General Election fallout: Who's in?
Despite the upheaval caused by the Conservative majority victory in the General Election, the status quo was largely kept in terms of political posts for the sector.
When announcing the line-up of his new cabinet, Prime Minister David Cameron revealed that Liz Truss would remain as Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary.
MP for South West Norfolk, Truss was appointed to the position in July 2014 when she took over the post from Owen Paterson.
George Eustice has also been named as the new Minister of State at Defra while Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart will serve as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the department.
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has also been appointed Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary, replacing Vince Cable. Javid was previously the Culture Secretary.
On the opposition side, acting Labour Party leader Harriet Harman kept Garston and Halewood MP Maria Eagle as the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Eagle has held the post since 2013.
One of the front-runners to become the next Labour leader, Chuka Umunna, is also to remain as Shadow Business Secretary. He took up the post in October 2011 following a brief stint as Shadow Minister for Small Business and Enterprise.
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