Grayling gets PM’s vote of confidence
CHRIS Grayling got the dreaded vote of confidence as Downing Street denied rumours he’s to go in the latest Cabinet reshuffle.
A spokesmn for No10 said that the Prime Minister believes he is doing a “good job” as Transport Secretary.
Mr Grayling has been one of the most frequently mentioned candidates for the chop in a flurry of press speculation about changes to Theresa May’s top team in the wake of the loss of her effective deputy, Damian Green.
Reports say that Government aides were tipping Mr Grayling along with Conservative chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin, Education Secretary Justine Greening, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom as likely casualties of a New Year shake-up.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been identified in the media as a potential candidate for Mr Green’s former post at the Cabinet Office.
Asked at a media briefing whether Mr Grayling would remain in post, Mrs May’s official spokesman said: “Chris Grayling is working hard and doing a good job as Transport Secretary.”