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Lancashire MP appointed as new public health minister

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Seema Kennedy has been appointed as the new parliamentary under secretary of state for public health and primary care.

The South Ribble MP will replace Steve Brine, the MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford, who resigned last month after voting in favour of a successful cross-party amendment by Sir Oliver Letwin for a series of indicative votes over Brexit.

Ms Kennedy was elected in 2015 and became the parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to the prime minister in 2017, the first woman PPS to a Conservative prime minister. Before becoming invovled in politics she worked as a solicitor. 

The Department of Health and Social Care is yet to issue a statement on the appointment to the ministerial health team. However, yesterday, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock tweeted that Ms Kennedy “would be a brilliant part of the DHSC team”.

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