mulberry daria clutch Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle
Prime Minister David Cameron is putting his new ministerial team in place after a cull of senior Tories and the shock departure of William Hague from the Foreign Office.
The Prime Minister is promoting a number of women and young rising stars to replace the male ministers axed in a brutal reshuffle which also saw the end of Ken Clarke’s lengthy ministerial career.
William Hague will replace Andrew Lansley as Leader of the Commons. Mr Cameron said Mr Hague had been one of the Conservative Party’s “leading lights” for a generation.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is replacing William Hague as Foreign Secretary.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is to become Commons Chief Whip.
Nicky Morgan has been moved from the Treasury to replace Michael Gove as Education Secretary.
Liz Truss is the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Michael Fallon is the new Defence Secretary.
The PM says the reshuffle “is about putting in place a team that continues to deliver the long term economic plan ensures a brighter future for all”.
Esther McVey continues as Minister for Employment and Disabilities. She will now attend Cabinet.
Greg Clark is Minister for Science and Universities and Minister of State at the Cabinet Office. He will attend all Cabinets.
Welsh Secretary David Jones has been ousted, and has been replaced by his deputy Stephen Crabb .
Jeremy Wright is the new Attorney General.
Baroness Tina Stowell is the new Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Matt Hancock is the new Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy.
Nick Boles is Minister of State for business and education and Mike Penning is Minister of State at the Home Office and justice department.
Sir Bob Kerslake is to step down as head of the Civil Service in the autumn and will retire as permanent secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government next February,
Downing Street has announced.
Penny Mordaunt, who became a familiar face to TV viewers with her appearance in her swimsuit on Splash!, joins the government as a junior minister.
David Gauke is promoted to Financial Secretary to the Treasury.
Priti Patel becomes Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury.
Robert Buckland becomes Solicitor General.
The Prime Minister also accepted the resignations of universities minister David Willetts and energy and climate change minister Greg Barker,
who will both stand down as MPs next year.