PPS Reshuffle List in Full

After the excitement of the cabinet reshuffle, the vague intrigue of the ministerial reshuffle, and the insider intel on SpAd appointments, we get all the way down the new government PPSs. Brace yourselves for the dizzying excitement of the newly-completed list in full:

PM: Andrew Griffiths & Sarah Dines
Deputy PM: Mike Wood
Cabinet Office: Jane Hunt & Ian Levy
Treasury: Claire Coutinho & Craig Williams
Home Office: Paul Holmes & Gagan Mohindra
Foreign Office/W&Eq: Bim Afolami & Sarah Atherton
Defence: Suzanne Webbe & James Sunderland
Justice: Julie Marson & Joy Morrissey
Health: Saqib Bhatti & Natalie Elphicke
BEIS: Mark Fletcher & Felicity Buchan
COP26: Katherine Fletcher
MHCLG: Angela Richardson, Jacob Young & Danny Kruger
Trade: Jack Brereton & Peter Gibson
Education: Sara Britcliffe & David Johnston
DEFRA: Fay Jones & Selaine Saxby
Transport: Laura Trott & Nicola Richards
DWP: Flick Drummond & Gareth Bacon
Scotland: Ruth Edwards
Wales: Virginia Crosbie
Northern Ireland: Jonathan Gullis
DCMS: John Lamont & Lia Nici
Leader of the Commons: Lucy Allan
Leader of the Lords: Chris Clarkson
Law Officers: Alberto Costa
CCHQ Chairman: James Wild

The reshuffle est fini.

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Boris Puts All his PPS Eggs in 2019 Basket

A small PPS reshuffle came last night after a few resignations and sackings:

  • Chris Clarkson (2019) → MoJ
  • Jonathan Gullis (2019)→ Leader of the Lords
  • Peter Gibson (2019) → Tory Chairman’s Office
  • Neil O’Brien (2017) → promotion to Tory vice chairman
  • Damien Moore (2017) → Defra

The full list is available here

As part of the ongoing Lee Cain promotion row, one former minister told Paul Waugh “What is much more important is that they appoint someone, ideally an MP, to properly manage relations with the parliamentary party and sort that out because it is pretty poor.” Guido disagrees. There’s no doubt No. 10 needs to sort out Downing Street backbench relations, however the bad terms at the moment aren’t due to the lack of a chief of staff. That’s not to say a chief of staff who knew their way round the parliamentary party would not be an advantage.

One government source lays the blame largely at the door of Boris’s PPS appointments. While they’re a good way to plant the seeds of future ministers, their key role is liaising between ministers, departments and MPs. No. 10 has been lavishing appointments primarily on new-intake MPs and diverse ones at that. Crunching the numbers, Guido discovers over half – 53% – of all PPSs are now from the 2019 intake.

🏳️‍🌈 12.5% are LGBT, versus 5.5% of Tory MPs as a whole

✊🏾10% are BAME, versus 6% of Tory MPs as a whole

👩🏼‍💼43% are women, versus 40% of Tory MPs as a whole

Of the 2019 PPSs, those diversity figures are even more pronounced. Many Tory MPs Guido talks to are crying out for No. 10 to prioritise party relations over affirmative action

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Read in Full: Government’s New PPS’s, Trade Envoys and Tory Chairmen

To accompany Guido’s seminal SpAd list, he is today able to release the first comprehensive list of bottom rung government payroll appointments. Rarely seen in one single database…

Boris has seemingly finished off his PPS list, notably including many of the 2019 intake. Some disgruntled straight, white, male MPs moan to Guido No. 10 seems to be fast-tracking female, BAME and LGBT MPs up the ranks faster than them…

Guido also spots the much-delayed reshuffle to the Tories’ line-up of party chairs has been concluded, promoting figures like Alan Mak and Nickie Aiken. Interesting given recent reports CCHQ were planning to cut down the number of vice-chairs as a money-saving manoeuvre…

Finally, today Liz Truss announced the full list of new government trade envoys, with 15 new additions compared to the last list. Some announcements have raised eyebrows; including the appointment of Ian Austin to Israel, and Daniel Kaczynski to Mongolia – one MP suggests to Guido it’s a ploy to get him as far away from controversy as possible…

Read the database in full below:

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New PPS List in Full

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Rt Hon Theresa May MP – George Hollingbery MP and Seema Kennedy MP

HM Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer – Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP – Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Ministerial team – Suella Fernandes MP and Chris Philp MP

Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department – Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP – Robert Jenrick MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP – James Cleverly MP
Ministerial team – Nusrat Ghani MP and Simon Hoare MP

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP – Conor Burns MP
Ministerial team – Amanda Milling MP

Ministry of Defence
Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP – Oliver Dowden MP
Ministerial team – Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP

Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor, and Secretary of State for Justice – Rt Hon David Lidington MP – Lucy Frazer QC MP
Ministerial team – Alan Mak MP

Department for Education
Secretary of State for Education, and Minister for Women and Equalities – Rt Hon Justine Greening MP – Helen Whately MP
Ministerial team – Luke Hall MP

Department for Exiting the European Union
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Rt Hon David Davis MP – Gareth Johnson MP
Ministerial team – Jeremy Quin MP

Department for International Trade
Secretary of State for International Trade, and President of the Board of Trade – Rt Hon Liam Fox MP – Tom Pursglove MP
Ministerial team – Mike Wood MP

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Rt Hon Greg Clark MP – Kelly Tolhurst MP
Ministerial team – Rishi Sunak MP

Department of Health
Secretary of State for Health – Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP – Jo Churchill MP
Ministerial team – James Cartlidge MP

Department for Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Rt Hon David Gauke MP – Peter Heaton-Jones MP
Ministerial team – Huw Merriman MP

Department for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport – Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP – James Heappey MP
Ministerial team – Scott Mann MP

Department for Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP – Mims Davies MP
Ministerial team – Kevin Foster MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons – Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP – Victoria Prentis MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords – Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park – Victoria Atkins MP

Scotland Office
Secretary of State for Scotland – Rt Hon David Mundell MP – Alberto Costa MP

Wales Office
Secretary of State for Wales – Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP – Glyn Davies MP

Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP – David Morris MP

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Rt Hon Michael Gove MP – Kevin Hollinrake MP
Ministerial team – Rebecca Pow MP

Department for International Development
Secretary of State for International Development – Rt Hon Priti Patel MP – Wendy Morton MP
Ministerial team – Michael Tomlinson MP

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP – Matt Warman MP
Ministerial team – Nigel Huddleston MP

Cabinet Office
First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office – Rt Hon Damian Green MP – James Morris MP
Ministerial team – Will Quince MP

Attorney General’s Office
Attorney General – Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP – Michelle Donelan MP

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Conservative Party Chairman – Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP – Edward Argar MP

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Complete Government PPS List

Including junior PPS positions finalised over the weekend…

Cabinet:

The Prime Minister: GAVIN WILLIAMSON
Chancellor of the Exchequer – George Osborne – CHRIS SKIDMORE
Home Secretary – Theresa May – MICHAEL ELLIS
Foreign Secretary – Philip Hammond – CHRIS PINCHER
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice – Michael Gove – ROBERT JENRICK
Secretary of State for Defence – Michael Fallon – GRAHAM EVANS
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Iain Duncan Smith – DAVID RUTLEY
Secretary of State for Health – Jeremy Hunt – STEVE BRINE
Leader of the Commons  – Chris Grayling – MIKE FREER
SoS for International Development – Justine Greening – ANDREW BINGHAM
Secretary of State for Education – Nicky Morgan – ROBIN WALKER
Leader of the House of Lords  – Baroness Stowell – KWASI KWARTENG
Secretary of State for Transport – Patrick McLoughlin – STUART ANDREW
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Sajid Javid – JOHN GLEN
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Theresa Villiers – REBECCA HARRIS
Secretary of State for DEFRA – Liz Truss – MARK SPENCER
Secretary of State for DCLG– Greg Clark – HENRY SMITH
Secretary of State for Wales – Stephen Crabb – DAVID MORRIS
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – Oliver Letwin – ALOK SHARMA
Secretary of State for DCMS – John Whittingdale – HEATHER WHEELER
Secretary of State for Scotland – David Mundell – IAIN STEWART
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – Amber Rudd – PAUL MAYNARD

Ministers attending Cabinet:

Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Greg Hands – JAKE BERRY
DWP: Minister of State – Priti Patel – ALEC SHELBROOKE
BIS: Minister of State – Anna Soubry – MARK PAWSEY
CO: Minister of State and Paymaster General – Matthew Hancock – GARETH JOHNSON
Minister without Portfolio – Robert Halfon – ANDREW STEPHENSON
Attorney General – Jeremy Wright – REHMAN CHISHTI

Ministers of State:

Financial Secretary to the Treasury – David Gauke – CONOR BURNS
Home Office: Minister of State – James Brokenshire – CRAIG WHITTAKER
Home Office/MOJ: Ministers of State – John Hayes and Mike Penning – CHRIS WHITE
FCO: Minister of State – David Lidington – JAMES MORRIS
FCO: Minister of State – Hugo Swire – PAULINE LATHAM
MOD: Ministers of State – Philip Dunne and Penny Mordaunt – OLIVER COLVILE
Health: Minister of State – Alistair Burt – KAREN LUMLEY
DfID: Ministers of State – Desmond Swayne and Grant Shapps – CHARLOTTE LESLIE
DfE: Ministers of State – Nick Gibb and Edward Timpson – STEPHEN METCALFE
BIS: Ministers of State – Nick Boles and Jo Johnson – ANNE MARIE MORRIS
BIS/DCMS & DECC: Ed Vaizey and Andrea Leadsom – SHERYLL MURRAY
DEFRA: Minister of State – George Eustice – MATTHEW OFFORD
DCLG: Ministers of State – Mark Francois and Brandon Lewis – ANDREW GRIFFITHS

CONSERVATIVE PARTY APPOINTMENT

Parliamentary Adviser to the Party Chairman – Lord Feldman – CHLOE SMITH

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Huge Increase in “Payroll Vote” after PPS Splurge

pps-overdriveAbout turn:

Despite the confusion over whether members of the government will be allowed to campaign for ‘out’ after the EU renegotiation is complete, it is clear No. 10 is pulling out all the stops to secure European unity.

Though an official list has yet to be circulated, it is apparent that Cameron has massively increased ‘the payroll vote’ by creating a record number of Parliamentary Private Secretaries. As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun:

‘Agitators from the last Parliament are being brought back into the fold. “It’s amazing how quickly these rebels turn when the PM calls and asks them to do more work for no more money,” whispers one insider.’

Once the preserve of just the Secretaries of State, Guido understands that all Ministers of State and crucially many Junior Ministers have been appointed a PPS. Therefore binding in a whole swathe of potentially awkward backbenchers to the government line according to last night’s line from the PM to the Lobby:

minister-resign

If they want to vote against No. 10 they will have to resign from the first rung on the greasy pole…

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