Sunak’s new cabinet: Who is in and who is out?


David Cameron has been appointed as foreign secretary as a cabinet reshuffle kicks off in Downing Street.

The former prime minister was seen entering Number 10 this morning, shortly after Rishi Sunak began changing his top team.

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Mr Cameron is no longer an elected politician as he stood down as an MP in 2016, having called the Brexit referendum and his campaign to Remain losing the vote.

But the government has confirmed he will now enter the House of Lords as a life peer, giving him the opportunity to serve as a minister once more.

The shock announcement came after the sacking of Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who provoked widespread condemnation for an article she wrote in The Times, accusing the police of “playing favourites” with left-wing groups over right-wing and national activists.

It was the latest in a string of controversial remarks by the Tory MP, who is a popular member on the right of the party, including her claiming being homeless was a “lifestyle choice”.

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We are expecting more movement at the very top of government as the day goes on, so keep up to date with who’s in and who’s out in our list below.

Who is in?

James Cleverly

Having served as foreign secretary since September last year – after being appointed by then-prime minister Liz Truss – James Cleverly will now move to the Home Office as home secretary.

Tweeting after the announcement, he said it was an “honour to be appointed”, adding: “The goal is clear.

“My job is to keep people in this country safe.”

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt will remain chancellor, having been brought in by Ms Truss after the disaster of her mini-budget, and kept on by Mr Sunak.

Who is out?

Suella Braverman

As we have reported, Ms Braverman has been sacked as home secretary and is no longer a minister of any kind, so will return to the backbenches as an MP.

In a statement released after her dismissal, Ms Braverman said: “It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve as home secretary. I will have more to say in due course.”

It is the second time she has lost the job of home secretary, after she resigned from Ms Truss’s government for breaking the ministerial code.

Nick Gibb

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said he has quit the government and will not stand at the next general election, adding: “I campaigned for Rishi last summer and I remain an enthusiastic supporter of the prime minister’s leadership.”

Neil O’Brien

Health Minister Neil O’Brien also announced he is stepping down – despite being due to play a key role in delivering Mr Sunak’s ban on smoking and vaping in the younger generation.

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