15 Sep 2021

Boris Johnson reshuffles cabinet as Williamson sacked and Raab replaced by Truss

Political Editor

A wide-ranging reshuffle has been long promised in government, and today it finally arrived.

Boris Johnson promoted Liz Truss to be foreign secretary in place of Dominic Raab.  His consolation prize is to be deputy prime minister. There are at least three new faces in the cabinet, including Nadine Dorries, who becomes culture secretary.

But perhaps the least surprising move was Gavin Williamson who finally lost his job as education secretary.