Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall lost his ministerial role during this week's reshuffle.

He is no longer minister for regional growth and local government, a role within the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Hall had held the role since September 2020, having previously been minister for rough sleeping and housing. He first joined the department as a junior minister in July 2019.

He was first elected as an MP in 2015, and re-elected with an increased number of votes in both 2017 and 2019.

Reacting to the news on Twitter he said: "It’s been a huge honour to serve as Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government in @mhclg and am proud of all we achieved. Grateful to the excellent team in MHCLG and particularly my superb Private Office.

"Looking forward to supporting the Government from the backbenches."

Michael Gove has replaced Robert Jenrick as secretary of state for the department, in a host of changes made this week.

Other major changes saw Nadhim Zahawi replace Gavin Williamson as education secretary and Liz Truss replace Dominic Raab as foreign secretary. Raab is now justice secretary, lord chancellor and deputy prime minister.

Boris Johnson today chaired a first meeting of the new-look cabinet.

For more details of the new cabinet click here.