Liz Truss appoints her Secretaries of State

Details on the Secretaries of State for the three main departments Charities interact with have now been confirmed.

Therese Coffey Secretary of State Department of Health and Social Care and Deputy Prime Minister:

 MP Suffolk Coastal since 2010, Coffey led the Truss leadership campaign. She is an avid Boris Johnson supporter and regular interacts with the Media.

Aged 51, with an extensive ministerial carer since 2010, Coffey has held positions in Defra, Business and Energy and as the Deputy Leader of the House. Most recently Coffey was the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions between 2019 and 2022. Her voting record suggests conservative views on reproductive and LGBTQI+ rights: Her first slogan on appointment was ABCD – Ambulances, Backlog, Care and Doctors and Dentists.

Simon Clarke Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities:

 MP Middlesborough South and East Cleveland since 2017, and now aged 37. He was Minister of State for Housing in 2020-21 and was most recently Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2021 until yesterday. He was one of the few ministers not to resign from Government in July.

Michelle Donelan Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport:

 Donelan has been the MP for Chippenham in Wiltshire since 2015.  She has held various ministerial roles in the Department of Education since 2020, mostly at Minister of State Level with two days as Secretary of State in July OF 2022. Donelan worked in TV and magazines prior to election to the House. She has been a trustee [and may still be] of a domestic violence charity in Chippenham and has been a member of the steering group of Wiltshire carers. She has experience of the VCSE.

More Junior Appointments and the Appointments of Parliamentary Private Secretaries will follow later this week.