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Cabinet Reshuffle: Ben Wallace Remains As Defence Secretary

Mr Wallace joined Boris Johnson's cabinet as Defence Secretary in July 2019.

Former Army officer Ben Wallace will remain Defence Secretary as the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle continues.

Mr Wallace was appointed Defence Secretary just hours after Boris Johnson took the position as Prime Minister last July.

He took his role from Penny Mordaunt, who left her cabinet position after 85 days in post.

"I know first-hand the dedication and hard-work of our Armed Forces and I will be committed to ensuring their interests come first," Mr Wallace said the day he was made Defence Secretary.

Mr Wallace was commissioned into the Scots Guards at 20 years of age and during the 1990s served in Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and Central America. In 1992 he was mentioned in dispatches.

Before joining Mr Johnson's cabinet as Defence Secretary, Mr Wallace served as Home Office Minister for Security and Economic Crime since 2016.

He has also previously worked for defence contractor QinetiQ as their Overseas Director in the Security and Intelligence Division.

Cover image: Ben Wallace walking into Number 10 earlier today.