BREAKING: Liz Truss appoints supporters and Johnson faithfull to cabinet posts

Liz Truss announces the appointment of more new Cabinet members

23:23 (September 6) – Liz Truss showed that she needs to keep Boris Johnson supporters on her side, with a number of appointments going to his key allies.

Topping that list is Jacob Tees-Mogg who has been appointed Business Secretary after the promotion of Kwasi Kwarteng and Brandon Lewis, the former Northern Ireland Secretary who has been appointed Justice Secretary.

Simon Clark, a key supporter of Truss has been appointed Secretary of State in place of Michael Gove and Kit Malthouse as Education Secretary. Nadhim Zahawi moves to the role of Equalities Minister and the Duchy of Lancaster, a role that sees him head up the cabinet office. 

Penny Mordaunt is appointed Commons Leader and Jake Berry Party Chairman, whilst Alok Sharma is appointed COP26 President ahead of the next United Nations summit on climate change.


21:16 (September 6) – Liz Truss hired and fired several cabinet ministers on her first day at No10 Downing Street.

On her first day today, Tuesday, September 6, as the 56th British Prime Minister, Liz Truss has been busy hiring and firing cabinet ministers. Several of Rishi Sunak’s highest-profile supports have been removed, to be replaced by ministers who showed their backing for Ms Truss in the leadership race.

Swinging the political axe, Justice Secretary and deputy PM Dominic Raab is gone, along with Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps. Therese Coffey will step up to the role of deputy PM, as well as becoming the Health Secretary in place of Steve Barclay.

James Cleverly is the new Foreign Secretary, while Kwasi Kwarteng will take the vacant role of Chancellor of the Exchequer. Suella Braverman replaces Priti Patel as Home Secretary, after the resignation yesterday, Monday, September 5, of Ms Patel.

The Tory party will have its first-ever female chief whip, in the form of Wendy Morton. She will have the task of keeping the Conservatives in line.

George Eustice, the Environment Secretary also fell foul of Liz Truss’s changes, as did the Northern Ireland secretary, Shailesh Vara. Greg Clark, the levelling-up secretary has also gone, along with Andrew Stephenson, the Tory party chairman. Johnny Mercer, the veteran’s minister announced that he had been ‘relieved of his duties, as reported by dailymail.co.uk.

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