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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He became Mrs Thatcher's Parliamentary Private Secretary in 1990, then led her disastrous attempt to hang on to the leadership that year when she lost out to John Major.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Andrew MP for Pudsey as my new Parliamentary Private Secretary.
Tory MP Lee Scott quit as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Transport Secretary Philip Hammond.
He's one of a number of new MPs to get a job as a Parliamentary Private Secretary, working closely alongside ministers.
Mr Joyce, who was parliamentary private secretary to Mr Ainsworth, was critical of Government policy in Afghanistan and called for a reduction in the British commitment.
The new job marks a return to the Department of Health for Ms Creagh, who previously served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to new Health Secretary Andy Burnham when he was a junior minister in the Department.
Dr Blackman-Woods, who works in the city of Durham, England, is the parliamentary private secretary for Defence Minister David Lammy.
But Mr Bryant said he had been chosen because of his experience as parliamentary private secretary to Harriet Harman, leader of the house.
Premier Gordon Brown appointed her parliamentary private secretary to health minister of state Ben Bradshaw.
In the past week, with Mr David quitting his high-profile post as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Defence Minister Adam Ingram in order to voice his displeasure at Mr Blair's clinging to office, it has become clear that Mr David is a radical, a visionary, a true socialist and an honourable success to the like of Hardie, Bevan, Foot and the like.
Name Constituency CONSERVATIVE MP Tim Boswell MP, Shadow Minister for Work & Daventry Pensions Timothy Loughton MP, Shadow Children's East Worthing & and Health Minister Shoreham Andrew Robathan MP Blaby/Lutterworth Andrew Rosindell MP Romford LABOUR MP Janet Anderson MP Darwen/Whitworth Ben Chapman MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary Wirral South to Richard Caborn MP Ruth Kelly MP, Secretary of State for Education Bolton and Skills Julie Morgan MP Cardiff James Purnell MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary Hyde/Stalybridge to Ruth Kelly MP LIBERAL DEMOCRAT MP Phil Willis MP Harrogate and Knaresborough Bob Russell MP Colchester Adrian Sanders MP Torbay Tim Farron MP Westmorland and Lonsdale Lab/Co-op MP Alun Michael MP, Minister of State, Department Cardiff of Trade and Industry
is his laughably long-suffering parliamentary private secretary and Henry McGee (stooge to the late Benny Hill) is a marvellously opportunistic waiter.

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