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New Cabinet

The prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on 13 February 2020.

The biggest news was that Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor when told he could stay only if he sacked his five special advisers and used a joint team with the prime minister. He refused. The new Chancellor is Rishi Sunak who has a meteoric rise from being a junior housing minister one year ago.

Sunak will now present the Budget on 11 March 2020.

Andrea Leadsom ceases to be business secretary.

Esther McVey ceases to be housing minister.

Theresa Villiers ceases to be environment secretary.

Geoffrey Cox ceases to be attorney general and is replaced by Suella Braverman.

Julian Smith ceases to be Northern Ireland secretary despite his success in helping to re-establish the Stormont Assembly in January 2020 after three years. He is replaced by Brandon Lewis.

New faces to the Cabinet include:

  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who replaces Alok Sharma as international development secretary
  • Amanda Milling who replaces Brandon Lewis as chairman of the party and minister without portfolio
  • Suella Braverman who is the new attorney general.

Wikipedia provides this list of the new Cabinet:

Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
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Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Boris Johnson 2019–present
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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Michael Gove 2019–present
Official portrait of Rishi Sunak crop 2.jpg
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
Rishi Sunak 2020–present
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First Secretary of State
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Dominic Raab 2019–present
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Secretary of State for the Home Department Priti Patel 2019–present
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Secretary of State for Justice
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
Robert Buckland QC 2019–present
Official portrait of Mr Ben Wallace crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace 2019–present
Official portrait of Matt Hancock crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock 2018–present
Official portrait of Alok Sharma crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial StrategyMinister for COP26 Alok Sharma 2020–present
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Secretary of State for International Trade
President of the Board of Trade
Minister for Women and Equalities
Elizabeth Truss 2019–present
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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey [20] 2019–present
Official portrait of Gavin Williamson crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson CBE 2019–present
Official portrait of George Eustice MP crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice 2020–present
Official portrait of Robert Jenrick crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick 2019–present
Official portrait of Grant Shapps crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps 2019–present
Official portrait of Brandon Lewis crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis CBE 2020–present
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Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack 2019–present
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Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart 2019–present[21]
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Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park PC 2016–present
Official portrait of Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden CBE 2020–present
Official portrait of Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan crop 2.jpg
Secretary of State for International Development Anne-Marie Trevelyan 2020–present
Official portrait of Amanda Milling MP crop 2.jpg
Minister without Portfolio
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Amanda Milling 2019–present
Also attending cabinet meetings
Official portrait of Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP crop 2.jpg
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay 2020–present
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Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
Jacob Rees-Mogg 2019–present
Official portrait of Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP crop 2.jpg
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Mark Spencer 2019–present
Official portrait of Suella Braverman MP crop 2.jpg
Attorney General for England and Wales
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Suella Braverman 2020–present
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