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Jo Johnson reappointed universities and science minister

Jo Johnson has been reappointed as universities and science minister following the government’s cabinet reshuffle.

The MP for Ormington has held the position since he took over from Greg Clark in 2015. He was previously minister of state at the Cabinet Office.

The minister tweeted to say that he was delighted to have been reappointed to the position.

Mr Johnson has oversight of Innovate UK, smart cities, public sector research bodies and space, alongside science and higher education responsibilities.


Age: 45

Family: married to Amelia Gentleman, a Guardian journalist, with two children.

Educated at: the European School in Uccle, before attending Ashdown House School in East Sussex and Eton College. He studied modern history at the University of Oxford.

Early career: Mr Johnson worked as an investment banker at Deustche Bank before joining the Financial Times as a foreign correspondent. He became an MP in May 2010.