David Lidington replaces Damain Green to become Cabinet Office minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. This means he replaces Damian Green as the government’s man in charge of setting up the Public Inquiry into Contaminated Blood and Blood Products. He’s also seen as a cross-departmental fixer, although he has not inherited Green’s first secretary of state title.
According to some reports:
“… he is the former Minister for Europe and a pro-remainer and he has universal respect from colleagues and is not seen to be ‘on the make’ trying to become PM himself but rather considered as a safe pair of hands who’s respected accross the party and by colleagues…so Mrs May’s put a good C.O.O. (Chief Operating Officer) into that post to help her run government”
“He will chair all cabinet committees and sub-committees, chairing on behalf of the PM and also deputise for her at PMQ’s”
“He will not have the official title of First Decretary of State but will be doing all work Damian Green did for the PM”
“…he is really rated by the PM”
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