BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: UK Politics
Front Page 
World 
UK 
UK Politics 
Interviews 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 

Monday, 11 June, 2001, 22:01 GMT 23:01 UK
Ministerial winners and losers
Sharon Storer, Gisela Stuart, Tony Blair
Gisela Stuart and Tony Blair on the campaign trail
BBC News Online looks at who is in and who is out in Tony Blair's ministerial reshuffle.


Some of the winners

Former Social Security Secretary Harriet Harman becomes solicitor general

Former Welsh First Minister Alun Michael is appointed minister for rural affairs at the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Richard Caborn becomes sports minister

Harriet Harman
Harman: Back after three years on the backbenches

Lord Goldsmith becomes attorney general

Ruth Kelly is appointed economic secretary at The Treasury

Douglas Alexander is named minister for e-commerce and competitiveness

Stephen Twigg is named as junior minister at the Leader of the House of Commons office

Exeter MP and former BBC journalist Ben Bradshaw becomes a junior Foreign Office minister

Denis McShane is appointed a junior minister at the Foreign Office

Mr Blair's long-time political secretary, Sally Morgan, has been made a peer and named as a minister of state at the Cabinet Office

Hilary Benn, son of veteran leftwinger Tony Benn, enters the Department for International Development as a junior minister

Maria Eagle joins her twin sister in the ministerial ranks as a junior minister at the Department for Work and Pensions


Some of the losers

Former Europe Minister Keith Vaz is the least surprising casualty of the reshuffle

Kate Hoey
Kate Hoey was sacked
Kate Hoey loses her job as sports minister

Former Home Office Minster Mike O'Brien is a surprising casualty

Former Agriculture Minister Joyce Quin returns to the backbenches at her own request

Chris Mullin, the former International Development Minister, tells Tony Blair to give his job to somebody else

Edgbaston MP and junior health minister last time around Gisela Stuart loses her job

Alan Howarth former Arts minister is out

Ross Cranston former solicitor general is replaced

Baroness Hayman, minister at the old Ministry of Agriculture, is sacked

Lord Bassam is removed as a junior minister at the Home Office

Janet Anderson who was a minister for tourism returns to the backbenches

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
Links to more UK Politics stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more UK Politics stories