New Defra Secretary 'on the side of farmers', says Farming Minister

When questioned at last weekend's English Winter Fair on whether he had wanted the role of Defra Secretary, Mr Spencer said it was not a question of ‘putting my hat in the ring'. "This was a decision for the Prime Minister," he said

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New Defra Secretary 'on the side of farmers', says Farming Minister

Rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle and who was set to replace Therese Coffey as Defra Secretary had been murmured for a while, with many speculating whether Mark Spencer would be one of the likely candidates...

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