Sherwood MP Mark Spencer expressed his delight after being announced as the Leader of the House of Commons in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle earlier today.
Mr Spencer will now leave his job as Chief Whip to take on the position, formerly held by Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Mr Rees-Mogg has been moved to become the minster for Brexit opportunities and government efficiencies.
“I am delighted to have been appointed Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons in Her Majesty’s Government.
“I look forward to championing Parliament, the role of the House of Commons, and its members on the floor of the House.
“Most importantly, I will continue to support and stand up for Sherwood at every step along the way.
“It is a particular privilege to serve as Lord President of the Council in Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year.
“I am extremely grateful for her lifetime of service, and it is humbling to be able to serve as Lord President of Her Privy Council.”