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North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay stays as Brexit minister under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson




Local MP Steve Barclay has kept his job as Brexit Secretary following Boris Johnson's promotion to Prime Minister this week.

The 47-year old MP for North East Cambridgeshire became the third Brexit Secretary in less than six months when he was appointed last November taking on the tricky cabinet position from Dominic Raab.

It was a big promotion for father of two Mr Barclay, who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, and supported Mr Johnson in the Tory leadership contest.

MP Steve Barclay remains as Brexit minister under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (14277325)
MP Steve Barclay remains as Brexit minister under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (14277325)

Neighbouring MP Liz Truss, who represents South West Norfolk, has been made Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

Ms Truss was a vocal supporter of MrJohnson for the leadership and backed his stance of keeping no deal on the table in the run up to any Brexit negotiations.

She was second-in-command at the Treasury in the last cabinet and had previously served as Environment Secretary and was the first female Lord Chancellor between 2016 and 2017.



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