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NO DEAL MINISTER expected in Mays 3rd reshuffle

A look at the Tory reshuffle as it happened..

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The PM started her premiership nigh untouchable, but today is her 3rd Reshuffle since July 2016.

So far we know / have heard (refresh, tap here):

  • CONFIRMED: Justine GREENING quits the cabinet, saying she was “disappointed” by the appointment to DWP. She was moved from Education.
  • CONFIRMED: Brandon LEWIS is to become Conservative Party Chairman. His first job will be to fix the website, which spent the morning downCCHQ Tweeted that Chris GRAYLING was in the job, but then deleted the Tweet! (We’ve got a screenshot though..) (See amusing Wikipedia entry..)
  • CONFIRMED: James CLEVERLY appointed Deputy Party Chairman
  • CONFIRMED: Boris JOHNSON, Amber RUDD, David DAVIS, Gavin WILLIAMSON and Philip HAMMOND keep jobs.
    • The expected appointment of a “No Deal Minister” diminishes DD’s power significantly..
    • Hammond remains an unpopular Chancellor with the Tory membership
      • Julian SMITH to attend Cabinet as Secretary to Treasurer (Chief Whip)
      • Liz TRUSS to attend as Chief Secretary to Treasurer. Still no more pig markets… 
    • BoJo remains ‘untouchable’
    • Also CONFIRMED to keep their jobs:
      • Greg CLARKE as SOS for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
        • Also CONFIRMED: Claire PERRY to attend Cabinet as Minister for State at the Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
      • Liam FOX keeps job as International Trade Tsar, a job which has little responsibilities as yet..
      • Chris GRAYLING, despite incorrect reports he was to become Chairman of CCHQ, remains as SOS Transport
      • Penny MORDAUNT as SOS for International Development
      • Michael GOVE SOS for Defra
      • Barroness EVANS as Lord Privy Seal and leader of the House of Lords
      • David MUNDELL SOS for Scotland
      • Alun CAIRNS SOS for Wales
  • CONFIRMED: After 2 hours in No. 10, Jeremy HUNT remains at the helm of Health, but now “Secretary of State for Health & Social Care”
  • CONFIRMED: David GAUKE becomes Lord Chancellor and SOS for Justice
  • CONFIRMED: Andrea LEADSOM keeps Leader of the House of Commons
  • CONFIRMED: Matt HANCOCK becomes. SOS for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
  • CONFIRMED: James BROKENSHIRE to resign from Northern Ireland Secretary citing poor health.
    • Also CONFIRMED: Karen BRADLEY to replace him.
  • CONFIRMED: David LIDDINGTON becomes Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
  • CONFIRMED: Damian HINDS becomes SOS for Education
  • CONFIRMED: Esther McVey becomes SOS for DWP
  • CONFIRMED: Caroline NOKES to attend cabinet as Minister for Immigration
  • CONFIRMED: Sajid JAVID becomes (or remains?) Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
    • That’s from Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government…
  • CONFIRMED: Helen GRANT, Maria CAULFIELD, Rehman CHISHTI, Ben BRADLEY, Marcus JONES, Andrew JONES and Chris SKIDMORE join Kemi BADENOCH as Tory Vice Chairmen, watch as TM appears outside No.10 with team.

The poor Conservative showing in the 2017 General Election has weakened her near beyond repair, with near unanimous acknowledgement by Tory MPs she won’t lead the party into GE2022.

It’s expected May will bring in a “Cabinet Minister for no deal”.

The new minister will be part of DExEU, alongside David DAVIS, the Brexit Secretary. Whilst not a Secretary of State, they will attend Cabinet meetings and control a significant budget.

The appointment is an attempt to prove to the EU Commission and EU Parliament that Britain is prepared to walk away if the negotiations go south.

We’re getting rumours it could be Steve BAKER for “No Deal Minister”.

We are covering the Reshuffle as it happens and will update this page. Refresh!

It’s expected the senior team, including Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, Gavin Williamson and David Davis are all to stay put.

Videos from the Reshuffle

“Honoured and looking forward to getting on with the job.”

Cover image Credit – UK Parliament – Shared under CC BY-NC 2.0 – Edited to add text and logo only.

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