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Boris Johnson Cabinet: Dominic Raab becomes foreign secretary, Stephen Barclay stays at DexEu

Priti Patel becomes home secretary

Michael Gove appointed head of the cabinet as chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Ben Wallace takes up defence brief

Liz Truss joins department for international trade Liz Truss,




The former Brexit secretary has been picked as foreign secretary, replacing Jeremy Hunt. He'll also be first secretary of state - effectively Johnson's deputy prime minister.

Stephen Barclay becomes the first minister confirmed to remain in his existing role, staying in his post as Brexit secretary.


Former international development secretary Priti Patel has been appointed as home secretary.
Ms Patel, a Thatcherite brexit-supporter, was forced to resign in 2017 for breaching the ministerial code over unauthorised meetings.
Priti Patel told Sky News it was a “great honour” to be appointed home secretary, adding the role comes with “significant responsibilities”. She said:
I will do everything in my power to keep our country safe, our people secure, and also to fight the scourge of crime that we see on our streets. I look forward to the challenges that now lie ahead.


Michael Gove appointed head of the cabinet as chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The former environment secretary will stay in the cabinet under Boris Johnson.


Ben Wallace takes up defence brief. Long-time Boris Johnson ally Ben Wallace has been promoted to defence secretary, replacing Penny Mordaunt.
The long-time Boris Johnson ally Ben Wallace has been promoted to defence secretary, replacing Penny Mordaunt. He is a former platoon commander in the Scots Guards.
First elected in 2005, he did not become a minister until a decade later when he became under-secretary in the Northern Ireland office.
After the EU referendum he became security minister in the Home Office, with his portfolio extended to include economic crime in 2017. He supported Remain in the 2016 EU referendum.


Liz Truss joins department for international trade Liz Truss, previously chief secretary to the Treasury and one of the outgoing cabinet's most enthusiastic Thatcherites, has been appointed to the department for international trade.

Truss, the chief secretary to the Treasury, was publicly pitching for the chancellor’s job. There was speculation she could go to business. But instead she will replace Liam Fox as international trade secretary, Number 10 has announced.

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