Damian Green new work and pensions secretary

Damian GreenDamian Green, the former immigration minister and the MP for Ashford, has replaced Stephen Crabb as secretary of state for work and pensions.

Green is a former business journalist who has worked at the BBC, Times and Channel 4. Prior to being immigration minister he was minister for policing, criminal justice and victims.

Green was a key figure in Prime Minister Theresa May’s campaign team and had been widely tipped to get a promotion following her victory. He is 60 years old and has been an MP since 1997.