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Sports focussed ministers remain in post following General Election!

Karen Bradley and Tracey Crouch, the government ministers with ultimate responsibility to the UK sport sector, have been retained in their roles despite a post-General Election cabinet reshuffle.

Bradley was confirmed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport shortly after the 8th June vote, while Crouch was told she will continue in her junior minister role on the 13th June.

While Prime Minister Theresa May made one or two key cabinet changes following a chastening General Election night, in which the Conservative Party lost its working majority, several ministers have stayed in post.

In her first act since being retained as Sports Minister, Crouch commented on the damning independent report published on the culture and climate of British Cycling.

"We welcome the independent panel's report and it is right that British Cycling and UK Sport implement its recommendations and ensure the welfare of athletes is put first,” she said.

"We want first class governance from all sports bodies - that is why we have made public funding conditional on adherence to the code for sports governance."

Elsewhere, the Department of Health, which is overseeing the Soft Drinks Levy, will continue to be headed up by Jeremy Hunt, while Justine Greening remains responsible for the Department for Education – a department that has influence over school sport provision.