As we reach the start of the summer holidays, amongst all the huge changes we have seen in British politics over the last six weeks, I am pleased to report a bit of personal good news.
I am delighted to have been appointed a whip in the new Prime Minister’s new Government. I was extremely honoured to have been asked to be part of Mrs May’s Government and to be able to contribute further to its work of making people’s lives better.
Along with the appointment to the Whips’ Office comes a title: I am officially Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Treasury. This is a position that dates back to the 12thCentury, and means I sign cheques and bonds on behalf of the Government.
I am also the whip in charge of the Home Office. This is the department that keeps us safe, that protects us from the terrorism threat, and makes sure that we can all sleep safely in our beds. To be entrusted with being part of that vital department is a challenge that I will relish.
According to the House of Commons library, I am the first Member of Parliament for Burton and Uttoxeter in history to have become a Government Minister. To have achieved that is something I am extremely proud of.
But even with this new role, my number one priority is to represent Burton and Uttoxeter and do all I can to improve the lives of people who live here. I will continue to work as hard as I can to make our community an even better place to live. I will still hold my weekly surgeries, still visit schools, businesses and charities, and still be out and about throughout Burton and Uttoxeter, including supporting the Brewers in their first Championship season.
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