Boris Johnson: Meet the Cabinet


Who has the top jobs under the new unelected prime minister?

Who got what job? Here’s a guide to the people that make up Mr Johnson’s cabinet.

Boris Johnson’s cabinet

    • Boris Johnson

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      Prime Minister@BorisJohnson

      Boris Johnson’s popularity among Conservative MPs and members of the wider Tory party membership landed him the top job he has long coveted.

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been appointed Leader of the House of Commons.

The arch-Brexiteer was also appointed Lord President of the Council and will attend cabinet, Downing Street said.

Mr Rees-Mogg, chairman of the European Research Group, told Sky News: “The prime minister kindly offered me a very interesting job to do, one that is something that I’m very interested in because parliamentary procedure and practice is something I’ve spent a lot of time on.”

He described the new prime minister as “incredibly businesslike and ready to crack on and deliver for the country”, adding: “It’s a man with a mission and that mission is to get us out of the EU by 31 October.”

  • Sajid Javid

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    Sajid Javid was home secretary under Theresa May.

  • Priti Patel

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    Home Secretary@patel4witham

    Former international development secretary, Priti Patel, 47, is an ardent Brexiteer, who has supported Boris Johnson in the leadership contest, describing him as the only person who can save Brexit and the Tories.

  • Dominic Raab

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    Foreign Secretary@DominicRaab

    As well as being made foreign secretary, Dominic Raab has been appointed the first secretary of state.

  • Stephen Barclay

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    Brexit Secretary@SteveBarclay

    The 47-year old became the third Brexit Secretary in less than six months when he was appointed to the role last November.

  • Michael Gove

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    Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster@michaelgove

    Michael Gove was knocked out of the leadership race during the MPs’ ballots, but as one of the main campaigners for the Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum he was always expected to make it back into the cabinet.

  • Ben Wallace

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    Defence Secretary@BWallaceMP

    Former security minister Ben Wallace, who campaigned to remain in the EU, has warned that a no-deal Brexit would hit UK-EU security ties and have a “real impact” on protecting the public.

  • Liz Truss

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    International Trade Secretary@trussliz

    Liz Truss was a vocal supporter of Boris Johnson for the leadership and backed his stance of keeping no deal on the table in the run up to any Brexit negotiations.

  • Matt Hancock

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    Health & Social Care Secretary@MattHancock

    The youngest contender in the Tory leadership race, Matt Hancock, 40, quit the contest a day after he came sixth in the first ballot of the party’s MPs. He later endorsed Boris Johnson as his preferred candidate.

  • Theresa Villiers

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    Environment Secretary@DefraGovUK

    Former Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa Villiers, has backed Boris Johnson from the start, saying he would offer people “some hope and excitement about what politics can deliver for them”.

  • Gavin Williamson

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    Education Secretary@GavinWilliamson

    The former defence secretary was sacked by Theresa May in May after a row over the leaking of information from the National Security Council.

  • Nicky Morgan

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    Culture Secretary@NickyMorgan01

    As a former chair of the Commons Treasury select committee, Nicky Morgan is one of the most powerful and influential female politicians in Parliament and has become a key figure in attempts to forge a compromise with Tory Brexiteers

  • Andrea Leadsom

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    Business Secretary@andrealeadsom

    One of Conservatives’ most prominent female politicians and an ardent Brexiteer, Andrea Leadsom has twice contested the party’s leadership.

  • Robert Jenrick

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    Housing & Communities Secretary@RobertJenrick

    Former treasury minister Robert Jenrick joined other rising stars Rishi Sunak and Oliver Dowden in saying Boris Johnson was the only one who could save the Tory party from an “existential threat”.

  • Amber Rudd

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    Work & Pensions, Women & Equalities@AmberRuddHR

    Amber Rudd ruled herself out of the running for Tory leader, because she said the party wanted a Brexiteer as PM.

  • Robert Buckland

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    Justice Secretary@RobertBuckland

    The former solicitor general moved to be prisons minister in the justice department in May 2019. He supported Boris Johnson for the leadership describing him as a “moderate, open-minded, one-nation Conservative” and claiming he is “what we need now”.

  • Alok Sharma

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    International Development Secretary@AlokSharma_RDG

    The former employment minister and MP for Reading West backed Boris Johnson for prime minister.

  • Grant Shapps

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    Transport Secretary@grantshapps

    Former international development minister, Grant Shapps, was once seen as a high-flyer in the Tory party until he resigned following allegations he ignored warnings about bullying when he was party co-chairman.

  • Alun Cairns

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    Welsh Secretary@AlunCairns

    MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, Alun Cairns served as secretary of state for Wales in Theresa May’s cabinet.

  • Alister Jack

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    Scottish Secretary@ScotSecofState

    Businessman Alister Jack was elected MP for Dumfries and Galloway in 2017 and has supported what he calls “a successful Brexit for Scotland”.

  • Julian Smith

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    Northern Ireland Secretary@JulianSmithUK

    Julian Smith has served in the whips’ office, rising to be chief whip from November 2017.

  • Baroness Evans

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    Leader of Lords@UKHouseofLords

    Baroness Evans was appointed Lords Leader in 2016, her first ministerial role since being ennobled by David Cameron in 2014.

  • James Cleverly

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    Party chairman@JamesCleverly

    The MP for Braintree in Essex is widely regarded as one of the party’s rising stars.

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