No sooner had I lamented the tardiness of the Johnson government in appointing a children’s minister than one popped up!
Mrs Kemi Badenock MP is the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families. You can read about her at:
A cursory glance at her biography does not provide much evidence of previous involvement in children’s issues (apart from having been a school governor). In that she does not differ much from many of her predecessors.
The Conservative Home website featured an interview with her in 2017, with the prominent quote: “I’m not really left-leaning on anything.. I always lean right instinctively”.
That might give us a clue about how she will approach her new job, but, of course, we need to wait and see.