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  • by Karma Loveday

Villiers appointed environment secretary

Prime minister, Boris Johnson, has appointed backbencher, Theresa Villiers, as the new environment secretary.

Former transport minister and Northern Ireland secretary, Villiers (pictured), succeeds Michael Gove who has been moved to Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in Johnson’s cabinet overhaul.

Meanwhile Theses Coffey has kept her post as water minister while being promoted to minister of state at Defra.

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