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Last night, the Prime Minister rounded off his reshuffle and put the finishing touches on the Government. We followed most of this process in our live blog, but listed below are the final appointments which were announced yesterday evening, divided between each House and between whether the individual as stayed in an old role or gained a new one.

One interesting note is that Johnson has resisted the temptation to do too much tinkering with the whips, leaving most in-post. This is a welcome development: we wrote during Theresa May’s premiership how both she and David Cameron had eroded the efficacy of the whips’ office by over-circulating its personnel.

John Whittingdale’s return to government as a minister at DCMS – the very department at which he was previously Secretary of State – is also strongly suggestive that Johnson is determined to drive-through BBC reform.

Appointments (Commons):

  • Vicky Ford MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Education
  • Alex Chalk MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice and as an Assistant Government Whip
  • Kemi Badenoch MP as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities) in the Department for International Trade, in addition to her appointment as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.
  • John Whittingdale OBE MP as a Minister of State in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Kit Malthouse MP as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Justice, in addition to his appointment as a Minister of State in the Home Office
  • Chris Philp MP as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice, in addition to his appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice
  • James Morris MP as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury)
  • Julia Lopez MP as a Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office
  • Michael Tomlinson MP as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury)
  • Eddie Hughes MP as an Assistant Government Whip

Appointments (Lords):

  • Baroness Berridge to be Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Women) in the Department for International Trade, in addition to her appointment as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Education and Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)
  • Viscount Younger of Leckie to be a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip)
  • Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE as a Baroness in Waiting
  • Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay as a Lord in Waiting

Retentions (Commons):

  • Victoria Atkins MP remains as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Home Office
  • Matt Warman MP remains a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP remains Solicitor General
  • Mike Freer MP remains Comptroller of HM Household and a Government Whip
  • Rebecca Harris MP remains as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury)·
  • Iain Stewart MP remains as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury)
  • David Rutley MP remains as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury)
  • Maggie Throup MP remains as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury)
  • Leo Docherty MP remains as an Assistant Government Whip
  • Tom Pursglove MP remains as an Assistant Government Whip
  • Maria Caulfield MP remains as an Assistant Government Whip

Retentions (Lords):

  • Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC remains HM Advocate General for Scotland and Ministry of Justice spokesperson for the Lords
  • Rt Hon Lord Ashton of Hyde remains Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (Lords Chief Whip)
  • Earl of Courtown remains Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip)
  • Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist remains a Baroness in Waiting
  • Lord Bethell of Romford remains a Lord in Waiting
  • Baroness Williams of Trafford remains as a Minister of State in the Home Office

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