parliamentary private secretary


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parliamentary private secretary

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) a backbencher in Parliament who assists a minister, esp in liaison with backbenchers. Abbreviation: PPS
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Mr Duguid has been appointed a parliamentary private secretary (PPS) at the department and will work closely with ministers in the Commons and at their London base.
She added: "I would particularly like to congratulate my parliamentary private secretary, my honourable friend, Andrew Bowie, who completed the marathon with the fastest time of any member of parliament.
Mrs May's parliamentary private secretary and South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy takes the rank of parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department of Health, replacing Steve Brine, who resigned on March 25.
The politician told The Daily Telegraph: "I wanted to support this Withdrawal Agreement, and I still want to support it, but unless the backstop is addressed to include either an end date or a unilateral exit mechanism, I cannot support it and so am resigning from the Government as a Parliamentary Private Secretary."
Media reports said UK Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, Junior Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara, junior Brexit minister Suella Braverman, and parliamentary private secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan have resigned over the Brexit agreement.
Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the leader of the House of Lords.
Chris Green, parliamentary private secretary to the Department for Transport, announced his resignation from the position following the 1922 Committee meeting with the Prime Minister on Monday.
She said: "I am delighted to have been asked to serve as John McDonnell's Parliamentary Private Secretary.
Likely candidates for promotion will reportedly include government aide Suella Fernandes, head of the party's European Research Group, and Seema Kennedy, May's parliamentary private secretary.
Mrs May's parliamentary private secretary George Hollingbery was forced to intervene as the Chancellor and Defence Secretary argued.
While Mayor Anderson and Mr Rotheram have had public fall-outs since the latter trumped the former in the bid to become Labour's Metro Mayoral candidate, the current Walton MP is very close to Jeremy Corbyn, as his Parliamentary Private Secretary.

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