Cabinet Reshuffle: Who's In And Who's Out?

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 Boris Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street for PMQs on Wednesday – he started his reshuffle shortly afterwards (Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Boris Johnson leaving 10 Downing Street for PMQs on Wednesday – he started his reshuffle shortly afterwards (Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Prime minister Boris Johnson rearranged those in the top government roles on Wednesday, as his spokesperson vows he has “put in place a strong and united team to Build Back Better from the pandemic”.

Here’s a breakdown of who’s in – and who’s now out. We’ll be updating this story.

Education secretary

Gavin Williamson has been sacked as education secretary after a controversial run.

He faced extensive criticism for his handling of A-level and GCSE exams throughout the pandemic, while his public appearances often triggered widespread ridicule online.

Williamson tweeted that it had been a “privilege” to serve in the role since 2019, and that he is proud of his work.

Justice secretary

Robert Buckland was fired as lord chancellor and justice secretary after two years on the job. He was prominent supporter for the Remain campaign leading up the EU referendum. He previously served as prisons minister.

Housing, communities and local government secretary

Robert Jenrick was kicked out of the ministry for housing, communities and local government.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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