This week’s Political Updates covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Baroness Vere of Norbiton has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, responsible for responsible for roads, buses, taxis, freight and transport security.
Diana Barran was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary for Civil Society and Lords Minister for the Deportment of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Baroness Stedman-Scot of Rolvenden OBE LD was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions.
Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist has been appointed Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip).
Lord Bethell of Romford was appointed Lord in Waiting (Government Whip).
Bruce McKirdy has announced his retirement and will stand down as Managing Director of Radioactive Waste Management in the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy in March 2020.
Sue Scane has joined the Civil Nuclear Police Authority in the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy as an independent member.
Tom McCormack has been named as Chief Executive of the Marine Management Organisation in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He will begin this position in September 2019.
Mark Russell has been named as the Chair of the Defence Equipment and Support in the Ministry of Defence. He will begin this position in November 2019.
Dr Madeleine Havard, Gwynn Angell Jones and Sarah Hoss have all been appointed to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
Edward Evans and Ian Rowat have been re-appointed to the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
Craig Tracy MP has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Andrea Leadsom, the Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Alex Burghart MP was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Prime Minister Boris Jonson.
James Heappey MP has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Prime Minister Boris Jonson.
Jane Dodds has been elected as the new MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, she will be sworn into this position in September 2019.
Lord Faulks has left the Conservative Party and is now a non-affiliated member of the House of Lords. He has been appointed Chair of the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
Sarah Boyack has been elected as the Labour MSP for Lothian.
Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie have been elected as Co-Leaders of the Scottish Green Party.