Boris Johnson’s reshuffle is continuing this afternoon with Liz Truss being appointed Foreign Secretary after incumbent Dominic Raab was moved, APA reports citing Cityam.
Raab has been moved to the justice department, whilst also being formally appointed as Deputy Prime Minister.
Other reshuffle casualties include embattled Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland and Party chairman Amanda Milling has also moved on.
Williamson tweeted this afternoon that he would look forward to “continuing to support” the Prime Minister despite his demotion to the backbenches.
His sacking had been expected after a series of gaffes since being appointed in 2019, notably a botched exam results algorithm and recently mixing up black sports stars Marcus Rashford and Maro Itoje.
Buckland had been an anticipated departure, making space for younger, fresher blood despite few complaints around his performance.
Robert Jenrick has been another lightning rod for criticism in recent years after allegations the Housing Secretary was too close to major developers.