George Eustice has been named as Environment Secretary as part of Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle on 13th February 2020.

Replacing Theresa Villiers, Mr Eustice will make the step up from his previous role as minister of state for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at Defra.

George Eustice was first appointed as a Defra minister in 2013, and will now replace Theresa Villiers as secretary of state

The MP for Camborne and Redruth was re-appointed to the department as part of Boris Johnson’s government in July 2019.  He had previously resigned from the position five months earlier when Theresa May promised MPs a vote on delaying Brexit from the March 2019 deadline.

He was first appointed to Defra in 2013, after he was made minister of state as part of David Cameron’s reshuffle, and also worked as part of the ‘Number 10 Policy Board’ to advise Mr Cameron on Energy and Environment issues.

He also vowed in 2014 that waste would not be “sidelined” as part of government cuts at the Environment Agency (see story).

Taken from Letsrecycle website