Chancellor exits in cabinet changes

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Following another cabinet reshuffle after Boris Johnson’s election win in December of last year, its time to take a look at the major changes that occurred.

Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond since 2015 replaces Sajid Javid as Chancellor of the Exchequer, who resigned from the position after a little less than a year  in the role, making him one of the shortest serving chancellor’s since 1945.
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Alok Sharma who has been the  MP for Reading West since 2010 has taken a promotion to Secretary of State for Business and industrial strategy from his previous role as International Development secretary.

Replacing Andrea Leadsom who has been sacked  from the government. Sharma will also be president of the United Nations climate change conference taking place  in Glasgow later this year.

Sharma is succeeded as International Development Secretary by the MP for Berwick upon Tweed since 2015, Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

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Brandon Lewis,  former security minister  and  a former Conservative Party chairman is the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland following the sacking of Julian Smith who served in the role for less than a year. Lewis becomes the fourth person to assume the role in as many years.

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Stephen Barclay who was Brexit Secretary until the end of last month when the department was discontinued, becomes the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Oliver Dowden CBE ,MP for Hertsmere, replaces Baroness Nicky Morgan as Secretary of State for Media,Culture and Sport. Dowden was awarded a CBE in 2015 as part of the dissolution honours list.

Suella Braverman who has been an MP since 2015 and has previously held the position of chair of the Euro- sceptic group of conservative MP’s, more commonly known  as the “ERG” replaces Geoffrey Cox QC , who  returns to the backbenches.

Some politicians have kept the same roles that they did before the reshuffle. Liz Truss remains as International Trade Secretary ,Priti Patel is still Home Secretary and Micheal Gove is still Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Matt Hancock keeps his role as Health Secretary.

Feature Image: The Express

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