British PM May appoints Gavin Williamson as new defence minister

 02 Nov 2017 - 13:19

British PM May appoints Gavin Williamson as new defence minister
Gavin Williamson. AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

Reuters

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Gavin Williamson as new defence minister on Thursday. 

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Gavin Williamson as Secretary of State for Defence," May's spokesman said.

Williamson was her chief whip.