Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi, who represents much of south Warwickshire, has been given a ministerial role in Theresa May’s reshuffle today (Tuesday, January 9).
The MP for Shipston, Oxhill, Long Compton and surrounding villages has been made parliamentary under secretary of state at Department for Education.
“I am delighted, honoured, and humbled to have been given this opportunity to serve in Government,” he said.
“I look forward to getting on with the job and making a difference to people’s lives, in particular the lives of children.
“Education is something I have always cared deeply about and it is a privilege to now be in a position to make a contribution to the great work the Department for Education has been doing.
“For example, we now have 1.9m more children in good or outstanding schools than in 2010 and since September, 2017, children in England have been entitled to 30 hours free childcare a week.
“I look forward to building on achievements like these in my new role.”
Mr Zahawi will be an assistant to the new education secretary Damian Hinds who was appointed yesterday, as a replacement for Justine Greening after she resigned.