A data Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle is underway. Here's what we know so far about who does and does not in key positions.
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A true supporter of Brexit, Raab has been closely involved inthe Vote Leave campaign. He ran for management in 2019, but finally put his weight behind Boris Johnson , and has been considered loyal and trustworthy by No.10 ever since then.
When the Prime Minister was hospitalized for Covid last year, Raab stood in for him , and acted as a key member of the " quad "- with Michael Gove, Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock - who made crucial decisions regarding the day-to-day running of government.
During a press conference , Raab revealed the gravity of the situation by saying that he wassure the first mi nister would "make it".
However, although it is a safe pair of hands during the pandemic, Raab is widely regarded in Westminster for botching the Foreign Office's role in the Kabul airlift, most notably by continue a family vacation to Crete as the Taliban advanced.
He said the crisis was the result of long-term failures of intelligence and strategy; but the row sparked a wave of leaks within the Foreign Ministry over his style of allegedly authoritarian management.
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Personin the cabinet star has risen as dramatically or unexpectedly as Liz Truss during Boris Johnson's tenure.
Once often toppled as a chop candidate during reshuffles, she i is now the darling of the Tory members, by far the most popular minister among the Curators interviewees, who love her for her relentless optimism.
She was lucky in her memoir in this regard - as Secretary of International Trade, she has had the opportunity to announce a lot of good news regarding new business partnerships - although they may seem a little less brilliant sous review.
Some party members predicted that Johnson would not favor a minister who could rival him in popularity with Tory members, but she was fiercely loyal to the prime minister and was one of his earliest supporters in the leadership.
In office since 2019, Williamson has indeed served as a political shield for Boris Johnson on Covid-related failures in schools and universities, notably the A-level fiasco in 2020 when Williamson and his department ignored months of warningssings about problems with an algorithm for assigning marks in the absence of exams, only to change course amid outrage at the perceived injustice of the results.
Since then, predictions of his demotion or dismissal had come almost every week, and many believed he was largely kept on duty to usher in yet another round of exams been disrupted.
South Staffordshire MP since 2010, Williamson has managed to combine a series of high-level and high-level roles-level patronage pol itic with a somewhat awkward public image, cemented by his confident claim in an interview last week that he met footballer Marcus Rashford, only to make it clear that he was another sportsmanblack, rugby player Maro Itoje.
Williamson 's rise began under Theresa May, who appointed him chief whip in 2016. He embraced the dark arts elements of the role with gusto, very publicly keeping a living tarantula on her desk. He was considered a very effective chief whip, someone who understood the politics of the Conservative Party, and was promoted in May 2017 to become Secretary of Defense.
This role seemed less suited to Williamson - he was widely mocked for data say that Russia should " go away and shut up - and it ended suddenly when May Sacked him for he denied .
That would be enough to sink most careers for good, but Williamson was a full member of Johnson's campaign to succeed May as Tory leader, and was rewarded with being named secretary to the 'education.
It is fair to say that in this role, Williamson did not particularly impress the education sector, even before the debacle exams. Now he and Williamson have to wait to see what comes next.
Robert Buckland revealed that he had been fired from his post as Justice Secretary, tweeting: "I am deeply proud of all that I have accomplished. Until the next adventure. It is widely believed in Westminster that it was ruled out to allow the data link Dominic Raab to take the job.
A former campaign activist, Buckland has always appeared as an unlikely member of a Johnson cabinet, but the Member of Parliament for South Swindon had earned the respect of the judiciary during his two years in the office.
He recently oversaw a review of the judicial review process, including the conclusions were perhaps more balanced than some at # 10 would have liked to see, and he is also believed to be skeptical of Johnson's decision to increase national insurance contributions to pay health and social costs.
Communities andhousing secretary throughout the Johnson era until now, Robert Jenrick had previously held on to his post despite controversies that would have sunk many ministers in earlier eras.
The most notable of these came after it emerged that Jenrick was sitting next to former press mogul Richard Desmond during the a conservative fundraising event and that Desmond had shown him a PR video for the 44-story building he was developing in east London.
Two months later, Jenrick quashed the local council and government planning inspection to approve the development of 1 billion pounds . It did so the day before a community tax went into effect, providing $ 45 millionsterling to council, Tower Hamlets, to be spent on local infrastructure. The council challenged the decision in court and Jenrick backed down, admitting a potential for bias.
Jenrick, who has represented Newark in Nottinghamshire since winning one by-election in 2014, faced some criticism for its local ties. The former lawyer owns two properties in London, as well as Eye Manor, a Grade I listed house in Herefordshire, and locals have complained about not seeing him as much as they would like.
One of the less prominent participants in Wednesday's reshuffle, Amanda Milling fired in the cabinet from a modest role as junior whip in February 2020, when she was named Conservative Party co-chair alongside Ben Elliot.
In this role, Milling has been significantly less controversial than Elliot, who has faced lobbying allegations related to its commercial role, but it was also seen as largely disappointing.
The 46-year-old former market researcher, who keeps a photo of Margaret Thatcher above her desk, has been the MP for Cannock Chase in Staffordshire since 2015. She has supported the Brexit. referendum, but then backed Boris Johnson to succeed Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party.
It seems likely she will come back in the dark relative to backbenchers.