Frontbench role for Chris in new-look Government

Published on: 01 Aug 2016

 KINGSWOOD MP Chris Skidmore has been given a job in the new Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

Mr Skidmore is now a junior minister in the Cabinet Office, which is headed by Benjamin Gummer. He will be responsible for constitutional affairs and democratic processes such as voter registration. 

Before the reshuffle, Mr Skidmore was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor, George Osborne, who has returned to the back benches.

The MP, who was first elected in 2010, said: "While I am overwhelmed and humbled to be appointed to such an integral role in the very heart of Government, I remain equally committed to serving my local community and the nation as a whole. There will be a number of constitutional issues to address in the next few months and years as we find our new place in the world. I am determined to ensure that these changes see our democracy grow in strength and that everyone can have their voice heard."

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