Nigel Huddleston has been moved from his role as civil society minister after less than a year in the post, as part of prime minister Liz Truss’ reshuffle.
Boris Johnson appointed Huddleston last October to the role, which also oversaw several other areas, including youth, loneliness, sport, heritage and tourism.
Huddleston, who is Conservative MP for Mid Worcestershire, is to become a government whip, a role that helps organise the political party’s contribution to parliament.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is yet to announce Huddleston's replacement.
Sarah Vibert, chief executive of NCVO, thanked Huddleston on social media. She wrote: “We are particularly grateful for the work you did to ensure charities are included in the energy costs support being provided for business. We know this will be a relief for many orgs. Thank you also for championing volunteering, we look forward to continuing to work with the department on realising the #VisionForVolunteering. Wishing you all the best in your new role.”
Replacement to be announced ‘in due course’
King Charles III approved his first round of ministerial appointments yesterday which included Huddleston's new role.
Among them, Lord Kamall and Stuart Andrew MP were made parliamentary under-secretaries of state for DCMS.
A spokesperson for DCMS would not confirm who would fill the role as civil society minister. He said: “We will set them out in due course.”
I'm leaving @DCMS & heading to the Whips Office. Thanks to all the great people I've worked with on:— Nigel Huddleston MP (@HuddlestonNigel) September 20, 2022
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