BREAKING NEWS MONDAY MAY 11 4.55PM Hayes to the Home Office in Cabinet reshuffle

New Home Office Minister John Hayes MP (centre) with South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter (left) and new Conservative member for Spalding St Mary's Harry Drury.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
New Home Office Minister John Hayes MP (centre) with South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter (left) and new Conservative member for Spalding St Mary's Harry Drury. Photo by Tim Wilson.

South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes has a new job at the Home Office as Prime Minister David Cameron continues to shape his post-election cabinet.

Mr Hayes, a close advisor to the Prime Minister in the last Coalition Government, has been named as is the new Minister of State for Security and Immigration at the Home Office.

Previously a Minister at the Department for Transport, Mr Hayes’ new responsibilities include counter-terrorism policing, investigation and technology, as well as border controls, immigration and deportations working with Home Secretary Theresa May.

Speaking to the Free Press before the new appointment, Mr Hayes said: “My principal objective is to be a good constituency MP and that’s what I’ve wanted to be since I was first elected.

“Anything else is a bonus, but not a necessity.

“The reshuffle is under way but for me, being MP for South Holland and The Deepings is now the priority.”

My principal objective is to be a good constituency MP - anything else is a bonus but not a necessity

New Minister of State for Security at the Home Office, John Hayes MP