Aylesbury-born Andrea Leadsom made Secretary of State for the Environment

Andrea Leadsom MP PNL-141022-161323001
Andrea Leadsom MP PNL-141022-161323001

Andrea Leadsom, who this week ruled herself out of the race to become the next Prime Minister has become the Secretary of State for the Environment.

Mrs Leadsom, a strong opponent of the fox hunting ban, was appointed to the role by Prime Minister Theresa May who took office yesterday.