Ben Wallace Appointed as New Defence Secretary

The Rt Hon Ben Wallace has been appointed Secretary of State for Defence

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace

Speaking after his appointment, the new Defence Secretary said:

As a former officer with the Scots Guards, it is an honour to take up this role at the Ministry of Defence.
I know first-hand the dedication and hard work of our armed forces, and I will be committed to ensuring their interests come first.
I look forward to getting started and meeting colleagues from across the department and our military.