This week’s Political Updates covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Chris Skidmore MP has been appointed as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (replacing Sam Gyimah MP who resigned on 30 November)
Tony Cohen, Nina Hingorani-Crain and Ian Karet have been as Board Members of the Charity Commission at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (more info).
Sue Owen is set to resign as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (more info).
Paula Hay-Plumb has been re-appointed as Crown Estate Commissioner at HM Treasury (more info).
Mark Menzies MP has been appointed as UK Trade Envoy to Argentina at the Department for International Trade (more info).
Allan Cook has replaced Terry Morgan as Chairman of Crossrail Ltd and HS2 Ltd at the Department for Transport (more info).
Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG has been appointed as NATO’s next Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) in Afghanistan at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (more info).
Dr Philip Rushbrook is succeeding Lisa Honan as Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (more info).
House of Commons
Stephen Lloyd MP has resigned the Liberal Democrat whip
Anne-Marie Trevelyan has replaced Gillian Keegan as a member of Public Accounts Committee
Steve Baker has replaced Stephen Hammond as a member of the Treasury Committee
House of Lords
The Lord Carrington has joined the house
Lord Willoughby de Broke has left UKIP and now sits as a non-affiliated pier.
Lord Touhig and Baroness Wheeler have been appointed as members of the Services Committee, replacing Lord McAvoy.
National Assembly for Wales
Mark Drakeford AM has been elected First Minister of Wales.
Northern Ireland Assembly
Emma Sheerin has been appointed as the new Sinn Féin MLA for Mid Ulster
This week, the European Parliament will be in Strasbourg for Plenary sessions, Committee meetings and Group meetings.