Nottinghamshire MP Mark Spencer has been removed as Chief Whip in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle.
It was heavily rumoured that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would move the Sherwood MP Spencer from his role.
This has been confirmed and Spencer has been named as the new Leader of the House of Commons, meaning he retains a seat in the Cabinet.
He replaces Jacob Rees-Mogg who has been named as the new minister for Brexit opportunities.
The reshuffling comes after plenty of controversy around the government and the investigations into the lockdown parties.
Mark Spencer is a British MP for the Conservative Party and has been serving as Sherwood MP since he was elected in 2010. In 2019 Boris Johnson appointed Spencer as Chief Whip of the House Of Commons and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury.
Born on 20 January 1970, Spencer attended the Colonel Frank Seeley school in Calverton, Nottinghamshire. Spencer currently lives with his wife and children in Mapperley Plains, Nottinghamshire.
Following the resignation of several of Johnson’s aides, he promised major changes in the way Downing Street was run, and the reshuffling points towards this.
As well as controversy surrounding the government as a whole, Mark Spencer has been at the centre of controversy himself as former minister Nusrat Ghani accused him of Islamophobia and MPs have accused him of intimidation. He denied all accusations.
As part of his new role Mark Spencer will be organising government business in the Commons whilst working alongside the new Chief Whip.