DAVID Cameron yesterday concluded his first cabinet reshuffle as the government announced a new committee of top-level ministers who will help drive through growth measures across Whitehall.
The confirmed list of new ministers contains many new appointments at junior ministerial level, with 29 MPs leaving the government. One surprise inclusion was Jo Johnson, younger brother of Mayor of London Boris Johnson, at the whips office. In a marked contrast with his sibling, Jo Johnson will be tasked with ensuring Conservatives remain loyal to government policy.
Former Goldman Sachs banker Sam Gyimah becomes the Prime Minister’s parliamentary private secretary, while Edward Timpson has joined the Department for Education. Lib Dem Jo Swinson becomes a business minister and Stephen Crabb will work at the Treasury and Welsh Office.
Meanwhile George Osborne will head a new growth committee aimed at boosting the economy. Business secretary Vince Cable, Ken Clarke and David Laws are also on the committee.