Following Iain Duncan Smith's heated resignation from the Department of Work and Pensions, Stephen Crabb MP, former Welsh Secretary, has been appointed as his successor. It has been reported that Crabb began his career as an intern at CARE - Christian Action Research and Education, a controversial organisation that offers gay cure therapy with the promise of making its participants 'ex-gay.'
Despite telling the Telegraph in 2012 that he does not 'support or endorse any views about "gay cure" theology,' Crabb has failed to distance himself from CARE, even hiring political interns through the organisation.
He also voted against marriage equality legislation in 2013.
Crabb's new role will oversee controversial cutbacks to disability allowances following George Osborne's Parliamentary Budget announcement earlier this week.
Words: Rhys Matthews