#DUPshuffle …the new ministerial line up

The departure of Jim Wells as Health Minister has given the First Minister an opportunity to conduct a more wide ranging reshuffle of the DUP ministers in the Executive:

Department of Finance: Arlene Foster

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment: Jonathan Bell

Department of Health: Simon Hamilton

Department of Social Development: Mervyn Storey

Junior Minister in OFM/DFM: Michelle McIlveen

Fun Fact: The departure of Jim Wells and the addition of Michelle McIlveen has seen the average age of the DUP ministerial team fall from 50 years of age to 48 years of age.

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David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs