Boris Johnson cabinet: Sajid Javid appointed chancellor of the Exchequer

Sajid Javid
Sajid Javid has been appointed Britain's finance minister, known in the UK as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Javid, the first person from an ethnic minority to be appointed to run the Treasury, is expected to oversee an expansion of public spending in an attempt to prepare the economy for the turbulence of Brexit, 

The former home secretary has previously advocated a £100bn infrastructure fund over the next five years and £50bn for housing, supported by higher borrowing, as well as a programme to recruit 20,000 police officers.

This is from the new chancellor.

Sajid Javid✔@sajidjavid, Deeply honoured to be appointed Chancellor by PM @BorisJohnson. Looking forward to working with @hmtreasury to prepare for leaving the EU, unifying our country and priming our economy for the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.
6:55 PM - Jul 24, 2019

A major Cabinet reshuffle

A number of cabinet members have been sacked or have resigned after Johnson's victory.

Here are the departures so far:

Jeremy Hunt, former Foreign Secretary

Penny Mordaunt, former Defense Secretary

Greg Clark, former Business Secretary

Liam Fox, former International Development Secretary

Philip Hammond, former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Damian Hinds, former Education Secretary

James Brokenshire, former Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary

Rory Stewart, former Secretary for International Development

Karen Bradley, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

David Liddington, former Secretary of State for Justice

David Gauke, former UK Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor

The May-Johnson transition is the biggest reshuffling of Cabinet ministers to happen in more than a decade, according to an analysis of ministerial databases by the Institute for Government, a London-based independent think tank.

The Ministers' section of UK government's website currently reads: "This page is currently being updated."

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