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Reshuffle creates new line-up at Defra

Tony Blair’s reshuffle following the local elections has led to an all-new ministerial team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with the exception of Ben Bradshaw. David Miliband has replaced Margaret Beckett as Secretary of State, with Beckett moving on to become Foreign Secretary. Oxford-educated Miliband has risen swiftly through the ranks of Government since being elected MP for South Shields in 2001. He was Minister ...