Minister for Portsmouth
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Minister for Portsmouth was a ministerial role within the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Michael Fallon MP was appointed the first Minister For Portsmouth in January 2014 to help the city cope with jobs cut by BAE Systems in the local shipyard. He was tasked with bringing growth to the city.
In the Cabinet reshuffle of 15 July 2014 this role moved to Matthew Hancock, whose full title was Minister of State for Energy, Business and Portsmouth. Following the Conservative Party's success in the 2015 general election, Hancock was succeeded by Mark Francois as Minister for Portsmouth, but he was not replaced when he left in the July 2016 reshuffle.
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- "Minister for Portsmouth to be Michael Fallon". BBC News. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- "Reshuffle at-a-glance: In, out and moved about". BBC News. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- O'Leary, Miles (14 May 2015). "Essex MP Mark Francois appointed Minister for Portsmouth". Retrieved 21 December 2015.
- "Minister for Portsmouth job scrapped". BBC. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.