SAILISBURY MP John Glen has been appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury – one of the most senior positions in Number 11.
The Conservative, who was elected to Parliament in 2010, was an early and strong backer of Rishi Sunak as he campaigned to take over from Liz Truss, who resigned last week.
Mr Sunak has been unveiling his cabinet, which includes Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor, who will be Mr Glen’s direct boss at the Treasury.
It is not his first role at the Treasury, however, as he was Economic Secretary to the Treasury from January 2018 to September 2021, and from September last year to July was a Minister of State (Economic Secretary).
Between June 2017 and January 2018, Mr Glen was a junior minister at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
From July 2016 to June the following year, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to then-Chancellor, Philip Hammond.
His new role will see the Salisbury MP responsible for public expenditure, including spending reviews and strategic planning, infrastructure spending, housing and planning and transport policy.