Former Treasury minister Jane Ellison has been appointed as a special adviser - or spad - after losing her seat in last month's General Election.
Ellison had represented the London seat of Battersea as a Tory MP since 2010 and joined the Treasury team when Prime Minister Theresa May came into office last summer. She will rejoin chancellor Philip Hammond's team in her new role.
However, she lost the seat to Labour's Marsha De Cordova last month, following a 10 per cent swing. De Cordova won with a majority of 2,416.
During her time as an MP, Ellison led the government's crusade for plain packaging of cigarettes. In 2015, when Ellison was public health minister, she drew the ire of tobacco companies and several of her fellow Tory MPs, when she introduced a bill on plain packaging - a policy that has since come into force across the UK.
The Treasury declined to comment.