Theresa May has made a number of changes to her cabinet, but kept on Greg Clark as secretary of state at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Having been in existence since 2009, when it was created by former prime minister Gordon Brown by merging two units, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has become one of the biggest casualties of the political upheaval going on in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.
The division amongst the Conservative’s cabinet members, and wider pool of MPs, over whether Britain should remain in the euro zone shows that leaders can never really count on the unwavering support of their team.
Having served under previous business secretary Vince Cable during the last period of government, West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been moved across to become minister for Cabinet Office and paymaster general in prime minister David Cameron’s reshuffle.
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