STOURBRIDGE MP Margot James has been given a new job in the Prime Minister's government reshuffle.

Conservative MP Ms James has been appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The 60-year-old MP, who was elected to Parliament in 2010, was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - a role which she had held since July 2016. 

Before that she served as Assistant Government Whip from May 2015.

Delighted with the new role, Ms James said she would be responsible for the digital side of the economy as well as cyber security, the media and the new technology sector.

She will be working closely with the new department chief Matt Hancock MP, who has been promoted to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport after previously serving as Minister of State for Digital.

She said: "I'm looking forward to working with him; he's a very dynamic guy."

And she said of Prime Minister Theresa May's reshuffle: "I think we were expecting greater changes than actually took place. There were some changes mooted that I'm very relieved did not take place. I'm very glad Greg Clark MP, my former boss, hasn't been moved."

Kinver's MP Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, remains Secretary of State for Defence - having only been appointed on November 2 after more than a year as Chief Whip.