Junior Reshuffle as it Happens

Eric Pickles out of the Cabinet, becomes anti-corruption tsar.

Ros Altmann will become Pensions Minister at DWP.

Mark Francois will become Minister of State at DCLG.

Penny Mordaunt will become Armed Forces Minister at MoD.

John Hayes is the new Minister of State for Security at the Home Office.

Alistair Burt is the new Minister of State at the Department of Health.

Jo Johnson becomes Ministerof State at BIS.

Philip Dunne becomes Minister of State at MOD.

Edward Timpson will become Minister of State at DfE.

Nick Boles remains Minister of State for Skills at BIS.

George Eustice will become Minister of State at DEFRA.

Andrea Leadsom will become Minister of State at DECC.

Anne Milton will become Deputy Chief Whip.

Therese Coffey will become Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.

Harriett Baldwin will become Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

Francis Maude will become a peer and Trade Minister at Foreign Office and BIS.

Grant Shapps is Minister of State at DFID.

Ben Gummer becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DH.

Justin Tomlinson becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DWP.

Rory Stewart becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra.

James Wharton becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DCLG.

Marcus Jones becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DCLG.

Ben Wallace becomes PUSS at Northern Ireland Office.

Andrew Jones becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Tasnsport.

Caroline Dinenage is PUSS at MoJ. She is also Minister for Equalities at DfE.

Mark Lancaster is PUSS for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans at MoD.

John Penrose is to be Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office

Damian Hinds is to be Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.

Tracey Crouch is the new Minister for Sport.

Dominic Raab becomes new PUSS at MoJ.

George Freeman has been appointed Minister for Life Sciences.

Cabinet Reshuffle As It Happens

George Osborne reappointed as Chancellor and will also be First Secretary of State.

Theresa May stays as Home Secretary.

Philip Hammond remains as Foreign Secretary.

Michael Fallon stays as Defence Secretary.

Michael Gove to become Justice Secretary.

Chris Grayling is Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council.

Nicky Morgan stays as Education Secretary.

Mark Harper to be Chief Whip.

Iain Duncan Smith will remain as Work and Pensions Secretary.

Baroness Stowell stays as Leader of the Lords and is now a full Cabinet member.

Sajid Javid is the new Business Secretary.

Boris Johnson will attend Political Cabinet as Mayor of London.

Amber Rudd is to be Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Priti Patel is Minister of State for Employment at DWP and attends Cabinet.

Robert Halfon is made Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.

John Whittingdale is the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Patrick McLoughlin remains as Transport Secretary.

Liz Truss continues as Environment Secretary.

Jeremy Hunt stays as Health Secretary.

Anna Soubry is the new Minister of State for Small Business. She will attend Cabinet.

Greg Clark is the new Communities Secretary.

Justine Greening continues as International Development Secretary.

Theresa Villiers will remain as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Oliver Letwin becomes full Cabinet member in overall charge of Cabinet Office.

Stephen Crabb will remain Secretary of State for Wales.

Greg Hands will become Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

David Mundell is the new Secretary of State for Scotland.

Matt Hancock becomes Minister for Cabinet Office and Paymaster General.

Jeremy Wright is to remain as Attorney General.

Lord Feldman is Conservative Party Chairman and will attend Political Cabinet.

SPOTTED: Grant Shapps Leaving Back of Cabinet Office

Why the delay in the announcement of party chairman?

Sajid Javid: Business Time

Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle in Full

Leader of the Opposition and Acting Leader of the Labour Party
Harriet Harman MP

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chris Leslie MP

Shadow Foreign Secretary
Hilary Benn MP

Shadow Home Secretary
Yvette Cooper MP

Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Opposition Chief Whip

Rosie Winterton MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Health

Andy Burnham MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Chuka Umunna MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Rachel Reeves MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Education

Tristram Hunt MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Vernon Coaker MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Emma Reynolds MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Caroline Flint MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Chair of the National Policy Forum

Angela Eagle MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Michael Dugher MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Ivan Lewis MP

Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Mary Creagh MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Ian Murray MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Owen Smith MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Maria Eagle MP

Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Lucy Powell MP

Shadow Minister without Portfolio and Deputy Party Chair
Jon Trickett MP

Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

Gloria De Piero MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Chris Bryant MP

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Shabana Mahmood MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Lords Chief Whip

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Also attending Shadow Cabinet:

Shadow Minister for Care and Older People
Liz Kendall MP

Shadow Attorney General
Lord Bach

Labour Bury Crap Mini-Reshuffle on Big News Day

It’s taken almost two weeks for Labour to manage to appoint a new Attorney General:

It seems Labour were a little short of high-profiled learned Members in the Commons. Who eh? 

“William “Willy” Stephen Goulden Bach, Baron Bach (born 25 December 1946), is a British Labour member of the House of Lords and was a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice from 2008 to 2010. Bach was educated at Westminster before going up to New College, Oxford (MA), after which, in 1972, he was called to the Bar. He worked as a barrister, was a local Councillor for Leicester, and became Head of Chambers at King Street Chambers in Leicester on the Midland Circuit in 1996. In 1998, Bach was raised to the peerage, as Baron Bach, of Lutterworth in the County of Leicestershire, where he lives.”

Tomorrow’s front page news, today…

Home Office Ministerial Movements Rumour

A Whitehall source whispers to Guido this afternoon that civil servants at the Home Office have been asked to prepare a new minister briefing for today.

Other senior Home Office sources are in the dark about any potential moves.

Are we not overdue a Liberal Democrat reshuffle?

Full PPS Reshuffle List

David Cameron – GAVIN WILLIAMSON
William Hague – MARGOT JAMES
George Osborne – ROBERT HALFON
David Gauke – GARETH JOHNSON
Theresa May – GEORGE HOLLINGBERY
James Brokenshire – GUY OPPERMAN
Mike Penning – STEVE BRINE
Philip Hammond – DAMIAN COLLINS
Baroness Warsi – ERIC OLLERENSHAW
David Lidington – DAVID RUTLEY
Hugo Swire – ALEC SHELBROOKE
Lord Livingston – STEPHEN McPARTLAND
Chris Grayling – STEPHEN METCALFE
Michael Fallon – GRAHAM EVANS
Mark Francois – ANDREW BINGHAM
Anna Soubry – MARK PAWSEY
Greg Clark – DAVID MOWAT
Matthew Hancock – NICOLA BLACKWOOD
Nick Boles – MIKE FREER
Ed Vaizey – JUSTIN TOMLINSON
Iain Duncan Smith – CHARLIE ELPHICKE
Esther McVey – JAMES MORRIS
Mark Harper – CAROLINE NOKES
Baroness Stowell – MARK SPENCER
Jeremy Hunt – ANDREW JONES & SIMON KIRBY
Eric Pickles – JOHN GLEN
Brandon Lewis – JULIAN STURDY
Nicky Morgan – CAROLINE DINENAGE & BEN GUMMER
Nick Gibb – REHMAN CHISHTI
Justine Greening – JULIAN SMITH
Desmond Swayne – JACK LOPRESTI
Patrick McLoughlin – IAIN STEWART
John Hayes – NEIL PARISH
Theresa Villiers – MARY MACLEOD
Stephen Crabb – DAVID MORRIS
Sajid Javid – MARCUS JONES
Liz Truss – ROBIN WALKER
Francis Maude – STUART ANDREW
Oliver Letwin – PAUL MAYNARD
Jeremy Wright – HEATHER WHEELER
Grant Shapps – JAKE BERRY

Final Reshuffle Changes as They Happen

The finishing touches to the reshuffle are being announced by No.10 this afternoon:

Anne Milton has been promoted to Government Whip.

Andrew Selous has been appointed PUSS at the MoJ.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is PUSS at DCLG.

Lord Ashton of Hyde has been made a whip in the Lords.[…]

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THE RESHUFFLE: All Today’s Moves as They Happen

7:40pm: Andrew Lansley is stepping down as an MP at the election.

5:40pm: Tobias Ellwood appointed FCO PUSS.

5:00pm: Jo Johnson promoted to Minister of State at Cabinet Office.

4:58pm: Sam Gymiah is PUSS at DfE.

4:02pm: Whips: Mel Stride, Therese Coffey, Ben Wallace & Damian Hinds.[…]

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Get Warsi Briefing Begins, Again

As ever, one big reshuffle headache is what to do about Warsi. The ‘Senior’ Minister of State at Communities and the Foreign Office is unlikely to go quietly, though that has not stopped others in government attempting to brief her out of the door.[…]

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Reshuffle Rumour Round UpDiaries Cleared for a Week Today

The reshuffle speculation level has been raised from ‘fevered’ to ‘panicked’. Guido hears that Downing Street have instructed departments not to schedule anything for a week today. This, however, could be anything from an elaborate bluff, to an unintentional display of competence.[…]

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New Number 10 Policy Board Job Allocation

Jobs for the new faces on the Number 10 policy board announced this afternoon:

  • Alun Cairns – environment, energy and local government
  • Andrea Leadsom – part of the public services brief
  • Nadhim Zahawi – economic affairs
  • Priti Patel – home affairs and constitution
  • Chris Skidmore – public services

Softening the blow of being overlooked in the reshuffle.[…]

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PPS Reshuffle: Full List

The reshuffle is finally complete. Here are the changes to government PPS:

David Cameron, Prime Minister: Gavin Williamson
Dominic Grieve, Attorney General: Jessica Lee
David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities: Paul Uppal
Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Energy: Therese Coffey
Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment: Margot James
Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Skills : Nicola Blackwood
Grant Shapps, Conservative Party Chairman: Jake Berry
Oliver Letwin, Minister of State for Government Policy: Paul Maynard
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office: Stuart Andrew
John Hayes, Minister without Portfolio: Mel Stride
Greg Clark, Minister of State for Cities and the Constitution: David Mowat
Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities a: John Glen/Mike Freer
Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State for Faith: Eric Ollerenshaw
Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Mary Macleod
Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence: Penny Mordaunt
Mark Francois, Minister of State for the Armed Forces: Damian Hinds
Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for the  Environment: David Burrowes
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education: Ben Gummer
Greg Barker, Minister of State for Climate Change: Laura Sandys
William Hague, Secretary of State for ForeignOffice: Keith Simpson
David Lidington, Minister of State for Europe: Charlie Elphicke
Hugo Swire, Minister of State at the Foreign Office: Richard Graham
Hugh Robertson, Minister of State at the Foreign Office: Simon Kirby
Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health: Tobias Ellwood/Andrew Jones
Theresa May, Home Secretary: George Hollingbery
Damian Green, Minister of State for Policing: David Rutley
Mark Harper, Minister of State for Immigration: Guy Opperman
Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Dev: Julian Smith
Alan Duncan, Minister of State for International Dev: Mark Menzies
Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice: Lee Scott
Andrew Lansley, Leader of the House of Commons: John Howell
Lord Hill of Oareford, Leader of the House of Lords: Nigel Adams
Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Damian Collins
Andrew Robathan, Minister of State for Northern Ireland: Robin Walker
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport: Iain Stewart/Julian Sturdy
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer: Rob Wilson
Sajid Javid, Financial Secretary to the Treasury: Marcus Jones
IDS, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Andrew Selous
Mike Penning, Minister of State for Disabled People: Steve Brine
Esther McVey, Minister of State for Employment: Harriet Baldwin
David Jones, Secretary of State for Wales: Daniel Kawczynski
Ken Clarke, Minister without Portfolio: Ben Wallace

Alun Cairns, Andrea Leadsom, Priti Patel, Chris Skidmore and Nadhim Zahawi have all joined the Number 10 Policy Board.[…]

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Old Banger’s Double Reshuffle Blow

Spare a thought for Greg Knight the former chair of the Procedure Committee who was lured away from the safe £80,000 job, perhaps by the £92,000 salary, to be No. 3 in the Tory Whips’ office. Now he’s a sacked whip.[…]

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Reshuffle Day 2 Rolling Live Blog

  • Brownite bootboy Ian Austin stands down from front bench.
  • Luciana Berger replacing Diane Abbott as shadow public health minister.
  • Stella Creasy joins Chuka at shadow BIS. Gareth Thomas new shadow Europe minister. Rushanara Ali to shadow Education.
  • Alison McGovern and Gavin Shuker off to shadow DfiD with Jim Murphy.
[…]

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