Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP, Steve Brine, has held Ministerial office twice so far in his career.
First as a Government Whip (2016-2017) and then as a Minister at the Department of Health & Social Care (2017-2019).
Steve was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care in June 2017, with a brief including public health, health protection and improvement, international health policy, cancer and primary care.
This meant our local MP was working at the heart of Government tackling some of the biggest issues facing our NHS, combining his local priority with a role on the national stage.
One key part of his work centered on prevention and, in Summer 2018, Steve published a world-leading plan to address childhood obesity. The plan includes measures to address the promotion of unhealthy food and drinks to children, new information to help parents make informed decisions when shopping and a new national ambition for all primary schools to adopt an ‘active mile’.
Steve also led on a new ambition to tackle cancer. As part of the long term plan for the NHS, backed by new investment which will provide an extra £20.5bn a year, a package of measures will be rolled out with the aim of seeing three quarters of all cancers detected at an early stage by 2028.
You can watch here a short-film Steve contributed to from the Britain Against Cancer conference in late 2018.
He resigned from the Theresa May Government over the issue of Brexit in March 2019. One of Steve’s last achievements in office was his launch of a major national cervical cancer screening campaign, which he personally rolled out across print and broadcast media. Watch Steve talking about this on Sky News Sunrise Programme.
Main picture; Steve with his children in his office at the Department of Health and at work across his brief.
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Department of Health & Social Care
See an archive of Steve's work as a Health Minister on Twitter