Old Forester Brandon Lewis (Johnians, 1984-1989) has been made the new chairman of the Conservative Party in Theresa May’s reshuffle.

Mr Lewis, the immigration minister, replaces Sir Patrick McLoughlin, with James Cleverly as his deputy. Mr Lewis, the Great Yarmouth MP, has been a minister since 2012 and is a qualified barrister and former local councillor. In his role as chairman he will be tasked with broadening the Conservatives’ appeal after they lost their Commons majority in June’s general election.

 

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