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Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

Baroness Sugg named UK Overseas Territories Minister

Baroness Sugg named UK Overseas Territories Minister

Baroness Elizabeth Sugg is taking over from Lord Tariq Ahmad as the UK Overseas Territories Minister.

Sugg’s 13 Feb. appointment follows UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government reshuffle.

Johnson has also appointed seven joint Foreign and Commonwealth Department of International Development ministers.

Lord Ahmad will now be Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth.

Sugg will have responsibility for overseas territories and sustainable development, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s official website.

Who is Baroness Sugg?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s profile on the baroness states that prior to her appointment, she was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development from 23 April 2019 to 13 Feb. 2020, Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 15 June 2017 to 26 July 2019, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport from October 2017 to April 2019.

Baroness Sugg became a Conservative life peer on 30 Aug. 2016.


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