Cabinet Reshuffle Sees Increase In Privately-Educated Ministers

Cabinet Reshuffle Sees Increase In Privately-Educated Ministers

Cabinet Reshuffle Sees Increase In Privately-Educated Ministers

Her first act was to replace the Tory party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin as punishment for having spearheaded a poor campaign in the general election in June previous year when the number of Conservative MPs slipped from 331 to 318, thereby depriving the Prime Minister of an overall majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. However, the post has actually been given to Brandon Lewis.

David Lidington has been appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office to replace Damian Green, who quit the Government last month after admitting lying over pornography on his office computer.

Research from the Sutton Trust showed 34 per cent of the 29 ministers attending cabinet went to independent schools, compared with 30 per cent of her first cabinet a year ago. After Greening's refusal of the role as pensions secretary, May was forced to turn to Esther McVey, a vocal supporter of Brexit, to fill the job.

But analysis by the Sutton Trust social mobility think tank found that the Cabinet now had a greater share of ministers who went to private schools than before the reshuffle.

Theresa May alongside Justine Greening
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Digital minister Matt Hancock takes over from his old boss as Culture Secretary.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet is meeting for the first time after a reshuffle that triggered a ministerial resignation and was dismissed by Labour as a "lacklustre PR exercise".

Earlier, in a letter to Theresa May, James Brokenshire indicated that he is to undergo major surgery for a lesion on one of his lungs in the next few weeks. "Clearly my long-term health and my family are my priorities", he wrote.

Although the reshuffle will continue into Tuesday (9 January), no new female or minority ministers have been brought into Cabinet, not one minister has been sacked and no senior minister has changed jobs.

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In an official statement, DUP leader Arlene Foster said Brokenshire had "immersed himself fully in the role [of Northern Ireland secretary] by dedicating long hours to trying to make progress".

The new cabinet meets for the first time today, with the "big four" of Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Brexit Secretary David Davis all remaining in place.

And so too do Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom, despite widespread speculation that Mrs May would demote them.

Sajid Javid becomes Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government - adding housing to his job title.

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However, the announcement was made on Twitter before being deleted shortly afterwards.

A reshuffle that was intended as an assertion of the prime minister's authority has instead, in the cruellest way, exposed her lack of it, as middle-ranking ministers simply refused to budge from their posts.

Elsewhere, abortion rights campaigners have expressed their disappointment in the prime minister's decision to make Maria Caulfield the party's new vice chair for women.

Caulfield led opposition to the campaign to decriminalise abortion a year ago, arguing that more consideration should be given to the rights of the unborn child.

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