- James Brokenshire MP to become a Minister of State at the Home Office.
- Karen Bradley MP to become a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office.
- John Penrose MP to become a Government Whip (Junior Lord of the Treasury), House of Commons.
- Harriett Baldwin MP to become an Assistant Whip, House of Commons.
James Brokenshire has been promoted from within the Home Office to replace Mark Harper as Immigration Minister, following the latter’s resignation. As is characteristic under David Cameron, the changes consequent upon this unexpected resignation are rapid and minimal. Karen Bradley replaces Brokenshire as a junior Home Office minister, John Penrose is promoted to replace her, and Harriet Baldwin gets her chance in the Whips’ Office.
Here is Downing Street’s account of the changes:
“To be a political leader…and to live as a committed Christian…has felt impossible for me.” Farron’s resignation statement in full.
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