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Zac, Camilla’s nephew Ben Elliot get new roles

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Ardent environmentalist Zac Goldsmith gets a post in Environment Ministry while Etonian Ben Elliot named as Co-chairman of Conservative Party….reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues the appointment of new under secretaries in various departments and additional party chief. When Conservative Friends of India (CFI) Co-chairman Zac Goldsmith become a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and at the Department for International Development (DFID). Indian-origin politician Alok Sharma is the new secretary of DFID.

Mr Johnson has named prominent businessman Ben Elliot, nephew of Duchess of Cornwall,  as co-chair of the Party. He will serve alongside James Cleverly, with the intention being to add experience of the business and charity sectors.

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Elliot, an Etonian, is the son of Simon Elliot, a Dorset landowner, and Annabel Elliot. His mother is the sister of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Elliot was educated at Eton College and graduated with a BSc in Politics and Economics from the University of Bristol.

Zac Goldsmith, son of Sir Goldsmith and brother of Jemima Khan, sparked many controversies especially during the Mayoral race against Sadiq Khan. An ardent environmentalist, Mr Goldsmith quit as an MP in 2016 over the third runway at Heathrow Airport. His resignation triggered a by-election in the Richmond Park constituency in which Goldsmith stood as an independent candidate. He was defeated by Sarah Olney of the Liberal Democrats. After Theresa May called a snap general election in April 2017, to be held on 8 June 2017, Goldsmith was reselected as the Conservative Party candidate for Richmond Park and won with a narrow majority of forty-five votes.

Nusrat Ghani MP retains her post as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury.

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