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Brown appoints Hilary Benn as Environment Secretary

On his first full day as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown announced Hilary Benns appointment as the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary following David Milibands move to become Foreign Secretary. Benn had previously been Development Secretary and in the recent Labour Party deputy leader contest was one of the favourites to win, although Harriet Harman eventually took the position. As well as major Cabinet changes, the Prime Minister announced some ...