(adds new appointments in the Ministry of Health and conservative president)
London, Nov 13 (EFE).- The British conservative politician Steve Barclay, until now Minister of Health, has been appointed this Monday as the new head of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, replacing Thérèse Coffey, in the government remodeling that he is carrying out. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Barclay, from the pro-Brexit “Tory” wing, has held various positions since entering the Executive in November 2018, under the mandate of Theresa May, as minister for exiting the European Union (EU), a portfolio he led until January 2020.
He is replaced at the head of Health by Victoria Atkins, until now financial secretary of the Treasury and previously secretary of State for Prisons.
Coffey, an ally of former Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss – Sunak’s predecessor and who was forced to resign after 49 days in power -, presented her resignation this morning, considering that it was “the right time to take a step back” in government.
In his remodeling, Sunak has dismissed the controversial Suella Braverman as Home Secretary and, in a coup de effect, has appointed former Prime Minister David Cameron as responsible for Foreign Affairs, whom he has made Lord for that purpose since he was no longer deputy.
Cameron replaces James Cleverly, who will be in charge of the Interior, a more pragmatic attitude compared to Braverman’s radical rightism.
Sunak has also appointed a new Conservative Party chairman, MP Richard Holden, to replace Greg Hands.