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Hancock appointed health secretary

Published: Monday 9th July 2018 at 22:32

Hancock appointed health secretary

Theresa May has appointed Matt Hancock, the Member of Parliament for West Suffolk, as the new health secretary following Jeremy Hunt's promotion to foreign secretary.

The changes to Ms May's cabinet were forced upon the prime minister after Boris Johnson and David Davis both dramatically resigned in protest at the government's new Brexit strategy.

"Really looking forward to joining @DHSCgovuk at such an important time for our great NHS. I can't wait to get started" Mr Hancock wrote on Twitter.

Jeremy Wright, the former Attorney General, will fill Mr Hancock’s position as Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, Downing Street has now also confirmed.

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