After a series of setbacks for the Coalition over the last year, beginning with the Chancellor’s botched budget in March, David Cameron used the return of the House of Commons from the summer recess to announce a significant shakeup of his Government.
Although the reshuffle saw no shift in the ‘Great Offices of State,’ with George Osborne, Theresa May and William Hague all remaining in post, there were wide ranging changes across the rest of the Cabinet and at the junior ministerial level.
The changes to the Government included promotions for a number of high profile figures on the Right of the Party, while a number of rising stars from the new intake of Conservative MPs joined the Government as junior ministers.
In response to these significant changes to the composition of the UK Government, Edelman’s Public Affairs team has prepared a guide to David Cameron’s new look ministerial team.
|The Government Reshuffle, an Edelman Guide|
Edelman’s Public Affairs Coalition Representative:
|Benedict Surtees, Edelman
Benedict is an Account Executive in Edelman’s public affairs team. He provides political intelligence, research and stakeholder engagement for a number of corporate clients, specializing in the infrastructure, property and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining Edelman Benedict studied for his masters at Oxford University, having graduated with first class honours in History & Politics (BA) from Leicester University. He previously worked as a Parliamentary Agent for the Conservative Party where he coordinated winning campaigns at Local, Parliamentary and European levels.