John Hayes has been moved from his role as energy minister to a new post as ‘senior parliamentary adviser’.
The MP for South Holland and the Deepings has changed positions as part of a move announced by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Hayes, an outspoken critic of wind farm developments in south Lincolnshire, had hit the headlines for his opposition to turbines while in his energy role.
Mr Hayes becomes a minister of state without portfolio in the Cabinet Office and has been appointed to the Privy Council.
His new position will see him attend the Prime Minister’s daily 8.30am and 4pm meetings and take him into the heart of 10 Downing Street.
* Full report and interview in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.