Worcester MP Robin Walker appointed Scotland Office minister

Newly-appointed Scotland Office Minister Robin Walker has said he will work to ensure that the union thrives “through Brexit and beyond”.

Mr Walker, who has been the MP for Worcester since 2010, was named as parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Scotland Office on Friday.

He replaces Ian Duncan, who is moving to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

As well as working in the Scotland Office, Mr Walker will also work in the Northern Ireland Office.

On Twitter, Mr Walker wrote: “A huge honour to be made Minister for the union working with @BorisJohnson @ScotSecofState & @NIOgov – our precious union deserves to thrive through brexit & beyond.

“I will work with colleagues all across the UK to ensure that it does.”

Mr Walker, who was educated at St Paul’s School in London and at Balliol College, Oxford, will work with Alister Jack at the Scotland Office after he was appointed as Secretary of State for Scotland earlier this week.

Mr Jack was appointed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a replacement for David Mundell, who had held the job since 2015 under David Cameron.

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