Sajid Javid has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer (replacing Philip Hammond), Priti Patel is the new Home Secretary (replacing Sajid Javid) and Dominic Raab is the new Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State (replacing Jeremy Hunt).
Caroline Nokes has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Nokes had served as the Minister for Immigration, a Cabinet role, since January 2018.
Nokes posted on Twitter:
“It has been an enormous honour to serve in Theresa May’s Government for 3 years. I look forward to returning to the backbenches and championing the issues of Romsey and Southampton North residents. My successor as Immigration Minister undoubtedly has a massive challenge ahead.”
Mel Stride has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Stride had served as the Leader of the Commons since 23 May 2019.
Stride posted on Twitter:
“Huge honour to have served as Lord President and Leader of the House. Looking forward to continuing to support my constituents and our PM from backbenches. Huge thanks to all who supported me so brilliantly during my 5 yrs in govt – in the whips office, HMT and in Leader’s Office.”
Jeremy Hunt has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Hunt had served as the Foreign Secretary since 2018.
Hunt posted across four Tweets on Twitter:
I would have been honoured to carry on my work at the FCO but understand the need for a new PM to choose his team. BJ kindly offered me another role but after 9 yrs in Cabinet & over 300 cab mtgs now is the time to return 2 backbenches from where PM will have my full support.
I’ve been a cabinet minister for every hour my 3 gorgeous children have been alive. So whilst it may seem strange for someone who just tried to become PM (& is a terrible cliche) I have decided now is the time for the biggest challenge of all – to be a GOOD DAD!
It has been a huge honour 2 be responsible 4 the finest diplomatic service in the world & 2 see the courage & wisdom of our diplomats & intelligence services. Thanks 4 guiding me with such patience & professionalism! Proud to have stood up alongside you for British values.
Also most importantly heartfelt thanks to the 1/3 of Conservative Party members who supported me. Despite being the outsider, the #HastobeHunt campaign was spirited & smart (if I do say so myself). I was truly humbled with the confidence placed in me by so many people.
David Mundell has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Mundell had served as the Secretary of State for Scotland since 2015.
Mundell said on Twitter:
“Disappointed but not surprised to be leaving the Scotland Office after 9 years. Will, of course, support the new Government, but as I said to PM this afternoon I will also hold him to account on his commitments to the Union. Hope there’s still room on the backbenches! 🏴🇬🇧”
Damian Hinds is to leave the Cabinet following the appointment of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister. Hinds had served as the Secretary of State for Education since 2018.
Hinds posted on Twitter:
“It has been the greatest privilege to serve as Education Secretary. Thank you to the brilliant team at @educationgovuk. And thank you to everyone working in education and children’s care, for all you do. I look forward to supporting the government from the backbenches.”
Greg Clark is to leave the Cabinet following the appointment of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister. Clark had served as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2016.
Clark posted across three Tweets on Twitter:
I warmly congratulate Boris Johnson on becoming Prime Minister. He is right to appoint a new team for a new premiership and I wish him and them well for the vital work ahead.
It has been an honour to serve the country as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for the last 3 years; and as Communities Secretary, Universities & Science Minister, Cities Minister, Financial Secretary to the Treasury & Planning Minister.
I am grateful for the support of outstanding civil servants, special advisors and ministerial colleagues during that time. I look forward to participating fully in the work of Parliament and continuing to serve the people of Tunbridge Wells.
James Brokenshire is to leave the Cabinet following the appointment of Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister. Brokenshire had served as the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government since 2018.
Brokenshire posted on Twitter:
“After 13 years service on the front bench including 9 in Government will be heading to the backbenches. Has been a huge privilege to serve, but looking forward to being released from collective responsibility and campaigning on issues that matter to me and my constituents.”