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.




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