DWP: Introducing your new Ministers
With the arrival of a new Prime Minister comes a new set of Ministerial leads, including a new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and a new Minister of State for Employment.
Freshly appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon Damian Green MP has been rewarded for his loyalty to May, after backing her early on in the Conservative leadership race. Green is generally considered to be to the left of the party, and has previously held challenging government roles including two roles in the Home Office, as Immigration Minister, and later Minister of State for Policing.
Working within his team is the newly appointed Minister of State for Employment, Damian Hinds MP, who has moved over from the Treasury. Former marketing professional Hinds takes an active interest in social mobility and financial exclusion issues, and chairs the all-party groups on Credit unions and Social mobility. He told a conference recently that social mobility appeared to have stalled, and he was depressed about the “yawning gap” between the rich and poor.
GUAC will be welcoming and engaging with both Ministers over the coming weeks.