Former minister for international trade, Ranil Jayawardena has taken on the role of Environment Secretary in the new Truss government.
Ranil Jayawardena is Conservative MP for north east Hampshire. Before serving as a minister he was a member of the International Trade, Home Affairs, Procedure and Arms Export Controls Committees, and had been appointed by the speaker of the House of Commons to the Chairman’s Panel. He was also made deputy chairman of the Conservative Party by the prime minister.
Prior to his role in parliament he was a councillor, serving as deputy leader to the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. He combined his local government role with working for Lloyds Banking Group plc and is a freeman of the City of London.
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