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Truss replaces Raab in reshuffle as Zahawi gets education role following Williamson’s exit – UK politics live Truss replaces Raab in reshuffle as Zahawi gets education role following Williamson’s exit – UK politics live
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Michael Gove new housing secretary, Nadhim Zahawi gets reward for vaccine role; Nadine Dorries new culture secretary; Buckland and Jenrick outMichael Gove new housing secretary, Nadhim Zahawi gets reward for vaccine role; Nadine Dorries new culture secretary; Buckland and Jenrick out
Simon Clarke has been appointed chief secretary to the Treasury, No 10 says. He will also attend Cabinet. The new education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, says he’s honoured to be working at the Department for Education in his new role:
And Jacob Rees-Mogg is staying as Lord President of the Council and as Commons Leader.
Suella Braverman remains as attorney general.
Michelle Donelan remains education minister and will also attend Cabinet, No 10 says.
Simon Clarke has been appointed chief secretary to the Treasury, No 10 says. He will also attend cabinet.
Nigel Adams has been appointed minister without portfolio in the Cabinet Office, No 10 says. He was previously a Foreign Office minister.Nigel Adams has been appointed minister without portfolio in the Cabinet Office, No 10 says. He was previously a Foreign Office minister.
Kit Malthouse remains a minister in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, Downing Street said. The ally of Boris Johnson will attend Cabinet, No 10 added. Kit Malthouse remains a minister in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, Downing Street said. The ally of Boris Johnson will attend cabinet, No 10 added.
With the cabinet reshuffle having somewhat overshadowed the Commons vote urging the government to cancel the cut to the £20 Universal Credit uplift, Labour has highlighted that sacked Tory ministers - who voted for the cut - will be handed £17,000 each in severance payments when they return to the backbenches. With the cabinet reshuffle having somewhat overshadowed the Commons vote urging the government to cancel the cut to the £20 universal credit uplift, Labour has highlighted that sacked Tory ministers - who voted for the cut - will be handed £17,000 each in severance payments when they return to the backbenches.
Ministers and other paid office holders who receive a ministerial salary are entitled to a severance payment when they leave office, which generally equals three months of their annual ministerial salary.Ministers and other paid office holders who receive a ministerial salary are entitled to a severance payment when they leave office, which generally equals three months of their annual ministerial salary.
Labour’s motion to stop the planned £1,000 a year cut to Universal Credit passed as the government ordered their MPs to abstain. The cut will affect 1 in 14 British workers and see an estimated 700,000 people plunged into poverty, including 200,000 children. Labour’s motion to stop the planned £1,000 a year cut to universal credit passed as the government ordered its MPs to abstain. The cut will affect one in 14 British workers and see an estimated 700,000 people plunged into poverty, including 200,000 children.
Jonathan Reynolds, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said:Jonathan Reynolds, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said:
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park is staying as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords, No 10 says.Baroness Evans of Bowes Park is staying as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords, No 10 says.
And George Eustice is staying as environment secretary, No 10 says.And George Eustice is staying as environment secretary, No 10 says.
There was some doubt as to whether he would stay because it was reported earlier this year that Carrie Symonds, a conservationist and animal lover, wanted him replaced because she thinks he is not doing enough on animal welfare.There was some doubt as to whether he would stay because it was reported earlier this year that Carrie Symonds, a conservationist and animal lover, wanted him replaced because she thinks he is not doing enough on animal welfare.
That’s all from me for tonight.That’s all from me for tonight.
My colleague Lucy Campbell is taking over now. Almost all the cabinet jobs have now been confirmed or announced, although we do not know what is happening to Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Commons, and who will replace Stephen Barclay as chief secretary to the Treasury. There has been some talk of it being Rees-Mogg, which would mean someone joining the cabinet as leader of the house.My colleague Lucy Campbell is taking over now. Almost all the cabinet jobs have now been confirmed or announced, although we do not know what is happening to Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Commons, and who will replace Stephen Barclay as chief secretary to the Treasury. There has been some talk of it being Rees-Mogg, which would mean someone joining the cabinet as leader of the house.
No 10 has confirmed that Lord Frost is staying as Brexit minister and Alister Jack is staying as Scottish secretary.
Simon Hart is staying as Welsh secretary, No 10 says.
Ed Vaizey, the former culture minister, has welcomed the appointment of Nadine Dorries as the new culture secretary. Given that he is reportedly angling for the Ofcom chairmanship, he may be keen to make a good impression.
And Brandon Lewis stays as Northern Ireland secretary, No 10 has announced.
Grant Shapps has been reappointed transport secretary, he says.
Emily Thornberry, the shadow international trade secretary, says Anne-Marie Trevelyan, her new government opposite number, used to be a climate change denier.
No 10 has confirmed that Alok Sharma, Cop26 president, Kwasi Kwarteng, business secretary, Thérèse Coffey, work and pensions secretary, and Sajid Javid, health secretary, are all remaining in post.
Robert Buckland has published his resignation letter on Twitter. If he is bitter about his sacking, he does not really show it and the letter is mostly a summary of what he has done that he is proud of.
But he does say that the legal system needs more investment and that “years of underfunding beforehand have not helped”.
He also says that, as a backbencher, he intends to campaign on behalf of the neurodiverse. He has an autistic daughter and he says:
Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been appointed international trade secretary, No 10 has announced.
She used to sit in cabinet as international development secretary until Boris Johnson merged the department with the Foreign Office last year. When her job disappeared she became a business minister, at minister of state level, and so this is a clear promotion.