Stuart Andrew MP
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New Defence Procurement Minister Appointed

Guto Bebb resigned from the post on Tuesday.

Stuart Andrew MP

The new Defence Minister was previously a junior minister at the Wales Office. (Image: PA).

Stuart Andrew has been appointed the new Minister for Defence Procurement.

He replaces Guto Bebb who resigned from the post on Tuesday.

Mr Andrew said: “Britain boasts a truly world-beating defence industry, where some of the very best engineers and designers make outstanding equipment for our amazing Armed Forces and generate billions for our economy while they’re at it.

"Incredible sights of our first new aircraft carrier sailing through global waters and F-35 fighter jets flying through British skies are striking symbols of major procurement deals now really coming to life, and ambitious plans are in place to ensure we continue leading the way into the future.

"I’m very excited to press ahead with those plans, supporting this fascinating industry and ultimately getting the likes of new ships, jets and vehicles for the brave men and women who protect our nation every single day."

The Pudsey MP was previously a junior minister at the Wales Office and an assistant whip.

According to the records website, They Work For You, Mr Andrew consistently voted for the use of British military forces in overseas combat operations and consistently for military action against Islamic State.

The same records show the new Defence Minister also consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new weapons system but voted against investigations into the Iraq War.

Mr Andrew came into politics through voluntary work and grew up in the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales.

Full details on MP voting records can be found at TheyWorkForYou.com.