MP for Wyre and Preston North, Ben Wallace, has been promoted and named as the new minister of state for security at the home office.
Mr Wallace has been a member of parliament since being elected in 2005 and has served as parliamentary private secretary to Ken Clarke MP, been a government whip and until recently was parliamentary under secretary of state Northern Ireland office.
And the MP admits he has a tough task ahead and says public safety is a top priority after recent events across the globe.
The 46-year-old Conservative member of parliament said in a statement: “I am honoured to be the new security minister and I look forward to getting into the role as quickly as possible. Events abroad and at home mean we have much work to do in order to ensure the public’s safety. I do not underestimate the task ahead but, it is one I am looking forward to.”