Cabinet reshuffle: Raab named Deputy Prime Minister as Truss becomes Foreign Secretary

"By having more of our staff based outside London we can recruit the best people wherever they live so that the justice system benefits from more diverse backgrounds, outlooks and experience" - Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street.

Dominic Raab has been officially named Deputy Prime Minister as Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Amanda Milling and Robert Buckland lose their positions in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet.

Dominic Raab has been officially named Deputy Prime Minister as well as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor. Liz Truss has been promoted to Foreign Secretary as well as keeping her role as minister for women and equalities.

Nadhim Zahawi has been named Education Secretary and Michael Gove has been made Housing and Communities Secretary.

Nadine Dorries has been made Culture Secretary and Oliver Dowden has become minister without portfolio and co-chairman of the Conservative Party. 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been promoted to International Trade Secretary, replacing Liz Truss, who has become the Foreign Secretary.

Priti Patel remains in her post as Home Secretary and Sajid Javid remains Health Secretary. No change either for Rishi Sunak who remains in his post as Chancellor. 

The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg remains Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons.

Therese Coffey, Work and Pensions Secretary and Alok Sharma, President of Cop26 have been confirmed as remaining in their jobs. So too has Lord David kept his job as Minister of State at the Cabinet Office.

Simon Hart, the Wales Secretary and Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland Secretary will also retain their positions.

Meanwhile Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Amanda Milling and Robert Buckland have lost their positions as ministers. 

After the reshuffle had been completed the Prime Minister said: 

“The Cabinet I have appointed today will work tirelessly to unite and level up the whole country.

“We will build back better from the pandemic and deliver on your priorities.

“Now let’s get on with the job.”

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