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.”
Penny Mordaunt has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Mordaunt had served as the Secretary of State for Defence since May 2019.
Mordaunt posted on Twitter:
“I’m heading to the backbenches from where the PM will have my full support, as will my successors at @DefenceHQ & @WomenEqualities. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me get things done, especially our Armed Forces and civilians in defence for the last 85 days. We achieved much🇬🇧”
Liam Fox has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Fox had served as the Secretary of State for International Trade from 2016 to 2019.
Fox said across four Tweets on Twitter:
Sadly, I will be leaving the Government. It has been a privilege to have served as Secretary of State for International Trade these past 3 years.
I am proud to have worked with a tremendously talented team @tradegovuk to boost trade & investment and prepare for Brexit.
The world-class trade department we have built leaves the UK uniquely well-positioned to forge our new trading relationships beyond Europe and create a truly Global Britain.
But we must first undertake the momentous task of delivering on the instruction of the British people and leave the European Union. I look forward to supporting @BorisJohnson and the government from the backbenches.
Mark Spencer has been appointed by Boris Johnson, the incoming Prime Minister, as the Chief Whip. Spencer is the first Cabinet appointee made by Johnson, with the rest of the Cabinet team expected to be made tomorrow. Spencer replaces Julian Smith, who had held the role of chief whip since November 2017.
Rory Stewart, the Secretary of State for International Development, and David Gauke, the Secretary of State for Justice, have resigned from the Cabinet following the victory of Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership contest.
Stewart posted on Twitter:
“Congratulations @BorisJohnson on becoming Leader. Honour to serve in turn as Minister of Environment @DefraGovUK, Mid East +Asia @DFID_UK, Africa @FCO, Prisons @MoJGovUK + then Development Secretary in Cabinet +NSC. Backbench tomorrow serving Cumbria. Thank you all. More walking!”
Gauke also posted on Twitter, saying:
“Congratulations @BorisJohnson on being elected as Leader of @Conservatives and PM @10DowningStreet. An honour to serve in Cabinet @MoJGovUK, @DWP and @hmtreasury under @theresa_may. Looking forward to returning to backbenches tomorrow, serving people of South West Hertfordshire.”
Anne Milton, the Minister of State at the Department of Education, has resigned saying that she has “grave concerns” about the plans which Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister, has announced for Brexit.