New role for MP Steve Barclay as he switches from the Treasury to the Department of Health and Social Care

PUBLISHED: 13:48 09 January 2018

MP Steve Barclay, now a health minister, pictured in 2016 after an NHS whistle blower revealed to him confidential documents suggesting decisions have already been made to close minor injuries units at Doddington, Wisbech and Ely.

MP Steve Barclay, now a health minister, pictured in 2016 after an NHS whistle blower revealed to him confidential documents suggesting decisions have already been made to close minor injuries units at Doddington, Wisbech and Ely.

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MP Steve Barclay has become Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care following the latest announcements from Downing Street today.

The NE Cambs MP switches from the Treasury to take up a new role that will put him at the forefront of helping to tackle the growing crisis in the NHS,

Mr Barclay has been heavily involved in health matters in his constituency since becoming MP seven years ago and led the campaign to retain the minor injuries units at Doddington and Wisbech.

It has been a meteoric rise for Mr Barclay in recent years having become a Government whip in July 2016 and then promotion to Economic Secretary at the Treasury in June last year.

Now he faces one of the biggest tests of his Parliamentary career as a Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

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