Tuesday, July 15, 2014


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, David Cameron said.

• 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• Welsh Secretary David Jones has been ousted, and has been replaced by his deputy Stephen Crabb .

• 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

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