HAMPSHIRE MP Caroline Nokes has been given a cabinet position as part of the Prime Minister's latest re-shuffle.

The Romsey and Southampton North MP has been appointed as the government's Immigration Minister by Theresa May.

She replaces Great Yarmouth MP, Bradon Lewis, who has held the role since June 2017.

Mrs Nokes will leave her position at the Department for Work and Pensions, where she was the Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency.

Meanwhile Fareham MP Suella Fernandes has been appointed parliamentary under secretary of state at the department for exiting the European Union, while Eastleigh MP Mims Davies becomes assistant government whip.

Fellow Hampshire MP Penny Mordaunt has retained her role in the cabinet.

The Portsmouth North MP remains as Secretary of State for International Development.

She was appointed to the position in November 2017, replacing Priti Patel, who resigned over unofficial meetings with Israeli ministers.

Nationally, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has secretary of state for health and social care, Karen Bradley, is the new Northern Ireland secretary and Matt Hancock has taken the role of culture secretary.