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Live Reporting

Jennifer Scott

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks for joining us

    Thanks from all of the BBC Politics team for following our updates on Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle.

    Your writers today were Paul Seddon, Kate Whannel, Lauren Turner, Arryn Moy and George Bowden.

    Your editors were Jo Howitt, Jennifer Scott and Marie Jackson.

    Have a good evening!

  2. Truss 'delighted' over foreign secretary job

    The new foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has taken to Twitter to celebrate her new role.

    She says she is "delighted" to be appointed, and has a list of things she is looking forward to.

    View more on twitter
  3. The headlines from Westminster

    Well, after all the rumours flying around the corridors of power, today we got our answers of who would stay and who would go.

    Here is a quick round-up from the cabinet reshuffle:

    • The biggest casualty of the shake-up was Dominic Raab, sacked as foreign secretary and demoted to the Ministry of Justice, ousting Robert Buckland - but Raab got the roles of deputy PM and Lord Chancellor to sweeten the deal
    • He was replaced by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, who becomes only the second woman to take on the role of foreign secretary
    • Education Secretary Gavin Williamson was also replaced by Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi, while Oliver Dowden traded his job as culture secretary to become co-chairman of the party, with Nadine Dorries taking over DCMS
    • And Michael Gove made a departmental return, replacing Robert Jenrick at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
    • Many figures also kept their jobs, including Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Health Secretary Sajid Javid

    For a full run down of the new cabinet, click here.

  4. Who's in? Visual guide to cabinet reshuffle

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson

    This evening there's a brand new cabinet.

    It's the second major reshuffle since Boris Johnson became leader of the Conservative party and took over as prime minister from Theresa May in July 2019. The last one took place in February 2020.

    Some of the names in the new-look government may be familiar to you - others, not so much.

    To help, our visual journalism team has put together a handy guide so you can see who's ended up where. You can find it here.

  5. Raab 'delighted' with new roles

    Dominic Raab

    Dominic Raab, who is leaving his post as foreign secretary, says it has been a "privilege" to serve in the role.

    He highlighted overseeing "a merger of departments, publication of the integrated review and the UK's Indo-Pacific tilt" as among his highlights.

    "Global Britain is a force for good in the world served by the finest cadre of diplomats & development experts," he said.

    Raab said he was "delighted" to become justice secretary, deputy PM and Lord Chancellor.

  6. Scale of reshuffle might be a surprise

    Helen Catt

    Political correspondent

    At least we know this reshuffle is now over - the prime minister's tweet signals that.

    There had been expectation that Johnson would freshen up his team for a while, but the question was always when was the best time to do it.

    It is the Conservative Party conference in a couple of weeks and the rule of thumb in Westminster is you either go before or you have to wait until the following year.

    So while the reshuffle won't have come as a surprise, the scale of it might have - with wide-ranging changes and some big figures getting the sack.

  7. Johnson: Let's get on with the job

    After a busy day of reshuffling his top team, Boris Johnson takes a brief moment to head to Twitter.

    And he promises the new recruits will "work tirelessly" in their roles.

    View more on twitter
  8. Rees-Mogg still Commons leader

    In the latest announcement from Downing Street, it is confirmed Jacob Rees-Mogg will remain as Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons.

    We are sure many of you will look forward to more of his rap stylings...

    Video content

    Video caption: Euro 2020: Rees-Mogg quotes John Barnes football rap
  9. Braverman and Donelan stay in jobs

    Suella Braverman
    Image caption: Suella Braverman stays on as attorney general

    And another minister stays in place.

    This time it is universities minister Michelle Donelan, who stays at the Department for Education.

    Earlier, her boss, Gavin Williamson, was replaced by the former vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi.

    Suella Braverman, who recently returned to her job as attorney general from maternity leave, will also remain in post.

  10. UK, US and Australia to make 'national security announcement'

    Joe Biden and Boris Johnson
    Image caption: US President Joe Biden met Boris Johnson in June at the G7 Summit in Cornwall

    The day appears to only be getting busier for Boris Johnson...

    Amidst all the reshuffle action in No 10, Downing Street has just confirmed he will join US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an on-camera address at 22:00 BST.

    A spokesman for the PM said the three leaders would be making "a strategic national security announcement".

    We'll bring you more as soon as we can.

  11. New chief secretary to the Treasury announced

    Another confirmation from Downing Street - Simon Clarke is the new chief secretary to the Treasury.

    That's the role that had previously been occupied by Stephen Barclay.

    Clarke has been an MP since 2017 and represents Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland.

    View more on twitter
  12. Malthouse stays at Home Office

    Kit Malthouse
    Image caption: Kit Malthouse stays at the Home Office

    We have had another flurry of confirmations coming out of No 10.

    Kit Malthouse will remain as a Home Office minister and attend cabinet too.

    Former Brexit adviser Lord Frost stays at the Cabinet Office and the leader of the Tories in the House of Lords will still be Baroness Evans.

    Nigel Adams has also made a move from the Foreign Office to take on a ministerial job in the Cabinet Office.

  13. Analysis

    Steep learning curve for Liz Truss

    James Landale

    Diplomatic correspondent

    The new foreign secretary, Liz Truss, is only the second woman - after Labour's Margaret Beckett - to hold the post.

    As a former trade minister, she is a known figure on the international diplomatic circuit, having travelled the world negotiating trade deals that had to be replaced after Brexit.

    She will bring some character to a job that often requires a bit of human diplomacy.

    Like the prime minister, she is no stranger to the photo-opportunity. But the risk is that her willingness to speak freely might get her into trouble, as she admitted to the BBC's Nick Robinson a few years ago, telling him: “I don’t think anyone would describe me as diplomatic."

    Next week, Truss will accompany the PM to the United Nations general assembly in New York.

    She will play a key role in the government’s efforts to secure a successful COP26 climate summit in November, and there are many bilateral relationships in need of some repair.

    For the new foreign secretary, the learning curve will be steep and unrelenting.

  14. Nurse, author, politician - who is the new culture secretary?

    Nadine Dorries

    Former health minister Nadine Dorries has been appointed the new culture secretary, replacing Oliver Dowden.

    The Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire is best known outside Westminster for her 2012 appearance on ITV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.

    Born in Liverpool in 1957, Dorries started out as a nurse before entering politics.

    Outside politics she is a published author.

    Read more about the new culture secretary here.

  15. PS plea to PM from outgoing minister

    Boris Johnson surprised a few MPs and angered others when he sacked Robert Buckland as justice secretary.

    In a letter to the PM, Buckland says it was "the honour of a lifetime" to serve in the role and added that he was "very sorry" to be leaving.

    In a handwritten PS at the bottom of his letter he has added: "Please continue investing in ISVAs!!"

    ISVAs are independent sexual violence advisers provide support to victims going through the criminal justice system.

  16. Truss in 2018: I'm not very diplomatic

    Liz Truss

    More now on the new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

    The former trade secretary has previously spoken candidly about her diplomacy skills - telling the BBC's Nick Robinson in 2018: "I don't think anyone describes me as a diplomat... and I'm not very diplomatic."

    Truss made the admission during an interview for Robinson's Political Thinking podcast, when asked about her views on the then-Brexit deal.

    As foreign secretary, Truss will lead the UK's diplomatic mission across the world and be responsible for maintaining and enhancing Britain's image abroad.

    She will also be involved in issues of national security, oversee the MI6 intelligence service, honours and Europe.

  17. Bar Council welcomes eighth justice secretary in 10 years


    The Bar Council - which represents barristers - has also drawn attention to the fact Dominic Raab will become the eighth justice secretary in just 10 years.

    In a statement, they praised the outgoing minister, Robert Buckland, saying they were "grateful for his willingness, as a former practising barrister, to work collaboratively and listen to the legal professions".

    They welcomed lucky number eight, who is also a qualified lawyer, but added: "The need for a consistent and strong voice in government for our justice system could not be greater."

  18. Eustice remains environment secretary

    George Eustice

    In more ministers-not-moving news, George Eustice stays on as environment secretary.

    Eustice - who is also a farmer - has most recently been in the headlines for his department's decision to cull Geronimo the alpaca after the animal tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.

    He said it was "soul-destroying" to have to put animals down but necessary.

  19. Not moving: Shapps still in post at transport department

    Grant Shapps arrives at No 10

    Grant Shapps, who has led the Department for Transport since 2019, remains as its secretary of state, Downing Street says.

    Shapps has been the face of the government's pandemic travel restrictions and is due to provide an update on the red, amber and green travel lists on Thursday.

  20. Brandon Lewis stays at Northern Ireland

    Brandon Lewis

    Brandon Lewis is keeping his job as Northern Ireland secretary.

    And there's no change for Welsh Secretary Simon Hart and Alister Jack, who keeps the job of secretary of state for Scotland.

    Meanwhile universities minister Michelle Donelan, policing minister Kit Malthouse, Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Evans, Attorney General Suella Braverman and MP Simon Clarke are in Downing Street.