Meon Valley MP Flick Drummond has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to international development secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
The unpaid promotion means Flick will become the ‘eyes and ears’ of the minister in parliament and liaise with MPs on her behalf.
“I am delighted to join Anne-Marie in this department where I have a great deal of interest, especially in the Middle East,” said Flick.
“It is also a great way to learn the ropes of government and I look forward to being part of the Department for International Development and seeing how the UK uses its aid budget across the world.”
A PPS is not technically part of the government however, they are expected to support it in votes and must resign if they vote against the government.