This week’s Political Updates covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Penny Mordaunt has been appointed Secretary of State for Defence
Rory Stewart has been appointed Secretary of State for International Development
Gavin Williamson has been sacked from his role as Secretary of State for Defence, following an investigation into the recent National Security Council leak.
Dan Labbad has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of The Crown Estate
John Tuckett has been appointed as the new Immigration Services Commissioner
Clare Cameron has been appointed as the new Director Defence Innovation
Professor Raymond Agius has been appointed to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council as an independent member from 1 May 2019 for 5 years
Julie Pirone and Stephen Spiers appointed as members of the Advisory Committee for Scotland.
Adam Smith, Adrian Greer, Judith Buchanan and Leslie Vinjamuri appointed as members of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission
Raymond Agius named as an independent member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council
John Wilkinson to retire as Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s director of devices in October
Anuradha Singh appointed as a member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty
A Chair and 5 members have been appointed to the National Independent Safeguarding Board. The new Chair is Jane Randall and the new members are Dr Jo Aubrey, Tessa Hodgson, Karen Minton, Jan Pickles and Tony Young.
Fiona Onasanya has been removed as an MP following a recall petition in her constituency of Peterborough.
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is to stand down from the Scottish Parliament this summer. She will be replaced by Sarah Boyack.
The European elections are taking place 23 – 26 May.