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Cabinet reshuffle: Eustice in, Villiers out

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By Georgina Mills

George Eustice has been appointed environment secretary by prime minister Boris Johnson after a reshuffle of his cabinet last week.

Eustice (pictured), who has had roles within Defra since 2013, was farming minister from 2015 to 2019. He also served as a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRACom) from 2010 to 2013.

Last year, under the then prime minister Theresa May, he resigned from the farming minister’s role after the government decided to postpone Brexit. In an …

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