ANDOVER'S MP is to be promoted into a cabinet position amidst the resignation of the Prime Minister as party leader, Downing Street has confirmed.

On Thursday, July 7, Kit Malthouse has been made Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster, the most senior minister in the Cabinet Office after the prime minister.

The MP for North West Hampshire was previously minister for policing and crime.

The Advertiser has contacted Mr Malthouse for comment.

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