THE MP for Salisbury has been given a new job in government.

John Glen was appointed paymaster general and minister for the cabinet office on Monday, November 13, during prime minister Rishi Sunak's parliament reshuffle.

This was a move from his previous role as chief secretary to the treasury, which he was given on October 25, 2022.

Laura Trott MBE replaced Mr Glen and she is now responsible for public expenditure.

At the Cabinet Office, Mr Glen is responsible for public bodies, modernising and reforming the civil service, delivering the government's efficiency programme, spending controls and the infected blood inquiry.

Salisbury Journal: John Glen has a new job.John Glen has a new job. (Image: Press Association)

He is now also responsible for the Privileges Committee, delivering the government's efficiency programme, cabinet office business planning and performance as well as supporting the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Mr Glen will have oversight of the government's digital agenda as well as several other departments including the Crown Commercial Service, Civil Service HR, Public Sector Fraud Authority and the Office of Government Property to name a few.

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Mr Glen took over from Jeremy Quin.

Mr Glen announced: "I am pleased to have been appointed to the role of Paymaster General and minister for the Cabinet Office. 

"I look forward to supporting the government to deliver our priorities". 

He also told the Journal: "I am delighted to have been given another role attending cabinet with wide responsibilities across Whitehall.

"However my first priority is to continue to serve the people of Salisbury as an accessible constituency MP.

"I look forward to giving an update on the Autumn Statement  to the business community locally next week."