ANDOVER'S MP has been appointed as the next education secretary by new Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire, was given the position as the PM appointed her new cabinet on Tuesday, September 6. In July Mr Malthouse was made Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, after a number of ministers resigned in the wake of controversies surrounding the former PM Boris Johnson. 

Mr Malthouse has become the ninth education secretary in the past 12 years.

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Earlier this week the MP congratulated Ms Truss on her election as the new Conservative Party leader and becoming PM.

He said: "Many congratulations to Liz Truss on becoming the new leader of the Conservative Party.

“Liz ran a vigorous and forthright campaign and I know she will bring the same determination, energy and drive to confronting the big challenges facing the country, not least during the difficult winter that lies ahead.

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“For my part, I’ve spent the summer bringing together a powerful delivery engine in the Cabinet Office so that our new prime minister can get motoring fast, and knowing Liz as I do, I’m certain she will do exactly that.”