Cabinet reshuffle: Liz Truss promoted and Gavin Williamson sacked as Boris Johnson swings axe

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Published on 15 Sep 2021, 23:31
BORIS Johnson last night crowned Liz Truss Foreign Secretary as he sacked four Cabinet ministers who helped put him in No 10 — including bungling education chief Gavin Williamson.

Ms Truss was given the job after Dominic Raab, a close ally of the PM, botched Britain’s exit from Afghanistan last month.

Mr Raab becomes Justice Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Deputy Prime Minister.

Nadhim Zahawi has been rewarded for his work as vaccines minister by taking over from Mr Williamson as Education Secretary.

Meanwhile, best-selling author and former I’m a Celebrity contestant Nadine Dorries becomes the new Culture Secretary.

But three other key Boris-backers in the 2019 leadership election joined Mr Williamson in being axed — Robert Buckland from Justice, Robert Jenrick from Housing and Amanda Milling as Tory Party boss.

Renowned reformer Michael Gove has been tasked with fixing Britain’s housing woes as well as handling demands for a another Scottish independence referendum.

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