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Boris Johnson names Newark MP Robert Jenrick Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.




Robert Jenrick, MP for Newark, has been appointed Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in new Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Cabinet.

Mr Jenrick has been appointed this evening alongside new Chancellor Sajid Javid, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Liz Truss as International Trade Secretary.

Priti Patel has been appointed Home Secretary, and Ben Wallace as Defence Secretary, with Michael Gove as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Mr Jenrick was appointed as Newark's Conservative MP in 2014, and then Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in May 2015.

From June 2017, he has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary.

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