What has Francis Maude achieved for government IT?

We review the highs – and low – of Maude’s five-year tenure as Cabinet Office minister


Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said he will step down as an MP at the general election this May.

Maude, who has been an MP for 32 years and Cabinet Office minister since 2010, has gained a reputation as a reformer pushing through much-needed improvements to government technology.

Although Maude has insisted his involvement in the government digital agenda will continue – last week he enigmatically said you don’t need to be in the House of Commons to do his job - we review the main ups – and downs - of his tenure over the last five years.