9 Jan 2018

May spends second day reshuffling government

Political Editor

The reshuffle is over, Downing Street has said in the last few minutes. The nation can relax, and aspiring MPs can stop checking their messages. Theresa May’s planned changes were billed as a stride towards making her team more reflective of the country she governs – more women, more ethnic minorities, and inevitably fewer white men. The second day of the reshuffle has focused on junior ministerial roles. But does managing the precarious balance of Remain and Leave supporters in the top team leave the Prime Minister’s hands tied?