31 Aug 2023

Mini cabinet reshuffle after Ben Wallace resigns

Political Editor

The miniest of mini re-shuffles has seen Grant Shapps take on the role of defence secretary, following the resignation of Ben Wallace.

For Mr Shapps, it’s a fifth ministerial job in the past year – while his old brief as Energy and Net Zero secretary will be taken on by Claire Coutinho, a Rishi Sunak ally who’ll be the youngest person to attend cabinet.