George Eustice MP has been appointed Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Secretary following today’s cabinet reshuffle. 

He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) from 11 May 2015 until his new appointment today.  The former Agriculture and Fisheries Minister will now be overseeing key legislative changes, including the progression of the new Fisheries Bill.

Mr Eustice who replaces Theresa Villiers as Environment Secretary  previously held ministerial posts under David Cameron and Theresa May, but resigned in 2019 in protest at the latter’s promise to allow MPs a vote on delaying Brexit if her deal failed to pass the House of Commons.

 He has represented the Cornish constituency of Camborne and Redruth since 2010.

UK fishermen welcome the appointment of Mr Eustice as he was a strong pro-Brexit campaigner and they believe he is the right person to push through the Fisheries Bill that is currently working its way through the Houses of Parliament.

George Eustice gets Environment Secretary Post in Cabinet Reshuffle

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