While some commentators characterise David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle as a kick in the teeth for his Lib Dem coalition partners, accountant-ministers fared little better.
The biggest victim was transport secretary Justine Greening (pictured), who was switched to the international development portfolio as a result of her refusal to countenance any discussion of a third runway at Heathrow airport. As the MP for Putney, a vulnerable constituency right underneath the airport’s flightpath she had little choice.
A former finance manager with Centrica before she entered Parliament, Greening was initially appointed
Greening trained with PwC. Before she was moved to transport (the position she had shadowed in opposition), she was appointed economic secretary to the Treasury in May 2010. A...