MP loses ministerial job in reshuffle
THORNBURY & Yate MP Luke Hall has been sacked from his ministerial job in the latest government reshuffle.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson relieved Mr Hall of his job as local government minister on the day after new Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Michael Gove took over the department, with added responsibility for the government's "levelling up" agenda.
Mr Hall, who had been a minister for more than two years and held his last role for a year, is replaced by Saffron Walden MP Kemi Badenoch.
After the announcement Mr Hall made a short statement on Twitter, saying: "It’s been a huge honour to serve as Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government and am proud of all we achieved.
"Grateful to the excellent team in MHCLG and particularly my superb private office.
"Looking forward to supporting the Government from the backbenches."
He declined to comment further.