Post-election reshuffle: May confirms ministers across Whitehall
Treasury and DExEU among departments to see most wide-ranging changes
Prime minister Theresa May has completed her post-election reshuffle, with changes at all but one Whitehall department.
Following a number of appointments made today, the majority of government ministers are in place, with three new ministers appointed at the Treasury below chancellor Philip Hammond and at least half of the ministerial team also changing at the Foreign Office, the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Exiting the European Union, which is set to start Brexit talks next week. The Department for International Trade is the only department where the ministerial team has remained intact since before the election, according to a reshuffle analysis from the Institute for Government.
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Among the latest appointments, Central Devon MP Mel Stride has been named financial secretary to the Treasury while North East Cambridgeshire MP Stephen Barclay is named economic secretary. They join new chief secretary Liz Truss meaning there has been an 80% turnover in the finance department from before the election, with only chancellor Philip Hammond unchanged.
Two-thirds of ministers at the Foreign Office have also changed, with appointments including former ministers Lord Ahmad, Mark Field (MP for the Cities of London and Westminster), Alistair Burt (a former FCO minister and MP for North East Bedfordshire) and Rory Stewart, former DfID minister and MP for Penrith and The Border Rory Stewart, whose post is now split between DfID and the Foreign Office.
The Department for Exiting the European Union saw half its ministerial team change. David Davis remained in place as secretary of state as well as minister Robin Walker, to be joined by leading Brexit campaigner and MP for Wycombe Steve Baker and Baroness Anelay, the first female minister in either DExEU or DIT since they were created following the EU exit vote last year.
Among the ministers being confirmed in post, former Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock remains minister of state for digital and culture in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, while Chris Skidmore is reappointed minister for the constitution at the Cabinet Office. Romsey and Southampton North MP Caroline Nokes has been appointed as a Cabinet Office minister, with responsibilities still to be confirmed. This follows Damian Green's appointment as Cabinet Office minister with the expanded role of first secretary of state in May’s Cabinet reshuffle on Monday.
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