parliamentary role for Burnham-On-Sea MP Tessa Munt
MP has been given a new role at the heart of government this week.
Munt has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to
Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and
Skills, Vince Cable.
Parliamentary Private Secretary is a role given to a member of
parliament by a senior minister in government or shadow minister
to act as their contact for the House of Commons.
role of a PPS is widely seen as a starting point for MPs who are
looking to become ministers themselves.
This new role means that Tessa has relinquished her position
as a Whip, a post she has held since shortly after her election
as an MP. She has also resigned her place on the Education Select
Committee, to which she was elected, to ensure her busy schedule
of commitments in Somerset is not affected.
Tessa told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is an exciting new
role for me in a Department with a wide-ranging brief covering
matters as diverse as business competition, science and research,
employment law, apprenticeships and further education, all important
to the future of the country. This will also offer the opportunity
to gain invaluable experience which I can use to help businesses
in my local area."
"I am looking forward to working with Vince and his excellent
team of Ministers wherever I can."
move comes after the appointment of Jo Swinson as Parliamentary
Private Secretary to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick