Grayling gets PM’s vote of con­fi­dence

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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.”

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