Jacob Rees-Mogg handed major Brexit role

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has been handed a major Brexit role. Photo: UK Gov

The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has been handed a major new role in the Cabinet Office as the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency.

Mr Rees-Mogg has left his job as Leader of the House of Commons to be appointed to the new role aimed at maximising the opportunities of Brexit.

A notice from Downing Street said:

“The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP to be a Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government efficiency) in the Cabinet Office.

“He will be a member of the Cabinet.”

Based in the Cabinet Office, Mr Rees-Mogg will be tasked with unleashing the UK’s full potential on the world stage now the country is free from the EU.

The North East Somerset MP’s appointment follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman saying this morning:

“There is certainly a requirement to further deliver on what is capable to be done now we have left the European Union.”

Mark Spencer has replaced Mr Rees-Mogg as Leader of the House. Mr Spencer has been the MP for Sherwood since 2010 and was previously appointed Government Chief Whip of the House of Commons and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury by the Prime Minister in 2019.

Chris Heaton-Harris MP has been appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip).

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