Let Sunak and Dowden join Jenrick at the top table. And that should be about it. If the Coronavirus takes off, Ministerial changes will be the least of our worries.
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Iain Dale: My reshuffle predictions. The Prime Minister believes he has delivered for his supporters – and now owes them nothing.
Plus: A sofa, two dogs, no cup of tea – and my Brexit evening. And: the pre-eminence of Policy Exchange.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
John Bald: Labour’s education policy of hiding failings by abolishing tests and independent inspection is the way of the ostrich
But there remains important unfinished business for the Conservatives to carry out – if we get the opportunity.
We’ll continue to update this as the Prime Minister fills out the lower ranks of his government.
Johnson’s reshuffle. Live Blog. Seven of his leadership rivals get jobs. Rees-Mogg in as Leader of the House.
We can now see the new Government taking shape, after a dramatic bout of sackings and new appointments at the top.
The new Solicitor General and FCO/DfID minister are both sensible choices, which might say more about the Prime Minister’s position than her judgement.
A recent Conservative conference for the area found eagerness to discuss radical policies and to embrace innovative campaigning techniques. An encouraging sign for the local elections.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
Raab, Badenoch, Sunak, O’Brien, Eustice, Frazer and Tugendhat should all be more senior and more visible.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
May’s team have got off to a good start, but as they take stock after conference some early challenges are clearly taking shape.
There’s one undeniable trend among those promoted: they backed the winning candidate.
Mostly Remainers. Almost all May supporters. Majority female. The 21 new intake MPs promoted to PPS.
What does their selection reveal about the Government’s priorities? And why are some other rising stars missing?
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.