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Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service

  • Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Cabinet Office

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office – Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary – Oliver Dowden CBE MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary – Chloe Smith MP

HM Treasury

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer – Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP**
  • Paymaster General, and Financial Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Mel Stride MP
  • Economic Secretary to the Treasury – John Glen MP†
  • Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury – Robert Jenrick MP†

Home Office

  • Secretary of State for the Home Department, and Minister for Women and Equalities – Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
  • Minister of State – Caroline Nokes MP**
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP
  • Minister of State – Baroness Williams of Trafford
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Victoria Atkins MP

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP (jointly with the Department for International Development)
  • Minister of State – Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Mark Field MP*
  • Minister of State – Harriett Baldwin MP (jointly with the Department for International Development)

Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Rt Hon David Davis MP
  • Minister of State – Lord Callanan
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Robin Walker MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Steve Baker MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Suella Fernandes MP

Ministry of Defence

  • Secretary of State for Defence – Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Mark Lancaster TD MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Earl Howe (and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)*
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Guto Bebb MP

Ministry of Justice

  • Lord Chancellor (paid), and Secretary of State for Justice* – Rt Hon David Gauke MP
  • Minister of State – Rory Stewart OBE MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lucy Frazer QC MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Phillip Lee MP

Department of Health and Social Care

  • Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP
  • Minister of State – Stephen Barclay MP
  • Minister of State – Caroline Dinenage MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jackie Doyle-Price MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Steve Brine MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord O’Shaughnessy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
  • Minister of State – Claire Perry MP**
  • Minister of State – Sam Gyimah MP (jointly with the Department for Education)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Andrew Griffiths MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Richard Harrington MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rt Hon Lord Henley

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
  • Minister of State – Dominic Raab MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jake Berry MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Heather Wheeler MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rishi Sunak MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (jointly with the Wales Office)

Department for International Trade

  • Secretary of State for International Trade, and President of the Board of Trade – Rt Hon Liam Fox MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Greg Hands MP
  • Minister of State – Baroness Fairhead CBE*
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Graham Stuart MP

Department for Education

  • Secretary of State for Education – Damian Hinds MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Anne Milton MP
  • Minister of State – Sam Gyimah MP (jointly with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Agnew*
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Nadhim Zahawi MP*

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
  • Minister of State – George Eustice MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Thérèse Coffey MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Gardiner of Kimble

Department for Transport

  • Secretary of State for Transport – Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
  • Minister of State – Jo Johnson MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* – Nusrat Ghani MP (and Assistant Government Whip (paid))
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jesse Norman MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* – Baroness Sugg CBE (and Baroness in Waiting (paid))

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Rt Hon Esther McVey MP
  • Minister of State – Alok Sharma MP
  • Minister of State – Sarah Newton MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Guy Opperman MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Kit Malthouse MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Baroness Buscombe

Office of the Leader of the House of Lords

  • Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords – Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Lords – Rt Hon Earl Howe (and Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence)*

Scotland Office

  • Secretary of State for Scotland – Rt Hon David Mundell MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (jointly with the Northern Ireland Office) – Lord Duncan of Springbank

Wales Office

  • Secretary of State for Wales – Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* – Stuart Andrew MP (and Assistant Government Whip (paid))
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) – Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

Northern Ireland Office

  • Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Shailesh Vara MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Duncan of Springbank (jointly with the Scotland Office)

Department for International Development

  • Secretary of State for International Development – Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP (jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
  • Minister of State – Harriett Baldwin MP (jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Lord Bates*

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP
  • Minister of State – Margot James MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Tracey Crouch MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Michael Ellis MP
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Lord Ashton of Hyde

Minister without Portfolio

  • Minister without Portfolio* (and Conservative Party Chair) – Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

  • Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons – Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP**

Whips – House of Commons

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) – Rt Hon Julian Smith MP**
  • Treasurer of HM Household (Deputy Chief Whip) – Christopher Pincher MP
  • Comptroller of HM Household (Government Whip) – Chris Heaton-Harris MP
  • Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Government Whip) – Mark Spencer MP

Junior Lords of the Treasury

  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Andrew Stephenson MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Paul Maynard MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Craig Whittaker MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Rebecca Harris MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – David Rutley MP
  • Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) – Nigel Adams MP*

Assistant Whips

  • Assistant Government Whip – Nusrat Ghani MP (and a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport*)
  • Assistant Government Whip – Mike Freer MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Jo Churchill MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Amanda Milling MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Stuart Andrew MP (and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office*)
  • Assistant Government Whip – Kelly Tolhurst MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Mims Davies MP
  • Assistant Government Whip – Wendy Morton MP*

Whips – House of Lords

  • Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (Lords Chief Whip) – Rt Hon Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE
  • Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip) – Earl of Courtown

Baronesses and Lords in Waiting

  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Vere of Norbiton
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Sugg CBE (and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport*)
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Goldie DL
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen*
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Stedman-Scott OBE DL*
    Lord in Waiting – Viscount Younger of Leckie
    Lord in Waiting – Rt Hon Lord Young of Cookham CH

Law Officers

  • Attorney General – Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP**
  • Solicitor General – Robert Buckland QC MP
  • Advocate General for Scotland – Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC

Claire Perry and Caroline Nokes have been appointed to the Privy Council.

*unpaid.

** attends Cabinet.

† paid as a Parliamentary Secretary.

 

18.30

  • For those interested (which will be many), am told that Jacob Rees-Mogg wasn’t offered a post in this shuffle.

18.00

Paul Goodman back editing again.

We will provide a full list of the Government, or a link to it, plus a list of those Ministers dismissed, as soon as we can. And there is a sudden rush of new appointments

  • John Glen as Cities Minister.
  • Michael Ellis to Arts Minister.
  • Andrew Griffiths to Business.
  • Heather Wheeler to Housing.
  • Chloe Smith back to the Cabinet Office
, where she has served before.
  • Guto Bebb to Defence
.
  • Graham Stuart to Trade.
  • Stuart Andrew to stay as an assistant whip but also to serve at the Wales Office
.

Most of these are former Whips. All the posts are at Under-Secretary level.

  • It’s a very big shake-up at the Whips Office indeed (see below), but continuity at the top with Julian Smith in place, Chris Heaton-Harris still in the top four – and Chris Pincher back as deputy. His return-and-promotion after reporting himself to the police over allegations, and being cleared by the Party after an investigation, sends a signal to Tory MPs: do as you’re told, follow the rule book…and you’ll be looked after.
  • The appointment of a mass of new women to it is undoubtedly a reaction to the pre-Christmas wave of sex allegations and scandals.
  • However, nine of the top ten Whips are women (Rebecca Harris being the exception); six of the eight more junior whips are women.
  • The Government always likes to bring back an oldie-but-goldie to encourage the older generations of MPs that they still have hopes for promotion. The revived Minister in question this time is Shailesh Vara (who at 57 is not all that old).

 

16.50

We have just received what appears to be the final tranche of appointments in the reshuffle – most notably the appointment of half a dozen female MPs from the 2015 intake as Whips:

  • Kelly Tolhurst MP as an Assistant Government Whip
  • Mims Davies MP as an Assistant Government Whip
  • Amanda Milling MP as an Assistant Government Whip.
  • Jo Churchill MP as an Assistant Government Whip
  • Wendy Morton MP as an Assistant Government Whip.
  • Nusrat Ghani MP as an Assistant Government Whip and a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport.

There is also a move for Shailesh Vara, who goes to PUSS at Northern Ireland.

So it seems (hopefully) that this is the end of the two-day reshuffle, which featured more spills than its architects hoped and rather fewer thrills than they had pre-briefed to the press.

The Prime Minister has issued a concluding statement which hails the reshuffle as allowing “a new generation of gifted ministers to step up and make life better for people across the whole UK.” Whether the experience makes her life easier or not remains to be seen.

15.30

15.00

Hello! Mark Wallace, here, taking over from Paul for a couple of hours. We’ve just had a flurry of four promotions for members of the 2015 intake:

  • Rishi Sunak becomes a PUSS at Housing.
  • Lucy Frazer QC becomes a PUSS at Justice.
  • Oliver Dowden becomes a PS at the Cabinet Office.
  • Kit Malthouse becomes a PUSS at DWP.

14.00

  • Alistair Burt has survived the cull of older, white male Ministers.  Sixty-two year old Burt stays at the Foreign Office.  He’s a strong former Remainer.  Downing Street doesn’t want him on the backbenches.
  • Therese Coffey returns to Environment.
  • Tracey Crouch returns to Sport.

13.30

  • Stewart to Justice.
  • Margot James to Culture.
  • Steve Barclay to Health.
  • Caroline Dinenage to Health.
  • Harriet Baldwin to Foreign Office/DfId.

Is May going for ConHome’s case for a woman Commons Minister in every department?

– – –

  • Must-read retirement letter from John Hayes, in which he writes that he hopes “as we agreed, to devise and deliver with the Central Office [sic] team a means by which we boost party membership”.
  • No return for Grieve. He was in Downing Street to discuss the EU Withdrawal Bill with Ministers. There you go.

13.00

  • Report that Dominic Grieve is in Downing Street. Blimey.  Mind you, if ConHome’s advice had been heeded, and he had been brought back to Cabinet last summer, the Government could have avoided a lot of trouble…
  • And Sam Gyimah is Jo Johnson’s replacement at Universities Minister. So he walks straight into a brief beset by debate about standards, quotas, discrimination and free speech. A very tricky assignment for an upwardly rising politician.

12.30

  • Jo Johnson to Transport…and Minister for London. Echoes of his big brother’s Mayoral service in the latter appointment. He vigorously defended Toby Young on Twitter earlier today.
  • Goodwill and Garnier have left the Government, Hayes and Dunne have resigned from the Government, it is announced.
  • Hands stays at  Trade,  Ben Wallace stays at Security.

12.00

  • Raab is Housing Minister. This is a disappointment for many ConservativeHome readers and perhaps to him. He could reasonably have been expected to become the so-far-non-appointed Minister for Brexit Contingency, with right to attend Cabinet.
  • Sharma is Employment Minister. He’s a very able technician, and his job will be to cover the tricky detail while McVey paints the big picture.

– – –

  • Steve Barclay is in Downing Street.
  • George Osborne writes in the Evening Standard that ‘You have to hand it to PM: she’s given us hat-trick of worst reshuffle, worst conference speech and worst manifesto in modern history’.
  • Talking of the Standard, who’s advising Greening on PR? Artfully set-up and impactfully cheerful photo of her in the paper. [See right.]  The Editor himself could not have given her better advice.

11.30am

  • Dominic Raab in Downing Street. As is –
  • Jo Johnson.
  • Alok Sharma.
  • Greg Hands.

 

11am

Paul Goodman reporting again. And here we go.

This will be a harder shuffle than yesterday’s to keep track of, simply because there will be more sackings – there could scarcely be fewer – and not all of them we announced until later.  So it will be difficult to follow who is replacing whom.

But the general theme seems to be clear: quite a lot of change to promote women, ethnic minority members and younger people.

Latest news –

  • Rory Stewart is in Downing Street.
  • But Mark Garnier is reportedly out.
  • So apparently is Robert Goodwill…
  • …Philip Dunne…
  • …And John Hayes…

Oh, and a new photograph of the new Cabinet has been released. The Prime Minister is not exactly to its forefront.

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