He served as Lord Commissioner of the Treasury before his former role
Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has been appointed as a Minister of State in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the latest ministerial reshuffle.
As the new ‘Minister for Health and Secondary Care’, Stephenson would be looking after elective care recovery and screening, as well as the fight against major diseases like cancer, diabetes and stroke, as reported by Burnley Express.
The DHSC shared the news on X (formerly Twitter) on 14 November, it read:
— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) November 14, 2023
“Helping NHS services recover from the legacy of the pandemic, whilst dealing with winter pressures and the challenges of inflation will not be easy, but it is a challenge I am looking forward to,” Stephenson told Burnley Express.
“I am also keen to ensure that significant manifesto commitments, such as the pledge to deliver 50,000 nurses and 40 new hospitals remain on track. Especially as one of those 40 new hospitals is Airedale, which is used by so many Colne and West Craven residents,” he added.
Stephenson has served as Lord Commissioner of the HM Treasury from 27 October 2022 to 13 November 2023.
Before that, he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from 20th September 2022 to 27th October 2022, and was Minister without Portfolio at the Cabinet Office between 7 July 2022 and 6 September 2022.
He has previously served as the Minister of State at the Department for Transport from 13 February 2020 to July 2022, and Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development from 25 July 2019 to 13 February 2020.
He was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 4 April 2019 and served it till 25 July 2019.
He was also a Lord Commissioner of the treasury from January 2018 to April 2019 and served as an Assistant Government Whip from June 2017 to January 2018.
Stephenson was first elected as Conservative MP for Pendle in May 2010.