Theresa May makes string of junior ministerial appointments


Prime Minister Theresa May's new Government is almost complete after she made a string of junior ministerial appointments.

Sacked former Cabinet minister Michael Gove's team at the Ministry of Justice has been dramatically reshaped with Prisons Minister Andrew Selous the latest to leave the department.

Mrs May's ally Sir Alan Duncan returned to the frontbench as a foreign minister and her former parliamentary private secretary (PPS) Michael Ellis became deputy Commons leader.

George Hollingbery moved from the whips' office to become Mrs May's parliamentary private secretary.

Former foreign minister Hugo Swire has quipped that sacked allies of David Cameron were like condemned prisoners sent to the guillotine during the French Revolution.

But the new PM did show faith in some of the old guard, keeping George Osborne's former PPS Robert Halfon in Government as an Education Minister.