West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock appointed as health secretary

British Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office Matthew Hancock arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 27, 2016. Britain should only trigger Article 50 to leave the EU when it has a "clear view" of how its future in the bloc looks, finance minister George Osborne said Monday following last week's shock referendum. London stocks sank more than 0.8 percent in opening deals on Monday, despite attempts by finance minister George Osborne to calm jitters after last week's shock Brexit vote. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Theresa May has appointed Matt Hancock, the Member of Parliament for West Suffolk, as the new health secretary following Jeremy Hunt’s promotion to foreign secretary.

The changes to Ms May’s cabinet were forced upon the prime minister after Boris Johnson and David Davis both dramatically resigned in protest at the government’s new Brexit strategy.

“Really looking forward to joining @DHSCgovuk at such an important time for our great NHS. I can’t wait to get started” Mr Hancock wrote on Twitter.

Jeremy Wright, the former Attorney General, will fill Mr Hancock’s position as Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, Downing Street has now also confirmed.

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