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walesonline.co.uk 15 Sep, 2021 16:15 am

Michael Gove and Liz Truss handed new Cabinet roles as Priti Patel stays put

Michael Gove and Liz Truss handed new Cabinet roles as Priti Patel stays put
There have been a number of sackings

Mr Johnson demoted Dominic Raab, who has been widely criticised for his handling of the Afghanistan crisis, moving him from the Foreign Office to the Ministry of Justice but also handing him the title Deputy Prime Minister.“A huge privilege to continue serving as Home Secretary under our Prime Minister Boris Johnson,” she tweeted.” While Mr Raab retains his seat at the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister sacked Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick and Robert Buckland.The title Deputy Prime Minister formalises a role he performed as first secretary of state when he stood in for Mr Johnson while the Prime Minister was in hospital with coronavirus.

Mr Raab accepted the new role following lengthy talks with Mr Johnson in the Prime Minister’s Commons office.Downing Street confirmed Mr Williamson had been sacked by the Prime Minister on Wednesday afternoon, with the same fate greeting Mr Buckland as justice secretary and Mr Jenrick from housing.

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