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David Cameron's Cabinet Reshuffle

David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle this week has seen critics accuse the Prime Minister of sidelining female MPs.  By way of summary, the changes saw Andrew Lansley sacked as health secretary, and demoted to the role of Leader of the House of Commons. He is replaced by Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary.  Ken Clarke has stepped down from the role of justice secretary. He will remain in the cabinet as an "economic adviser". He has been replaced by Chris Grayling.  The International Development Secretary role has seen Andrew Mitchell shifted to become secretary to Conservative chief whip. His role is being taken by Justine Greening, who has been moved from the job of transport secretary.  Her job has been replaced by Patrick McLoughlin, the former Conservative chief whip.

Owen Paterson is the new secretary for the environment, food and rural affairs with Theresa Villiers replacing Owen Paterson as Northern Ireland secretary.  Maria  Miller replaces Jeremy Hunt as culture secretary. Baroness Warsi has lost her job as co-chair of the Tory party, being replaced by Grant Shapps.  Her new role is minister of state at the foreign office, and also minister for faith and communities.  Edward Garnier has been sacked as solicitor-general. He is being replaced by Oliver Heald.  Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith will stay put in their respective roles as Education and Work and Pensions secretaries.  George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, William Hague, the foreign secretary, and Theresa May, the home secretary, are also staying in their jobs.

 

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