Britain PM Rishi Sunak Cabinet: After being appointed the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Rishi Sunak has started forming his cabinet. On Tuesday night, he selected some ministers, some of whom were ministers during Liz Truss’s tenure, while some ministers from Liz Truss’s time have also been sacked. Let us tell you who is in Sunak’s cabinet and what is the charge received by anyone.
What did Rishi Sunak say while taking charge?
In his first address as Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak said, ‘I have been elected as the leader of my party and as your Prime Minister, to correct the mistakes and that work has started immediately.’
Old ministers who got a place in Rishi Sunak’s cabinet
- Sunak has reappointed Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor of the UK Exchequer. Liz Truss appointed Mr Hunt to the position after the sacking of Quasi Quarteng in her short 45-day period.
- James Cleverley has been reappointed as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.
- Ben Wallace, who served as Defense Secretary in Liz Truss’s cabinet, has been given the same position again by Sunak.
- Penny Mordaunt has been reappointed as Lord Speaker of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons.
appointment of new ministers
- Indian-origin Suela Braverman, who resigned a few days before Truss’s resignation, has been given the post of Home Secretary by Rishi Sunak in his cabinet. She was also posted in the same post during Truss’s tenure.
- Dominic Raab has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. Dominic previously served as Boris Johnson’s deputy.
- Simon Hart has been given the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip).
- Nadim Zhawi has been appointed as a minister in the Cabinet Office, but has not been given any portfolio as of now. Prior to Liz’s tenure, Jahawi had served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of Inter-Governmental Relations and Equality.
- Oliver Dowden has replaced Nadim Xhawi in Sunak’s cabinet as the new chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He had served as a minister without portfolio in the previous government.
- Grant Shapps has been named the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He was earlier the state secretary of the home department.
- Gillian Keepan has been appointed as the new Secretary of Education.
- Mel Stride has been appointed as the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in the new cabinet.
- Dr. Therese Coffey has been given the Ministry of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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