Benyon out, as DEFRA’s ministers reshuffled

Richard Benyon, who was responsible for natural environment and water policy, has been replaced by Cornish MP George Eustice. Eustice appears to favour more environmental regulation in some circumstances

DEFRA's new Under Secretary of State George Eustice. Credit: DEFRAGovUKThe Conservative MP Richard Benyon has been sacked from DEFRA in the most significant environmental move of the government’s ministerial reshuffle.

Liberal Democrat MP David Heath, who was in charge for food and farming policy, also left the department for the backbenches on 7 October.

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