ELECTION 2015: South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss keeps Cabinet job

Election Count gets underway at Lynnsport King's Lynn'Elizabeth Truss and Henry Bellingham elected as MP's ANL-150805-111542009

Election Count gets underway at Lynnsport King's Lynn'Elizabeth Truss and Henry Bellingham elected as MP's ANL-150805-111542009

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Newly re-elected South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has retained her job as environment secretary in David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle, it was announced today.

Ms Truss, who was first appointed to the role last year, met the prime minister in Downing Street as he continued to finalise his new ministerial team following Thursday’s general election victory.

Confirmation of the decision was made via Mr Cameron’s official Twitter account at around 2pm today.

First elected in 2010, Ms Truss was previously made a junior education minister in 2012, before being promoted to the cabinet last July, replacing Owen Paterson.

It has also been announced that South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes, who held the seat with a majority of almost 19,000 on Thursday, has been appointed as security minister in the Home Office.