Rishi Removes the Final IEA Fox From the Hen House

With Guido finally revealing the government PPS list yesterday evening, the reshuffle has finally concluded. Any names not on the list are out, and as the dust settles we can finally see who was quietly asked to depart. A keen-eyed co-conspirator spots that Lord Syed Kamall is out as a minister, having first been appointed to the government just nine months after his appointment to the Lords in 2021. A former IEA research director; was the unfair association between the think thank and Liz Truss’s mini budget what did it for Syed’s ministerial career?

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Read in Full: Rishi’s PPS List

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Ri-Shuffle: Thursday, Friday & Weekend

On it goes…

Sunday:

10.09: Andrew Murrison appointed PuSS at Defence
10.09: Felicity Buchan appointed PuSS at DLUHC
10.09: Nigel Huddleston appointed PuSS at Trade, in addition to being a whip

Friday:
19.17: Richard Holden appointed PuSS at Transport
18.59:
Steve Double appointed government whip
18.02:
 Andrew Bowie appointed PuSS at Trade
15:06: 
Kelly Tolhurst steps down as Minister for Schools & Childhood
14:54: Jonathan Gullis out as Education Minister
14:51: Damian Collins out as DCMS Minister
12:04: Rachel Maclean out as Minister of State for Victims and Vulnerability at MoJ

Thursday:

22.43: George Freeman appointed MoS at BEIS
22.43: Nick Gibb appointed MoS at DfE
22.43: Robert Halfon appointed MoS at DfE
22.43: Jesse Norman appointed MoS at DfT

22.05: David Rutley appointed PuSS at FCDO
22.05: Alex Burghart appointed PuSS at Cabinet Office
22.05: Maria Caulfield appointed PuSS at Health and PuSS for Women at Trade
22.05: John Lamont appointed PuSS at Scotland
22.05: Robert Largan appointed assistant whip
22.05: Dehenna Davison re-appointed PuSS at DLUHC
22.05: Joy Morrissey re-appointed assistant whip

21.30: Huw Merriman appointed MoS at DfT
21.30: Sara Dines appointed PuSS at Home Office
21.30: James Davies appointed PuSS at Wales
21.30: Mims Davies appointed PuSS at DWP
21.30: Fay Jones appointed assistant whip
21.30: Julie Marson appointed whip
21.30: Trudy Harrison re-appointed PuSS at DEFRA
21.30: Amanda Solloway re-appointed whip
21.30: Stuart Anderson re-appointed assistant whip
21.30: Jacob Young re-appointed assistant whip

20.06: Tom Pursglove appointed MoS at DWP
20.06: Guy Opperman appointed MoS at DWP
20.06: Leo Doherty appointed PuSS at FCDO
20.06: Kevin Hollinrake appointed PuSS at BEIS
20.06: Laura Trott appointed PuSS at DWP
20.06: Claire Coutinho appointed PuSS at DfE
20.06: Stuart Andrew appointed PuSS at DCMS and PuSS for Equalities at Trade
20.06: Paul Scully appointed PuSS at DCMS
20.06: Andrew Stephenson appointed whip
20.06: Mike Freer appointed PuSS at MoJ
20.06: Lee Rowley appointed PuSS at DLUHC
20.06: Neil O’Brien re-appointed PuSS at Health
20.06: Rebecca Harris re-appointed whip
20.06: Jo Churchill re-appointed whip
20.06: Nigel Huddleston re-appointed whip

17.48: Mark Jenkinson out as a whip
17.28: David Evennett departs Whips’ office

14.54: Marcus Jones appointed Deputy Chief Whip
14.54: Damian Hinds appointed MoS at MoJ
14.54: Ed Argar appointed MoS at MoJ

14.15: Marcus Fysh out as Trade PuSS

13.24: Graham Stuart re-appointed MoS for the Environment at BEIS
12:05:
Victoria Atkins appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury
12.05: Andrew Griffith appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

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Ri-Shuffle Day 2

It resumes…

21.43: George Freeman appointed Minister of State at BEIS
21.43: Nick Gibb appointed Minister of State at Education
21.43: Robert Halfon appointed Minister of State at Education
21.43: Jesse Norman appointed Minister of State at Transport
21.52: James Heappey re-appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
21.52: Will Quince re-appointed Minister of State in the Department of Health
21.52: Nus Ghani re-appointed Minister of State at BEIS
21.52: Mark Spencer re-appointed Minister of State at DEFRA
21.52: Julia Lopez re-appointed Minister of State at DCMS
21.52: Michael Tomlinson re-appointed Solicitor General.
20.50: Alex Chalk appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence
20.50: Anne-Marie Trevelyan appointed Minister of State in the FCDO
20.50: Chris Philp appointed Minister of State in the Home Office
20.50: Lucy Frazer appointed Minister of State at DLUHC
20.50: Helen Whately appointed Minister of State in the Department of Health
20.50: Greg Hands re-appointed Minister of State in the Department for International Trade
20.50: Steve Baker re-appointed Minister of State in the Northern Ireland Office
20.50: Baroness Williams of Trafford re-appointed Lords Chief Whip

17.32: Kevin Foster sacked as Minister of State for Transport
16.20: Alec Shelbrooke sacked as Minister of State at Defence
16.18: James Duddridge sacked as Minister of State at International Trade

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Stay tuned…

21.02: It seems the reshuffle is now over, though Anne-Marie Trevelyan remains in No. 10. Guido hears Argar was sacked this morning, no word on whether Michael Ellis and Chris Philp are also out completely or just getting demoted out of Cabinet. Until tomorrow’s ministerial reshuffle…

20.31: Andrew Mitchell appointed Minister of State at the Foreign Office (Minister for Development). Will attend Cabinet.
20.10: Robert Jenrick is Home Office Minister of State (Minister for Immigration). Will attend Cabinet.
20.04: Gavin Williamson appointed Minister of State (Minister Without Portfolio) at the Cabinet Office. He will attend Cabinet.
19.58: Tom Tugendhat re-appointed Minister of State at Home Office for Security
19.52: Johnny Mercer returns as Veterans Minister in the Cabinet Office, attends Cabinet
19.48: John Glen appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury
19.41: Mark Harper replaces Anne-Marie Trevelyan at Transport
19.36: Jeremy Quin appointed Paymaster General
19.30: Victoria Prentis appointed Attorney General
18.56: Lord True re-appointed Leader of the Lords
18.45: David TC Davies appointed Welsh Secretary
18.35: Alister Jack re-appointed Scottish Secretary
18.26: Chris Heaton-Harris remains Northern Ireland Secretary
18.21: Michelle Donelan re-appointed DCMS Secretary
18.09: Kemi Badenoch stays as International Trade Secretary, gains the equalities brief
18.05: Michael Gove appointed Levelling Up Secretary
17.55: Steve Barclay appointed Health Secretary
17.52: Therese Coffey appointed Environment Secretary
17.44: Mel Stride appointed DWP Secretary
17.37: Gillian Keegan appointed Education Secretary
17.20: Penny Mordaunt remains Leader of the Commons
16.59: Grant Shapps appointed Secretary of State for BEIS
16.59: Suella Braverman returns to the Home Office
16.44: Oliver Dowden appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
16.36: Nadhim Zahawi appointed Minister without portfolio – in other words party chairman
16.30: Ben Wallace remains Defence Secretary
16.25: James Cleverly remains Foreign Secretary
16.15: Simon Hart is Chief Whip
16.06: Dominic Raab gets Deputy PM, Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary
15.45: Jeremy Hunt reappointed as Chancellor
15.38: Dominic Raab enters Downing Street
14.42: Alok Sharma will remain COP26 President, though will no longer attend Cabinet

14.37: Rishi returns to No. 10, sackings presumably over

14.35: Simon Clarke out as DLUHC Secretary
14.20: Ranil Jayawardena out as DEFRA Secretary
14.12: Jake Berry out as Party Chairman
14.12: Robert Buckland out as Welsh Secretary
14.06: Kit Malthouse out as Education Secretary
13:49: 
Chloe Smith out as DWP secretary
13.45: Vicky Ford out as Minister of State for Development in the Foreign Office
13.28: Wendy Morton out
13:04: Brandon Lewis out 
13.00:
Source says Brandon Lewis has been called to Rishi’s Commons office
12.47:
Guido confirms Rees-Mogg has resigned
12.45: Beth Rigby reports Jacob Rees-Mogg has resigned

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Truss Gives Union Policy Back to Cabinet Office, ‘Brexit Opportunities’ Moves to BEIS

Liz Truss has just published a written statement on the Machinery of Government, which sets out a key reversal to Boris’s last reshuffle. When Gove was moved from the Cabinet Office to Levelling Up he took two key planks of his old department’s remit with him: the Union, and elections. Truss’s statement today announces that Union policy is moving back into the Cabinet Office, under the responsibility of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Nadhim Zahawi. It appears elections policy is staying with DLuHC…

This will allow the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to lead the UK Government’s engagement with the Devolved Administrations and drive forward cross-Government efforts to deliver tangible improvements for people across the UK, working closely with the Territorial Offices.

The written statement also confirms that Jacob Rees-Mogg’s old Brexit Opportunities portfolio is following him over to BEIS, bringing together “work to tackle EU red tape, seize post-Brexit opportunities and efforts to ensure the regulatory and business environment enables the UK to attract investment and boost growth.” Will the reshuffle never end?

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