HALESOWEN and Rowley Regis MP James Morris has been made Parliamentary Private Secretary to health minister Jeremy Hunt.

It follows in the wake of his campaigning work to boost mental health services.

He said: "Since 2012 I have been chairman of the all-party group on mental health, and been championing improved services for people who suffer from mental ill health.

"I will now be continuing this work within the department for health working alongside Jeremy Hunt and supporting the government's commitment to the NHS."