Former chief whip Patrick McLoughlin has been appointed Transport Secretary. As Guido noted last night:
“McLoughlin will be heading to Transport makes a lot of sense – when Philip Hammond was in the job, he would spend one minute of a TV appearance talking about cars or trains and the rest mopping up the government crisis of the day. From miner to firefighter.”
Meanwhile Owen Paterson gets DEFRA. He’s said to be very sound on hunting…
UPDATE: Warsi gets a made up job:
Confirmed: Sayeeda Warsi will still go to Cabinet as William Hague's deputy at FCO, and faith and communities minister at DCLG – split role.
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) September 4, 2012
Justine Greening becomes International Development Secretary
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) September 4, 2012
UPDATE III: Maria Miller to goes to Culture, Media and Sport leaving the fight on between Fallon and Shapps for Party Chairman.