MATT Hancock has celebrated his promotion to Culture Secretary by partying with Rita Ora.
The former Digital Minister was given a new job by Theresa May in her reshuffle yesterday – and spent his first night in his new role at a dinner hosted by London Fashion Week.
He tweeted along with a picture of himself and Hot Right Now singer Rita: "First task in the new job: supporting Britain's amazing fashion industry at London Fashion Week dinner."
The MP for West Suffolk, who was first elected in 2010, was given the job after his boss Karen Bradley left her post to run the Northern Ireland Office.
She takes over from James Brokenshire, who was forced to resign yesterday over concerns about his health.
An ally of George Osborne from his time in Government, Mr Hancock has previously served as a Minister for Skills, Minister for Business and Enterprise, and Minister for the Cabinet Office.
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) January 9, 2018
And he has been widely praised by colleagues for encouraging a digital-focused approach to the department, and pushing to roll out superfast broadband.
This morning he tweeted a keen photograph of him "prepping for cabinet" and last night said he was "very humbled by all the kind messages" he had received.
The news came as part of a botched reshuffle by Theresa May – where she was trying to reboot her top team for the new year.
But Jeremy Hunt and Justine Greening both refused new rules – and the latter dramatically quit Government altogether late last night.
Mr Hunt will stay as Health Secretary after persuading the Prime Minister to let him stay on – and will also tackle Social Care as part of a shifted brief.
But most of the big beasts – including Amber Rudd (home), Philip Hammond (Chancellor), David Davis (Brexit) and Gavin Williamson (Defence) stayed in post.
Many others were reshuffled around into different positions.
This morning the PM continued her dramatic reshuffle by sacking a number of junior ministers to make way for fresh blood.
She wants to show the party is better reflecting the diversity of Britain and able to change – and win back younger voters.
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