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New Treasury and DWP ministers announced; Hoban returns to backbenches

Conservative MP Sajid Javid has been named as Treasury financial secretary following a Government reshuffle.

Javid, who was previously Treasury economic secretary, replaces Greg Clark, who has been appointed as minister of state (cities and constitution).

Conservative MP Nicky Morgan takes on the Treasury economic secretary role following Javid’s promotion.

Esther McVey, who is also a Tory MP, will take over from Mark Hoban as employment minister at the Department for Work and Pensions. Hoban returns to the backbenches. 

The BBC quotes Hoban as saying he is looking forward to expressing himself in speeches “rather than whispered conversations in corridors”.

Conservative MP Mike Penning has also been handed a ministerial position at the DWP, although it remains unclear which portfolio he will take on.


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  1. Pleasingly, Hoban’s shortcomings have been recognised and he has been placed where he can do no real damage (apart from his constituents, that is)

  2. Spot on Alan, Hoban is a catastrophe wherever he goes.
    ps I see the pills are working lovely photo

  3. This is good news : The Financial Secretary to the Treasury’s responsibilities include
    “financial services policy and overall strategic relationship with UK financial services, including:
    banking and financial services reform and regulation (at home and in the EU)
    financial stability
    City competitiveness
    bank lending and access to finance
    the Financial Services Authority (FSA)”
    And Nicky Morgan’s engagement with IFA Centre members indicates interest and concern in how retail financial services markets work (or don’t) … so let’s use these opportunities wisely.

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