Paul Maynard MP, 47, has been appointed Parliamentary Below Secretary on the Division for Work and Pensions (DWP), changing Laura Trott who was promoted to be Chief Secretary to the Treasury within the authorities’s newest Cupboard reshuffle.
The DWP has been requested for affirmation that he’ll tackle her former function as Pensions Minister.
Mr Maynard has been an MP because the 2010 election, representing the constituency of Blackpool North and Cleveleys. He has beforehand been a authorities whip and minister at each the Division for Transport and the Ministry of Justice.
He was parliamentary underneath secretary of state on the Division for Transport (DOT) between July 2019 and February 2020, having beforehand served in the identical function from July 2016 to January 2018. He was briefly parliamentary underneath secretary of state on the Ministry of Justice between Might 2019 and July 2019. Earlier than that he was authorities whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury).
Earlier than turning into an MP Mr Maynard labored as a political adviser and speechwriter. He labored as an adviser to the Tory MP Liam Fox and as a speechwriter for William Hague, when he was chief of the opposition.
Whereas in parliament Mr Maynard has campaigned on a spread of points, such holding gasoline costs low and incapacity points. He suffers from cerebral palsy and accused rival MPs of mocking his incapacity on the Home of Commons in 2012. On his private lavatory he wrote: “I’ve cerebral palsy. It’s very delicate, and doesn’t actually have an effect on how I reside. It in all probability impacts the way in which some folks see me, and there’ll at all times be individuals who write you off due to it – however I’ve by no means allow them to cease me.”
He claims to have been impressed to enter politics by Margaret Thatcher. He wrote: “Ever since Mrs Thatcher visited the particular faculty I attended in Winsford, Cheshire, on the age of 4, politics has at all times held a sure fascination for me.”
He mentioned he went to the particular faculty for some intensive physio, earlier than transferring to the native village major two years later.
He added: “By the point I reached 21, I had received myself a first-class diploma from Oxford and began a profession in administration consultancy. Politics then seduced me but once more, and I labored for Dr Liam Fox as speechwriter and adviser.”
The function of Pensions Minister has develop into develop into a short-term one in recent times. Laura Trott lasted simply 383 days within the publish, however that was significantly greater than the earlier incumbent. Alex Burghart lasted simply 37 days after being appointed by former PM Liz Truss on 20 September 2022 and shedding the function on 27 October 2022.