Rishi Sunak Cabinet: New PM brings back Suella Braverman and keeps Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor
Rishi Sunak has announced his cabinet after culling nearly a dozen of Liz Truss's senior ministers on the day he was officially appointed prime minister.
Sunak's first move was to keep Jeremy Hunt as chancellor after he was parachuted in to replace Kwasi Kwarteng following the disastrous mini-budget.
Suella Braverman, a key figure on the right of the Tory party, was brought back as home secretary just days after she was removed by Truss for breaking the ministerial code.
Elsewhere, Boris Johnson allies James Cleverly and Ben Wallace have kept their jobs as foreign secretary and defence secretary.
Sunak's appointments of Johnson supporters and prominent right-wingers suggests he is attempting to unify the party, rather than packing the cabinet with his most loyal allies.
And Michael Gove has returned as levelling up secretary after being sacked from the role by Johnson as his government collapsed in July.
In his first speech as PM outside Number 10 Downing Street, Sunak said he would "fix the mistakes" of Truss's government and bring “integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level”.
Full list of Rishi Sunak's new cabinet so far:
Chancellor: Jeremy Hunt
Home secretary: Suella Braverman
Foreign secretary: James Cleverly
Health secretary: Steve Barclay
Defence secretary: Ben Wallace
Justice secretary and deputy prime minister: Dominic Raab
Levelling up secretary: Michael Gove
Environment secretary: Therese Coffey
Education secretary: Gillian Keegan
Business secretary: Grant Shapps
Work and pensions secretary: Mel Stride
Transport secretary: Mark Harper
Culture secretary: Michelle Donelan
Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster: Oliver Dowden
International trade secretary and minister for women and equalities: Kemi Badenoch
Attorney General: Victoria Prentis
Chief secretary to the Treasury: John Glen
Minister without portfolio: Gavin Williamson
Scotland secretary: Alister Jack
Northern Ireland secretary: Chris Heaton-Harris
Wales secretary: David TC Davies
Paymaster General, and minister for the Cabinet Office: Jeremy Quin
Leader of the House of Commons: Penny Mordaunt
Lord Privy Seal, and leader of the House of Lords: Lord True
Chief whip: Simon Hart
Party chairman: Nadhim Zahawi
Minister for veterans’ affairs: Johnny Mercer
Minister of state for security: Tom Tugendhat
Minister for immigration: Robert Jenrick
Minister for development: Andrew Mitchell
Jeremy Hunt has remained as chancellor during Sunak's reshuffle after being appointed to the role following Kwarteng's ousting earlier this month.
Hunt is set to deliver a fiscal plan on 31 October in which he is expected to make a range of announcements on cuts to public spending.
The new chancellor has warned of decisions of "eye-watering difficulty" ahead, but has pledged to protect the most vulnerable people during the cost-of-living crisis.
Suella Braverman has been appointed home secretary less than a week after she resigned from the role for breaking the ministerial code due to a breach of security protocol.
Braverman, who caused controversy with a string of provocative comments in her previous stint in the office, gave her backing to Sunak in the contest to replace Truss.
Her appointment signals Sunak's intention to unify the factions of the Tory party by bringing in a prominent Eurosceptic and right-wing voice.
Dominic Raab has been appointed justice secretary and deputy prime minister after being sacked from the same role by Truss last month.
He has been a key Sunak ally during his leadership bids and served as foreign secretary in Boris Johnson's cabinet.
Michael Gove makes his political comeback as levelling up secretary months after announcing his expectation to see out his career on the backbenches.
Gove is an experienced minister and MP but a controversial one who has been accused of disloyalty – he was sacked by Johnson was a key figure in bringing down Truss, calling her economic plans a "holiday from reality".
James Cleverly has been reappointed foreign secretary, keeping the role given to him by Truss.
Cleverly had been one of the most high-profile names backing Johnson's return this weekend before switching to Sunak late in the day.
The appointment may create tension between Sunak and former leadership contender Penny Mordaunt, who has been reported to have wanted the role.
Ben Wallace has been reappointed as defence secretary after receiving widespread praise over his handling of the Ukraine crisis.
Like Cleverly, Wallace initially backed the return of Johnson during the latest leadership contest.
He has been a staunch advocate of increasing defence spending to 3% of GDP by 2030, a move Sunak has refused to guarantee - something the pair may clash over in the future.
Nadhim Zahawi remains in cabinet but has been moved from chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster to the less senior role of party chairman replacing Jake Berry.
Zahawi, another who backed Johnson last week, has had four cabinet roles in the four months, including the role of chancellor and education secretary.
Gavin Williamson has been appointed minister without portfolio after being sacked as education secretary from Boris Johnson’s cabinet last year.
Williamson has also held other cabinet roles in the past - including defence secretary between 2017-2019, before he was sacked by Theresa May after he was accused of leaking sensitive documents.
Johnny Mercer has been appointed veteran’s minister after being snubbed by Truss in her cabinet reshuffle in September.
The former PM allegedly promised Mercer the job during her leadership campaign, but reneged on the pledge when she won.
Earlier this month Mercer claimed Truss had started “laughing” when informed him he would not be getting the role.
Mercer told Men’s Health: “I tried to shake it off, went home, got p****d, all those things you shouldn’t do, but the thing about depression is it creeps over the back of your head.”
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