Ministry of Defence role for Westminster attack hero Tobias Ellwood

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Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood, who was honoured for his efforts to save Pc Keith Palmer after the Westminster terror attack, is to take up a post in the Ministry of Defence.

The Conservative MP for Bournemouth East went to the aid of Pc Palmer, who was fatally stabbed by Khalid Masood on March 22.

Mr Ellwood tweeted: "Delighted and honoured to be appointed as minister in the Ministry of Defence. Thanks for all the support I received during my 3 yrs at FCO."

His appointment was announced as Theresa May made a series of ministerial appointments as part of a limited reshuffle following the General Election.

Tory peer Lord Bridges of Headley, who was parliamentary under secretary in the Department for Exiting the European Union, has left his post.

Among those ministers continuing in their roles is Tory MP Tracey Crouch (Chatham and Aylesford) who was reappointed as parliamentary under secretary of state for sport, tourism and heritage while apparently watching the England v France friendly in Paris, which was attended by the Prime Minister and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Ms Crouch tweeted: "Missed @HKane goal. Ironically was on phone being reappointed @DCMS Sport, Tourism & Heritage minister. Obviously delighted (about goal too)."

Other ministerial appointments are:

:: Department for Transport

Lord Callanan

:: (joint) Department for Communities and Local Government and the Northern Ireland Office

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

:: Cabinet Office

Caroline Nokes

:: Ministry of Defence

Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood

::Department of Health

Jackie Doyle-Price

Steve Brine

:: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Richard Harrington

:: Northern Ireland Office

Chloe Smith

:: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

John Glen

:: Department for Work and Pensions

Guy Opperman

:: HM Treasury

Economic Secretary to the Treasury - Stephen Barclay

Other ministers who have been confirmed as continuing following the election are:

:: Department for Health

Lord O'Shaughnessy

:: Department for Education

Lord Nash

:: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Lord Prior of Brampton

:: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Lord Gardiner of Kimble

:: Department for Media, Culture and Sport

Lord Ashton of Hyde

:: Cabinet Office

Chris Skidmore

:: Home Office

Sarah Newton

:: Department for Exiting the European Union

Robin Walker

:: Ministry of Defence

Harriett Baldwin

:: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Therese Coffey

:: Ministry of Justice

Sam Gyimah

Phillip Lee

:: Department for International Trade

Mark Garnier

:: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Margot James

:: Department for Transport

Paul Maynard

:: Department for Communities and Local Government

Marcus Jones

:: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Tracey Crouch

:: Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

Michael Ellis

The following have also been confirmed:

:: Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentleman at Arms (Lords Chief Whip)

Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE

:: Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip)

Earl of Courtown

:: Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Keen of Elie QC

The following have left Government:

Lord Bridges of Headley MBE (Department for Exiting the European Union)

Lord Dunlop (Northern Ireland Office)