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The kids are alright: why the junior appointments were the most revealing part of May’s reshuffle

Junior ministerial movements will never get the same attention as those around the cabinet table. But May’s choices show an attempt to quietly rejuvenate her government

By Asa Bennett  

Theresa May's reshuffle reveals a long-term plan to rejuvenate her party. Photo: Flickr/EU2017EE

The ongoing Brexit process meant that the Prime Minister had good reason not to move any senior minister whose work related to it, so she had to look elsewhere to find space for fresh faces.

Conservative headquarters was an obvious place for her to start. Party membership is on the wane, and last year’s snap election showed how clunky its campaign structures are. The 60-year-old Sir Patrick McLoughlin, venerable as he may be, was not the…

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