THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price has been appointed Health Minister.
Ms Doyle-Price was re-elected as MP for Thurrock last week by just 345 votes.
The appointment was made as part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle.
The minister in overall charge of health will continue to be Jeremy Hunt.
The appointment may come as a surprise to Thurrock residents after the controversy in light of her comments in relation to the
future of Orsett Hospital.
There will also be the question surrounding accident and emergency services at three hospitals in Essex.