MP for Bury St Edmunds Jo Churchill appointed ministerial role in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs following Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle
MP for Bury St Edmunds Jo Churchill has said she is 'delighted' after taking on a new ministerial role in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Mrs Churchill has been appointed the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Government department.
She announced the news on social media yesterday evening.
She said: "Delighted to be appointed as a Minister at @DefraGovUK.
"I look forward to this new challenge ensuring we deliver on improving and protecting the environment, growing our green economy, sustaining our rural communities and supporting farming and fishing industries."
Mrs Churchill was previously a minister in the Department for Health and Social Care.
Her appointment at DEFRA comes following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.
Mrs Churchill added: "I want to thank my fantastic colleagues @DHSCgovuk for all their support and hard work over the last two years.
"A big thank you to fellow ministers and key stakeholders whom I worked with in unprecedented circumstances to protect our NHS and deliver a national vaccination rollout."
Mrs Churchill has been the MP for Bury St Edmunds since 2015.
She has previously sat on the Women and Equalities Committee and the Environmental Audit Select Committee.
She was brought up in East Anglia and her early career saw her working in retail for both regional and global brands.
Since 1994, she has run two successful contracting companies.