A new Minister for Overseas Territories has been appointed in the Rishi Sunak-led United Kingdom (UK) Government
Frank Zacharias Robin Goldsmith, referred to as The Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith MP, has been appointed as Minister of State for Overseas Territories, Commonwealth, Energy, Climate and Environment.
This information was confirmed by the Governor’s Office in the [British] Virgin Islands today, November 2, 2022.
Lord Goldsmith succeeds the Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP as Minister for Overseas Territories, who has been appointed as a Minister in the Department for Transport.
Norman was transferred to another Ministry on the eve of a visit to the Virgin Islands
One of the big issues for Lord Goldsmith would be the controversial Order in Council instituted by the now ousted former Prime Minister Mary Elizabeth Truss to potentially suspend the VI’s constitution.
The VI has been receiving regional and international support as it seeks to have the Order in Council removed.