David Gauke has been appointed financial secretary to the Treasury, replacing Nicky Morgan who has been promoted to Education Secretary in today’s Government reshuffle.
Gauke is MP for South West Hertfordshire and was previously serving as exchequer secretary to the Treasury. He will be replaced in that role by Priti Patel, MP for Witham and previously a member of the public administration committee. She continues to serve on the members’ expenses committee.
Former Education Secretary Michael Gove was told last night he would be moved from the Education Secretary role and is now Commons chief whip.
Morgan will continue in her role as minister for women and equalities.