The much anticipated Cabinet reshuffle is underway this afternoon in Westminster
So far it has been confirmed that three ministers have been sacked from the cabinet
The much maligned Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, The Housing Secretary and the Justice Secretary Robert Buckland.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will remain as Deputy Prime Minister but has been moved to the position of Justice Secretary
Liz Truss, formerly International Development Secretary, been appointed the new Foreign Secretary
Former vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi is the new education secretary while Michael Gove is the new Communities and Housing Secretary.He will have responsibilities for the levelling up agenda and the Union
Amanda Milling has been sacked as Party Chair
Priti Patel thought to be under threat will remain as Home Secretary and Rishi Sunak remains as Chancellor
Greater Manchester MP and Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green said on her opposite number’s departure
“Gavin Williamson has failed children and young people, their parents and our hard working education staff throughout one of the most testing periods in our history,”
“Two years of exams chaos and staff abandoned, unsupported and demoralised. That is Gavin Williamson’s legacy.The Prime Minister has allowed this to happen, keeping a failing Education Secretary in post for months and refusing to fight for children’s futures.”
Nadine Dorries is the new Culture Secretary. Oliver Dowden has moved from Culture to be party co-chair, replacing Amanda Milling.
Simon Clarke is now Chief Secretary to the Treasury, with Steve Barclay the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Nigel Adams is minister without portfolio in the Cabinet Office.