PositionJames Purnell - Brief article

James Purnell has been appointed Britain's new work and pensions secretary following the resignation of Peter Hain, who is at the centre of a scandal on the financing of his campaign to become the labour party's deputy prime minister. Up until now secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Purnell, aged 37, is considered to be one of the labour party's rising stars. Educated mainly in France, he graduated in philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford, and worked with Tony...

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