Scottish Tory MPs are the big winners from a quiet round of government promotions

More than half of the 13 Conservative MPs from Scotland now have government jobs after a raft of PPS appointments.

The exodus of Tory MPs from government jobs after Theresa May struck her Brexit deal left the prime minister with lots of vacancies to fill – or deckchairs to shuffle.

While those ministers who resigned were replaced reasonably quickly, a raft of parliamentary private secretary positions – the first, unpaid rung on the ministerial ladder – were left unfilled.

In some cases, this was deliberate: Julian Smith, the chief whip, told existing PPSs in November that some...
source: New Statesman

2019-01-11 16:48
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