.”
Mr Boles said: “I am very excited to have a new challenge. I am determined to make sure that everybody can acquire the skills to be able to benefit from the economic recovery.”
Mr Hayes (Con) will continue in his role as Cabinet Office Minister alongside his new position as Minister of State for Transport.
Mr Duncan (Con) was appointed Minister for International Development in 2010. He said: “I am standing down from the Government at my own request, having decided that it is time for a change.
“I have been privileged to spend four years as Minister for International Development, which has been one of the most fulfilling responsibilities I have assumed in my life.
“I am proud to have contributed to Britain’s role in the world, but am now looking forward to weighing in behind the Government’s domestic efforts to restore the UK’s economic fortunes.
“I have always been careful never to let my constituency work slip while I have been a minister, but I will naturally now have more time to champion Rutland as much as I always have.”