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Boris Johnson appointed a new cabinet minutes before he resigned as Prime Minister Political news

Boris Johnson appointed new cabinet members after several resignations just minutes before he resigned as prime minister.

The Prime Minister began making the appointments less than an hour before announcing her resignation at 12.30pm and said she would stay on until another Tory leader was elected.

Greg Clark was the first appointment on Thursday morning when he was promoted to secretary level, replacing Michael Gove, who Mr Johnson sacked the day before to say he had to go.

Clarke is a former business secretary under Theresa May and has previously challenged Mr Johnson on Brexit.

Keith Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of Police when Mr Johnson was Mayor of London, was then appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

The role was previously held by Steve Barkley, who moved to health secretary after Sajid Javid launched an avalanche of resignations on Tuesday night. Mr Gove took over the role before him.

James Clearley has been appointed education secretary after Nadeem Zahavi moved to chancellor following the resignation of Rishi Sunak.

A former leadership hopeful who then supported Mr Johnson, Mr Clearley was promoted to Europe and North America minister.

Sir Robert Buckland was then appointed Welsh Secretary, taking over from Simon Hart, who resigned on Wednesday, joining a delegation of Cabinet ministers who went to Downing Street to tell Mr Johnson to go.

Sir Robert, who is Welsh but MP for South Swindon, was prisons minister and before that solicitor-general for England and Wales.

Shailesh Vara has become the new Northern Ireland Secretary after Brandon Lewis resigned following a lengthy meeting in Downing Street on Thursday morning.

Andrew Stephenson, who was the transport minister, has been appointed minister without portfolio and will take part in the cabinet.

Boris Johnson appointed a new cabinet minutes before he resigned as Prime Minister Political news

Source Boris Johnson appointed a new cabinet minutes before he resigned as Prime Minister Political news

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