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Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle: Who’s in and who’s out

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Boris Johnson is in the process of changing his top team, and there have been some notable casualties in his latest reshuffle.

This is who is in and who is out of the prime minister’s cabinet, as well as those who have moved roles.

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OUT

Gavin Williamson

After a difficult 18 months as education secretary amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gavin Williamson has been removed from the role.

In a Twitter post, Mr Williamson said: “It has been a privilege to serve as education secretary since 2019.

“Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, I’m particularly proud of the transformational reforms I’ve led in post-16 education: in further education colleges, our skills agenda, apprenticeships and more.”

Robert Buckland

He was not necessarily one of the names tipped for the chop, but Robert Buckland is out as justice secretary.

Sky’s chief political correspondent Jon Craig suggested earlier that his removal meant the PM wanted his job for someone else and suggested Dominic Raab as a potential replacement, a prediction that was borne out by events.

Robert Jenrick

Robert Jenrick tweeted to say it has been a “huge privilege” to serve as housing, communities and local government secretary.

He added he would “continue to support the prime minister and the government in every way I can”, suggesting he has not been given another job in the cabinet.

Amanda Milling

Another departure is Amanda Milling as Conservative Party co-chair.

She tweeted that it had been a “privilege and an honour” to serve and said she would “continue working to deliver on our plans to level up the UK”.

MOVED

Dominic Raab

The biggest headline of the reshuffle so far is Dominic Raab’s demotion from foreign secretary to justice secretary and lord chancellor.

His handling of the crisis in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover put him under severe pressure – with other cabinet figures briefing heavily against him and opposition parties demanding he resign or be sacked.

Mr Raab has also officially become deputy prime minister, a role he de facto previously had as first secretary of state, a decision that is potentially designed to placate the now former foreign secretary.

Liz Truss

His replacement is Liz Truss, who moves from her role as international trade secretary while keeping her job as women and equalities minister.

Popular with party members, and seen as having been effective in her role negotiating post-Brexit trade agreements, Ms becomes the UK’s second female foreign secretary after Labour’s Margaret Beckett.

It also cements her position as the longest continuously serving member of the current cabinet, having been at the top table since 2014.

Michael Gove

Michael Gove is another on the move, becoming housing, communities and local government secretary.

He also takes on cross-government responsibility for levelling up and keeps his ministerial responsibilities for the union and elections.

STAYING

Rishi Sunak remains chancellor, while Priti Patel is still home secretary.