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Kitty Ussher swaps Treasury for DWP

Economic secretary to the Treasury Kitty Ussher is moving to the DWP to become a parliamentary undersecretary.

The Cabinet reshuffle undertaken by Prime Minister Gordon Brown over the weekend will see Ian Pearson take up Ussher’s former position of economic secretary in the Treasury, while ex-Gartmore chief executive Paul Myners takes up the position of financial services secretary.

Myners will be leaving his position as chairman of the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority as a result of his new appointment.

Stephen Timms leaves his position as minister of state for employment and welfare reform at the DWP to become financial secretary to the Treasury.

Mike O’Brien is leaving his role as pensions minister to take up an energy brief and will be replaced by former transport minister Rosie Winterton.

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