Thursday, 14 July 2016

Prime Minister May unveils her Cabinet


Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled her new cabinet few hours after she was officially sworn in as the UK's second female Prime Minister.   Boris Johnson has been appointed Britain's new Foreign Secretary while she named Philip Hammond as her new Chancellor and sacked George Osborne.


Amber Rudd, 52, was appointed the new Home Secretary, a job made vacant after Mrs May left the department. Long-time Eurosceptic Tory David Davis, 67, has been handed the big role of chief Brexit negotiator, a new Cabinet position. 

Fellow Brexit campaigner Dr Liam Fox, 54, returned to the Cabinet tonight after four years of absence as he was named the Secretary of State for International Trade - another new post and a key role following Britain's vote to leave the EU. 

Mr Osborne was brutally sacked by Mrs May, bringing an abrupt end to his six years in charge of the Treasury. There were also reports that all of David Cameron's political advisors had left Downing Street - a sign Mrs May is determined to break with the past.

By bringing in several high profile figures from the right of the party - including Mr Davies and Dr Fox - Mrs May has handed an olive branch to Brexit supporters who feared she would backtrack on leaving the EU having campaigned on the Remain side. 


The pair will be in charge of the two new Cabinet departments created by Mrs May tonight. Mr Davis has been appointed the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union while Dr Fox is in charge of the new International Trade department. 

In other developments tonight, Michael Fallon was re-appointed Defence Secretary, while Mrs May's close ally and leadership campaign manager Chris Grayling was yet to be handed a new job and remains as Leader of the Commons for now. 

Boris Johnson has been appointed Britain's new Foreign Secretary in a shock development tonight, as Theresa May started to build her new Cabinet
Boris Johnson has been appointed Britain's new Foreign Secretary

Amber Rudd was appointed the new Home Secretary, a job made vacant after Mrs May left the department after six years in charge
 Amber Rudd was appointed the new Home Secretary, while Philip Hammond (right) as her new Chancellor 

Long-time Eurosceptic David Davis has been appointed the big job of chief Brexit negotiator,

Dr Liam Fox  appointed  Secretary of State for International Trade. Meanwhile Michael Fallon was re-appointed as Defence Secretary
Brexit champion Boris Johnson has been made the new Foreign Secretary by new Prime Minister Theresa May
Brexit champion Boris Johnson has been made the new Foreign Secretary by new Prime Minister Theresa May
Theresa May has been formally installed as the new PM after meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace

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