Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood is reportedly tipped for a promotion in today’s Government ministerial reshuffle.

According to The Sunday Times and the Daily Mail, as well as political blog Conservative Home, Ms Blackwood could be one of a number of Tory women up for a junior ministerial position.

It is part of Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron’s attempt to make a third of his party’s ministers women before the General Election – a pledge he made in 2009.

Miss Blackwood didn’t respond to our request for a comment.