Updated: Spelman shuffled out of Defra
Former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson replaces Caroline Spelman as environment secretary following David Cameron's first major reshuffle of the cabinetThe Conservative MP for Northern Shropshire is confirmed as the new environment secretary by Defra as news of the prime minister’s new cabinet emerged from Number 10. Paterson, a former president of t
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