Anne Marie Trevelyan going into no 10 on cabinet reshuffle day 130220 credit bfbs.jpg
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan Named New International Development Secretary

Anne-Marie Trevelyan was previously Armed Forces Minister in the Ministry of Defence.

Anne Marie Trevelyan going into no 10 on cabinet reshuffle day 130220 credit bfbs.jpg

Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been appointed as the new International Development Secretary by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

The MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed was previously Minister of State for the Armed Forces, a role she took on 17 December 2019.

Before becoming Minister for the Armed Forces, she was the Minister for Defence Procurement from 27 July until 16 December 2019.

She was first elected as MP for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency in the 2015 general election.

According to the voting records website TheyWorkForYou.com, Ms Trevelyan has consistently voted for the use of British military forces in combat operations overseas and for airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State in Syria. 

She has also consistently voted for replacing the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent programme with a new system. 

As part of the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffling, Oliver Dowden has been appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

This means the Conservative MP for Hertsmere moves away from his role at the Office for Veterans' Affairs.

Cover image: Anne-Marie Trevelyan going into Number 10 earlier today.