Chandler’s Ford MP Steve Brine has been promoted in the recent Government reshuffle by Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Conservative politician, who also represents Winchester, will become Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Mike Penning, who is Minister of State of the Department for Work & Pensions and also Minister for Disabled People.
Although not paid other than their salary as an MP, PPSs help the government to track backbench opinion in Parliament and the role is often a start for MPs seeking to become Ministers themselves.
Steve Brine said:
“It was very nice to be asked and I am really looking forward to working at the heart of one of the biggest Government departments on one of the coalition’s most ambitious reform programmes.
“My focus will remain on my constituency work and I hope this new role will allow me to provide an even stronger voice for the area inside Government.”