Posted byEast Devon Watch
Posted on8 Jan 2018
East Devon Tories must be beside themselves with excitement!
Slightly rude title but the photos speak for themselves!
And p,plenty for DCC transport supremo Stuart Hughes to get his teeth into!
“David Lidington’s promotion will mean there has been six justice secretaries in less than eight years.
Ken Clarke (2 years 4 months),
Chris Grayling (2 years 8 months),
Michael Gove (1 year 4 months),
Liz Truss (11 months) and
Lidington (6 months).
“Javid stays in post – with new housing extension
Sajid Javid is staying in post but his job title has changed slightly.
He is now Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – housing has been added to that list.
In his existing role, Mr Javid was already responsible for housing but I guess the move is supposed to reflect the priority given to housing by Theresa May, who has described the issue as her “national mission”.
Well, that’s sorted housing – NOT!
“Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle got off to a chaotic start as the Tories bungled the announcement of their new party chairman.
Patrick McLoughlin has left the role he has held since July 2016, however, there was confusion over who would replace him after the Conservatives hastily deleted a tweet announcing Transport Secretary Chris Grayling would take the position.
Brandon Lewis, the Immigration Minister, has been officially announced as the new chairman.
Braintree MP James Cleverly has been appointed deputy chairman, No 10 also confirmed.
In a second error, the official No 10 tweet naming Lewis misspelled ‘portfolio’.
And at 1pm, May was due to appear on the steps of Downing Street with Lewis and Cleverly to celebrate their promotions, but for reasons unknown she missed the key photo opp. …”