Henry Bellingham MP has lost his job as Foreign Office minister responsible for Britain’s overseas territories, including St Helena. His replacement was not immediately named.
An email to St Helena Online says: “The annoying ‘London Reader’ revealed in a world exclusive to The St Helena Independent several weeks ago that Bellingham would soon be replaced. London Reader thought at the time that even Bellingham himself was unaware of this inside news.”
It evidently caught one media outlet off-guard in the Caribbean territories. Its story was headlined: Bellingham survives UK cabinet shake-up.
The MP told his regional newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, that he would now be able to spend time fighting against a proposed waste incinerator in Norfolk.