Oliver Dowden CBE, Conservative MP for Hertsmere, has been appointed as the new Deputy Prime Minister on Friday, April 21.
The position will be combined with his current roles as Cabinet Office Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Prior to this, he was the chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister Without Portfolio.
Mr Dowden: “I am deeply honoured to have been asked to serve as Deputy Prime Minister. I look forward to working even more closely with the Prime Minister as we tackle the issues that matter most to the people of this country.”
The news comes after Dominic Raab stepped down from the role after allegations were made that he “bullied” staff.
Mr Raab has been contacted for comment.