image source, PA Media image caption Liz Truss has been promoted to theone of the key government posts
Liz Truss has been confirmed as the UK's new Foreign Secretary, as Boris Johnson reorganizes his ministerial team.
The International Trade Secretary replaces Dominic Raab, who becomes Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister.
Mr. Johnson sacked Gavin Williamson as Education Secretary and replaced him with Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi.
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick was also fired, but Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel keep their jobs.
Michael Gove replaces Mr Jenrick, while retaining current responsibility for the government's "leveling up " program - spread wealth and opportunity across the country - and handling demands for another Scottish independence referendum.
And Nadine Dorries, Minister of Health and Novelsuccessor, replaces Oliver Dowden as Culture Secretary.
In other movements:
- Oliver Dowden receives the role of Minister w Without portfolio in the Cabinet Office
- Mr. Dowden will also be co-chair of the Conservative Party, replacing Amanda Milling
- Mark Spencer remains chief whip, in charge of party discipline
Mr. Raab - who has come under heavy criticism for dealing with the aftermath of the fall of Afghanistan - reportedly had a long conversation with Mr Johnson before his new roles were announced.
He replaced Mr Johnson last year when the Prime Minister was in hospital with coronavirus and was already considered the de facto Deputy Prime Minister, but his new title will formalize him.
Dominic Raab helped shape the government's British foreign policy and hardened the UK's stance towards Russia and China.
But he was also unhappy ship with the Foreign Office struggling with budget cuts, low morale and a difficult merger with the International Development Department.
He has been accused by his critics of being a control freak who has lost the trust of some officials and ambassadors .
And then the mismanagement of the evacuation in Afghanistan - and her decision to stay on vacation - drew further criticism.
Liz Truss now becomes - after Margaret Beckett - the second woman to hold the post of secretary at thex Foreign affairs.
As a former trade minister, she is a well-known figure in the international diplomatic circuit, having negotiated trade agreements which had to be replaced after Brexit.
She will bring character - even panache - to a job that often requires a little human diplomacy.
But it will have to face an arduous task to revive an institution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which has felt in recent times, somewhat marginalized within the government.
Mr Raab's day-to-day work will be that of Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor - the UK's most senior lawyer.
Political editor of Hfrance.fr, Laura Kuenssberg, said it was undoubtedly a demotion, despite the "flap " of the role of deputy. Prime Minister.
He replaces Robert Buckland in justice, who said on Twitter that he was "deeplyproud of all that I have accomplished in ".
image source, PA Media image caption Nadine Dorries has been promoted to cabinet for the first time
Hfrance.fr Home Affairs Correspondent Dominic Casciani said Buckland was a respected figure in the legal profession, but is stepping down functions with 58,000 serious criminal cases awaiting trial in Crown court.
'Defaulting Children '
Shadow Labor Justice Secretary David Lammy said: "Appointment of Foreign Secretary The failure wh o was fired for missing in action for being the sixth justice secretary in six years shows how little this government cares about victims of crime. "
Mr. Williamson confirmed his departure in a tweet, stating: "It 's a privilege to have served as Secretary of Education for 20 years.19.
"Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, I am particularly proud of the transformational reforms I have carried out in Post 16 education: in higher education institutions, our skills agenda, learnings and more. "
He has faced intense criticism regarding his handling of disruption to schools and exams during the pandemic.
image source, image caption Dominic Raab n ' is no longer Minister of Foreign Affairs and Gavin Williamson was sacked from his post as Education Secretary by the Prime Minister
The Shadow Education Secretary of the Labor, Kate Green, said Mr. Williamson had "failed children and youth, their parents and our hard-working education staff throughout one of the most trying times in our history ".
Mr. Jenrick - who has been pressured into the law changes sur urban planning - said it was a "huge privilege " to serve as a minister.
Downing Street said the aim of The reshuffle consisted of "putting in place a strong and united team to better rebuild fr om the pandemic ".
Confirmation of the reshuffle came when Mr. Johnson rose in the House of Commons to answer questions from the Prime Minister.
He stayed in the Commons after PMQs, where he was able to sack ministers in his office away from the cameras in Downing Street, but he's now back at No10.
So far Mr Johnson has remained largely loyal to the cabinet team he appointed after winning the December 2019 general election.
The only change major occurred in February 2020, when Rishi Sunak has becomechancellor following the resignation of Sajid Javid.
Mr. Javid returned to government in July of this year as Secretary of Health, following the resignation of Matt Hancock.