E-commerce minister moves in re-shuffle

The DTI said Alexander’s move to the Cabinet Office was subject to confirmation from Number 10. Alexander had been e-commerce minister since June last year, after helping to coordinate Labour’s election campaign.

Stephen Timms, previously schools minister, is moving to the DTI but it is unclear whether he will take the e-commerce brief.

Alistair Darling will become secretary of state for Transport, while Andrew Smith, previously chief secretary to the Treasury, will take over as secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

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