Elizabeth Truss appointed Secretary of State for DEFRA

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has today been appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs.

Elizabeth Truss, Environment Secretary said:

“I am delighted to be appointed as Environment Secretary. I look forward to tackling the important issues facing our rural communities including championing British food, protecting people from flooding and improving the environment.

“I have greatly enjoyed my role at the Department for Education and would like to thank the excellent team there for all their hard work. I look forward to working with the team at Defra.”