Jim Fitzpatrick becomes DEFRA minister
Poplar and Canning Town MP Jim Fitzpatrick has moved from transport to agriculture.
The former firefighter arrives at DEFRA following the resignation of Jane Kennedy, who left after she was unable to confirm her support for embattled Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Mr Fitzpatrick - who was elected to the seat in 1997 - is the fifth farming minister in as many years. He became the parliamentary under secretary for the Department of Transport in 2007, after serving as Minister for London.