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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Update: Theresa May releases names for her Cabinet

The new British Prime Minister, Theresa May has named her first six ministers, including the surprise nomination of Brexit campaign figurehead Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary and other “Leave” campaigners filling posts.

May ditched finance minister George Osborne, Cameron’s closest ally. She appointed former Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond to the Treasury job instead. May kept Michael Fallon as Defence Minister, while Amber Rudd was promoted to Interior Minister job at the Home Office.

Eurosceptic former ministers David Davis and Liam Fox were appointed respectively as Brexit Negotiator and International Trade Minister, two new posts reflecting changed priorities after the referendum.

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