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Monday, May 11, 2015

DAVID CAMERON NEW CABINET

TITLENEW FACE OR STAYING PUT?TITLE NEW FACE OR STAYING PUT?
Prime Minister David CameronDeputy Prime MinisterVACANT
No coalition means no Nick Clegg, so need for Deputy PM
ChancellorUNCHANGED George Osborne  
Also appointed First Secretary of State 
Home Secretary
UNCHANGED
 Theresa May  
Early challenge is snoopers’ charter’ to clamp down on terrorists
Foreign SecretaryUNCHANGED Philip Hammond  
Will have key role in renegotiating Britain's EU membership
Defence SecretaryUNCHANGED Michael Fallon  
Will have fight to protect armed forces budget
Justice Secretary
NEW
 Michael Gove
Scrapping Human Rights Act top of agenda
Health SecretaryTBC Jeremy Hunt
Not yet confirmed 
Education Secretary
UNCHANGED 
Nicky Morgan  
Well liked by Number 10, and impressed after defying the polls to hold on to marginal seat
Business SecretaryNEW Sajid Javid
Ex-Culture Secretary takes economic job from Vince Cable
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
VACANT 

Lib Dem Danny Alexander lost his seat. 
Work and Pensions SecretaryUNCHANGED: Iain Duncan Smith
Will continue with welfare reforms
Energy and Climate Change Secretary
NEW
 Amber Rudd
Well-regarded Hastings MP replaces ousted Lib Dem Ed Davey
Communities SecretaryNEW  Greg Clark
Former cities minister reaches the Cabinet, replacing Eric Pickles 
Transport Secretary
UNCHANGED
 Patrick McLoughlin
 
Environment SecretaryUNCHANGED Liz Truss
 
Northern Ireland SecretaryTBC Theresa Villiers
Not yet confirmed 
Culture Secretary NEW  John Whittingdale
Former aide to Margaret Thatcher said BBC licence fee is worse than the Poll Tax
Scotland SecretaryVACANT
Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael lost seat
International Development Secretary TBC Justine Greening
Not yet confirmed 
Welsh SecretaryTBC Stephen Crabb
Not yet confirmed 
Chief Whip NEW Mark Harper
Former disability minister put in charge of Tory discipline 
Leader of the Lords
UNCHANGED 
Tina Stowell
Becomes full member of the Cabinet
London MayorNEW Boris Johnson
Will attend the 'Political Cabinet'
Employment minister 
NEW
 Priti Patel
Replaces Esther McVey who lost her seat
Tory party chairmanTBC Grant Shapps
Not yet confirmed
Deputy chairman of Conservative partyNEW Robert Halfon
Reward for campaigning on cutting fuel duty and holding marginal Harlow 
Small business ministerNEW Anna Soubry
Outspoken ex-defence minister will attend Cabinet in new role


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