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.
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.
It has been a privilege to serve as Education Secretary since 2019. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, I’m particularly proud of the transformational reforms I’ve led in Post 16 education: in further education colleges, our Skills agenda, apprenticeships and more.
— Gavin Williamson (@GavinWilliamson) September 15, 2021
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.
It has been an honour to serve in Government for the last 7 years, and as the Lord Chancellor for the last 2.
I am deeply proud of everything I have achieved. On to the next adventure
— Robert Buckland (@RobertBuckland) September 15, 2021
Housing, communities and local government secretary
Robert Jenrick was kicked out of the ministry for housing, communities and local government.
It’s been a huge privilege to serve as Secretary of State @mhclg. Thank you to everyone at the department for their hard work, dedication and friendship. I’m deeply proud of all we achieved.
I will continue to support the Prime Minister and the Government in every way I can.
— Robert Jenrick (@RobertJenrick) September 15, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.