Factbox-UK PM Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle: Truss named foreign minister

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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffled his team of ministers on Wednesday, seeking to refocus his government on fulfilling 2019 election pledges as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below is a summary of the key changes he has made so far:

Minister Before reshuffle After reshuffle

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Liz Truss

– criticised for

being on holiday

in Crete as the

Taliban advanced

on Kabul

Home Secretary Priti Patel Priti Patel

Finance minister Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson Nadhim Zahawi

– criticised over

his handling of

school closures

and exams during

the pandemic, and

for confusing two

Black campaigning


Housing, Communities Robert Jenrick Michael Gove

and Local Government – involved in a

Secretary row over his role

in a planning

decision which

involved a


developer who was

also a

Conservative Party


Brexit minister David Frost David Frost

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland Dominic Raab

Deputy Prime Minister Did not exist Dominic Raab

Trade Secretary Liz Truss Anne-Marie


Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Ben Wallace

Digital, Culture, Media Oliver Dowden Nadine Dorries

and Sport Secretary

Environment, Food and George Eustice George Eustice

Rural Affairs Secretary

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps Grant Shapps

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove Stephen Barclay

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng

Health Secretary Sajid Javid Sajid Javid

Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis


Conservative Party Amanda Milling Oliver Dowden


Scotland Secretary Alister Jack Alister Jack

Wales Secretary Simon Hart Simon Hart

Factbox-UK PM Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle: Truss named foreign minister

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