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: