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Reshuffle: UK PM Theresa May appoints new cabinet

Rolling updates as UK Prime Minister Theresa May appoints her new cabinet.

Two days after failing to secure an overall majority in the snap June 9 general election, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has invited Conservative MPs to 10 Downing Street for appointment in new cabinet roles.

Promotions

Damian Green First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, effectively the Prime Minister’s second in command.
Formerly: Work and Pensions Secretary

Michael Gove Secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

David Liddington Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor.
Formerly: Leader of the House of Commons

David Gauke Work and Pensions Secretary
Formerly: Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Demotions

Andrea Leadsom Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council
Formerly: Secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Liz Truss  Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Formerly: Justice Secretary

Unchanged

Philip Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer

Amber Rudd Secretary of State for the Home Department

Boris Johnson Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

David Davis Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Michael Fallon Secretary of State for Defence

Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health

Karen Bradley Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Alun Cairns Secretary of State for Wales

James Brokenshire Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Sajid Javid Communities Secretary

Liam Fox International Trade Secretary

Justine Greening Education Secretary

Priti Patel International development

Chris Grayling Transport

Greg Clark Business

Gavin Williamson Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury

Brandon Lewis Home office minister (attending cabinet)

Baroness Evans Leader of the House of Lords

Sir Patrick McLoughlin Conservative party chair

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