THERESA MAY has given her support to the town MP, days after reports emerged that he could be in line for a cabinet seat. 

Dr Phillip Lee, MP for Bracknell, is still a part-time GP as well as being the town's representative in parliament. 

Reports broke on Monday (January 1) that Dr Lee could be in line for a promotion as part of a cabinet re-shuffle. 

The reports in The Express suggest that current health secretary Jeremy Hunt will be made deputy Prime Minister, following the sacking of Damian Green. 

Mr Green was asked to step down by Theresa May following allegations that he had a work laptop filled with pornographic images. 

The position is currently vacant, leading to reports that Mr Hunt could step in, leaving the health secretary position available. 

When asked about her working relationship with Dr Lee during a trip to Wokingham, the Prime Minister remained coy and didn't seem willing to give much away. 

Mrs May said: "Well, I know Phillip Lee very well, obviously he's a neighbouring member of parliament, but I knew him very well even before he was a member of parliament." 

Dr Lee issued a statement in reply to the original Express story, where he too remained subdued about the prospects of getting a promotion.

He said: "I do not feel it would be appropriate to respond to a speculative story. 

"It is up to the Prime Minister to decide who she puts in her Cabinet. 

"As ever, I am here to serve."

If Dr Lee is appointed, it will be the first time in more than 80 years that a practising GP has been made health secretary. 

The last time a doctor held the post was in 1940, when Dr Walter Elliott held the seat in Neville Chamberlain's government.