Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan appointed to Boris Johnson's Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development

Northumberland MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is taking up her first Cabinet role, five years after entering parliament.

By Ross Robertson
Thursday, 13th February 2020, 6:01 pm
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 6:08 pm
Anne-Marie Trevelyan at the Northumberland General Election count 2017
Anne-Marie Trevelyan at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

The Berwick MP, who also represents Alnwick and dozens of other towns and villages in a large area of North Northumberland, has been appointed Secretary of State for International Development in Boris Johnson’s reshuffle.

She replaces Alok Sharma.

The Oxford Brookes maths graduate worked as a chartered accountant before being elected in 2015, claiming the seat after incumbent Lib Dem Alan Beith stood down.

Her background in finance helped secure her a position on the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee from July 2015 to May 2017, and December 2018 to July 2019.

She became Minister for Defence Procurement in July 2019, then Minister of State for the Armed Forces in December.

The pro-Brexit MP voted Leave in the EU referendum, claiming in 2016 that the "safest option" for Britain was to exit the union.