Sunak Meets His New UK Cabinet, Ahead Of Meeting Opposition Leader
On his first full day as Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak will meet his new cabinet this morning before facing opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer in PMQS later today.
Sunak spoke of the need to unite his party, and a number of Liz Truss’s cabinet have kept their roles – including James Cleverly as Foreign Secretary.
But Therese Coffey, a close friend of the former Prime Minister, was demoted from deputy Prime Minister to Environment Secretary.
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Key figures in Boris Johnson’s Government, including Michael Gove and Dominic Raab, have also returned to cabinet roles.
Jeremy Hunt remains as Chancellor – he took on the role after Kwasi Kwarteng’s disastrous mini-budget, swiftly scrapping most of it.
Suella Braverman is reappointed as home secretary, a week after resigning from the same role, and Grant Shapps replaces Jacob Rees-Mogg as business secretary.