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Lansley removed from Government

Former health secretary Andrew Lansley has been removed from Government in the Coalition reshuffle, with William Hague moving into his position as leader of the House of Commons.

During his term as health secretary Lansley was responsible for the Health and Social Care Act, which abolished PCTs and replaced them with GP-led clinical commissioning groups.

In June 2012 the BMA voted for Mr Lansley to resign, and he was replaced as health secretary by Jeremy Hunt soon after and moved to be leader of the Commons.

The South Cambridgeshire MP’s new role had not been confirmed at time of publication