Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Full PPS Reshuffle List

David Cameron – GAVIN WILLIAMSON
William Hague – MARGOT JAMES
George Osborne – ROBERT HALFON
David Gauke – GARETH JOHNSON
Theresa May – GEORGE HOLLINGBERY
James Brokenshire – GUY OPPERMAN
Mike Penning – STEVE BRINE
Philip Hammond – DAMIAN COLLINS
Baroness Warsi – ERIC OLLERENSHAW
David Lidington – DAVID RUTLEY
Hugo Swire – ALEC SHELBROOKE
Lord Livingston – STEPHEN McPARTLAND
Chris Grayling – STEPHEN METCALFE
Michael Fallon – GRAHAM EVANS
Mark Francois – ANDREW BINGHAM
Anna Soubry – MARK PAWSEY
Greg Clark – DAVID MOWAT
Matthew Hancock – NICOLA BLACKWOOD
Nick Boles – MIKE FREER
Ed Vaizey – JUSTIN TOMLINSON
Iain Duncan Smith – CHARLIE ELPHICKE
Esther McVey – JAMES MORRIS
Mark Harper – CAROLINE NOKES
Baroness Stowell – MARK SPENCER
Jeremy Hunt – ANDREW JONES & SIMON KIRBY
Eric Pickles – JOHN GLEN
Brandon Lewis – JULIAN STURDY
Nicky Morgan – CAROLINE DINENAGE & BEN GUMMER
Nick Gibb – REHMAN CHISHTI
Justine Greening – JULIAN SMITH
Desmond Swayne – JACK LOPRESTI
Patrick McLoughlin – IAIN STEWART
John Hayes – NEIL PARISH
Theresa Villiers – MARY MACLEOD
Stephen Crabb – DAVID MORRIS
Sajid Javid – MARCUS JONES
Liz Truss – ROBIN WALKER
Francis Maude – STUART ANDREW
Oliver Letwin – PAUL MAYNARD
Jeremy Wright – HEATHER WHEELER
Grant Shapps – JAKE BERRY

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Final Reshuffle Changes as They Happen

The finishing touches to the reshuffle are being announced by No.10 this afternoon:

Anne Milton has been promoted to Government Whip.

Andrew Selous has been appointed PUSS at the MoJ.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is PUSS at DCLG.

Lord Ashton of Hyde has been made a whip in the Lords.

Developing…

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THE RESHUFFLE: All Today’s Moves as They Happen

7:40pm: Andrew Lansley is stepping down as an MP at the election.

5:40pm: Tobias Ellwood appointed FCO PUSS.

5:00pm: Jo Johnson promoted to Minister of State at Cabinet Office.

4:58pm: Sam Gymiah is PUSS at DfE.

4:02pm: Whips: Mel Stride, Therese Coffey, Ben Wallace & Damian Hinds.

3:59pm: Alun Cairns is PUSS at Wales Office.

2:05pm: Brooks Newmark is Parliamentary Secretary at Cabinet Office.

2:00pm: Ed Vaizey Minister of State at DCMS and BIS.

1:59pm: Brandon Lewis made Minister of State at DCLG.

1:47pm: Andrew Murrison is PUSS at Northern Ireland.

1:46pm: George Freeman becomes Minister for Life Sciences.

1:40pm: Julian Brazier becomes PUSS at MoD.

1:36pm: Desmond Swayne is Minister of State at DFID.

1:33pm: Robert Buckland becomes Solicitor General.

1:22pm: Liam Fox turns down a job at FCO.

1:14pm: Nick Gibb is returning to Government as Minister of State at DfE.

12:30pm: Penny Mordaunt is the new PUSS at DCLG.

12:29pm: Amber Rudd is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DECC.

12:25pm: Priti Patel becomes Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury.

12:25pm: Claire Perry becomes a Transport minister.

12:18pm: Oliver Lewtin becomes Lord Privy Seal.

12:12pm: Anna Soubry is Minister of State at Defence.

12:10pm: John Hayes appointed Minister of State at Transport.

12:07pm: David Gauke is Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

11:35am: Mark Harper appointed Minister of State at DWP.

11:32am: Nick Boles is Minister of State at Education and BIS.

11:30am: Mike Penning is Minister of State at Home Office and MoJ.

11:14am: Matt Hancock is Minister of State for BIS, DECC and Portsmouth. He will attend Cabinet.

11:11am: Jeremy Wright is the new Attorney General.

11.00am: Baroness Stowell replaces Jonathan Hill as Lords Leader.

10:43am: Lord Hill is the PM’s nomination for European Commissioner.

10.34am: Greg Clark becomes Minister for Universities, Cities and Science.

10:27am: Esther McVey continues at DWP and will now attend Cabinet.

9:55am: Michael Fallon is the new Defence Secretary.

9:30am: New Environment Secretary is Liz Truss.

9:25am: Nicky Morgan replaces Gove as Education Secretary.

9.12am: Michael Gove is moved to Chief Whip.

Developing…

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Get Warsi Briefing Begins, Again

As ever, one big reshuffle headache is what to do about Warsi. The ‘Senior’ Minister of State at Communities and the Foreign Office is unlikely to go quietly, though that has not stopped others in government attempting to brief her out of the door. In fact, they appear to have formed an orderly queue over at Coffee House:

“Baroness Warsi is alleged by multiple sources in and out of government to have consistently resisted calls to develop a proper strategy on integration and tackling extremism at its roots, even though this is the Prime Minister’s policy…

One source says: ‘Sayeeda made clear when she got the job at CLG that she didn’t agree with the Prime Minister and that she simply wasn’t going to do this bit of her job.’”

While she’s clearly a drag, is it really worth the risk for No 10 of the famously tempestuous, former loyalist, going totally tonto pre-2015? Warsi’s well maintained diaries remain a source of concern in Tory circles… 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Reshuffle Rumour Round Up
Diaries Cleared for a Week Today

The reshuffle speculation level has been raised from ‘fevered’ to ‘panicked’. Guido hears that Downing Street have instructed departments not to schedule anything for a week today. This, however, could be anything from an elaborate bluff, to an unintentional display of competence. The latest chatter still says it’s going to be ladies night and whilst plenty of women MPs are expected to rise up the ranks, vivacious and pushy Esther McVey – tipped for the cabinet by many – is in fact still in the PM’s doghouse after her spectacularly unhelpful comments during the Maria Miller scandal. Penny Mordaunt, who has impressed recently, is tipped to replace Andrew Murrison at Defence. 

Whilst previously Cameron has preferred tinkering reshuffles, there are some whispers of a big upheaval that could even see a job swap between Iain Duncan-Smith at Defence and Phil Hammond at Work and Pensions. Hammond is not hugely popular with the top brass, and could deploy his famed safe pair of hands at DWP, while IDS, a former military man, would be unlikely to accept any other job. Speculation about the future of Grant Shapps at CCHQ has all but died out, while Ken Clarke seems resigned to his fate. This is all rumour mill though…

Any government reshuffle will indicate that the new EU commissioner has been decided, which would point to a delay. Andrew Lansley is said to be out, Willetts has let it be known he speaks French and German, while others say Michael Howard is still worth an outside bet. Lord Howard has certainly not ruled himself out of one last big job, and the PM owes him one after Dave’s then boss delayed the 2005 leadership election to let his favoured successor get their campaign in gear. It would also avoid a messy by-election.

Some in No. 10 are anticipating that in all likelihood No. 10’s first option for Commissioner will be ‘Junck-ed’ in petty retaliation. While in the past, Downing Street have allowed reshuffle rumours to last for months, cunningly keeping everyone on best behaviour, they’re running out of time to bed in new ministers in well before the election. It’s hardly like they’re going to be legislating much, mind.

UPDATE:

 

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Number 10 Policy Board Job Allocation

Jobs for the new faces on the Number 10 policy board announced this afternoon:

  • Alun Cairns – environment, energy and local government
  • Andrea Leadsom – part of the public services brief
  • Nadhim Zahawi – economic affairs
  • Priti Patel – home affairs and constitution
  • Chris Skidmore – public services

Softening the blow of being overlooked in the reshuffle.

Via @monitoringuk

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PPS Reshuffle: Full List

The reshuffle is finally complete. Here are the changes to government PPS:

David Cameron, Prime Minister: Gavin Williamson
Dominic Grieve, Attorney General: Jessica Lee
David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities: Paul Uppal
Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Energy: Therese Coffey
Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment: Margot James
Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Skills : Nicola Blackwood
Grant Shapps, Conservative Party Chairman: Jake Berry
Oliver Letwin, Minister of State for Government Policy: Paul Maynard
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office: Stuart Andrew
John Hayes, Minister without Portfolio: Mel Stride
Greg Clark, Minister of State for Cities and the Constitution: David Mowat
Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities a: John Glen/Mike Freer
Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State for Faith: Eric Ollerenshaw
Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Mary Macleod
Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence: Penny Mordaunt
Mark Francois, Minister of State for the Armed Forces: Damian Hinds
Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for the  Environment: David Burrowes
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education: Ben Gummer
Greg Barker, Minister of State for Climate Change: Laura Sandys
William Hague, Secretary of State for ForeignOffice: Keith Simpson
David Lidington, Minister of State for Europe: Charlie Elphicke
Hugo Swire, Minister of State at the Foreign Office: Richard Graham
Hugh Robertson, Minister of State at the Foreign Office: Simon Kirby
Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health: Tobias Ellwood/Andrew Jones
Theresa May, Home Secretary: George Hollingbery
Damian Green, Minister of State for Policing: David Rutley
Mark Harper, Minister of State for Immigration: Guy Opperman
Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Dev: Julian Smith
Alan Duncan, Minister of State for International Dev: Mark Menzies
Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice: Lee Scott
Andrew Lansley, Leader of the House of Commons: John Howell
Lord Hill of Oareford, Leader of the House of Lords: Nigel Adams
Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Damian Collins
Andrew Robathan, Minister of State for Northern Ireland: Robin Walker
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport: Iain Stewart/Julian Sturdy
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer: Rob Wilson
Sajid Javid, Financial Secretary to the Treasury: Marcus Jones
IDS, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Andrew Selous
Mike Penning, Minister of State for Disabled People: Steve Brine
Esther McVey, Minister of State for Employment: Harriet Baldwin
David Jones, Secretary of State for Wales: Daniel Kawczynski
Ken Clarke, Minister without Portfolio: Ben Wallace

Alun Cairns, Andrea Leadsom, Priti Patel, Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi have all joined the Number 10 Policy Board.

Via ConHome

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Old Banger’s Double Reshuffle Blow

Spare a thought for Greg Knight the former chair of the Procedure Committee who was lured away from the safe £80,000 job, perhaps by the £92,000 salary, to be No. 3 in the Tory Whips’ office. Now he’s a sacked whip. Reshuffled into the deck on a back bench salary (£66,000). But he has his network to fall back on. In 2007, Knight was named as one of the 50 most influential people worldwide in the Historic Vehicle Movement. Broom broom.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Reshuffle Day 2 Rolling Live Blog

  • Brownite bootboy Ian Austin stands down from front bench.
  • Luciana Berger replacing Diane Abbott as shadow public health minister.
  • Stella Creasy joins Chuka at shadow BIS. Gareth Thomas new shadow Europe minister. Rushanara Ali to shadow Education.
  • Alison McGovern and Gavin Shuker off to shadow DfiD with Jim Murphy.
  • Rob Wilson appointed Osborne’s PPS, leaving his old job as PPS to Jeremy Hunt.
  • Gavin Williamson is the PM’s new PPS, replacing Sam Gymiah who is off to the whips office. 
  • Shabana Mahmood is off to the shadow Treasury team. Jack Dromey becomes the Shadow Police Minister.
  • Wayne David PPS to Miliband.

Rolling…

CONFIRMED: Diane Abbott Sacked

Miliband has fired Diane Abbott from her job as shadow public heath minister, the Guardian reports. Labour’s press team aren’t commenting. More time to spend on her London mayor campaign…


Seen Elsewhere

Paper Trail Suggests Ashcroft Still Funding Tories | Indy
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Former Minister’s Join ‘Canberra Caterer’ Outcry | The Times
Stop Bercow | The Times
Speaker Cornered | Times
Britain’s Beheaders | Speccie
‘Underclass’ Is Dave’s Fault | Conservative Women
Civil Liberties/Privacy NGO Hires New CEO | Big Brother Watch
Why I Won’t Join UKIP | Dan Hannan
Who Will Stand Up for the Christians? | Ron Lauder
Labour Swing Extends Deep into Tory Seats | Lord Ashcroft


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