On the appointment of Theresa Villiers as Environment Secretary, Liam Bell, chairman of the National Gamekeepers' Organisation, said:
“Congratulations to Theresa Villiers on her appointment. Without doubt it’s an interesting time to become Environment Secretary. The role of land managers and gamekeepers in the conservation and enhancement of our countryside and its biodiversity is huge and we look forward to working with the new team.
“While we say congratulations to Theresa Villiers, we thank Michael Gove, especially his work on the Government’s 25-year environment plan. We wish him well in his new role.”