Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet: Who’s in and who’s not, from Jeremy Hunt to Jacob Rees-Mogg

New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has started to assemble his main team, with big names like Jacob Rees-Mogg announcing his departure to the secondary banks.

Standing in Downing Street on Tuesday after meeting the King, Sunak vowed to right the “mistakes” of Liz Truss’s leadership and prepared the nation for the “difficult decisions” to come.

The newly appointed Conservative leader warned that the UK is facing a “profound economic crisis” in his first speech.

His criticism of Truss’s brief and chaotic tenure came just over an hour after the outgoing prime minister defended her failed economic strategy in her farewell speech at Downing Street.

Sunak said his predecessor, whose 49 days in office made her the shortest PM in history, was “not wrong” in wanting to boost growth, describing it as a “noble goal”.

Among the cabinet ministers who have already resigned is Business Secretary Rees-Mogg, a former leader of the House of Commons, who said he was happy to support the new prime minister from the back benches but admitted he would not get a I work on the new top team.

Brandon Lewis, one of the cabinet’s longest-serving ministers, said he was out as attorney general and vowed to support Sunak from the back benches.

Rishi Sunak has only been an MP for seven years – two fewer than David Cameron when he became PM

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Rishi Sunak has only been an MP for seven years, two fewer than David Cameron when he became prime minister.

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Conservative MP Huw Merriman said government may be “more boring” under the new prime minister, but he believes “that’s what people want” as “we’ve had enough enthusiasm”.

Here is the full list of who is in and who is out of the Cabinet as appointments are made this afternoon:

Who is in?

Chancellor – Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has been re-elected as chancellor

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Jeremy Hunt has been re-elected as chancellor, Downing Street has said.

He replaced Kwasi Kwarteng in office after the disastrous mini-budget and went on to scrap most of the new measures.

Secretary for Justice – Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab returns as Attorney General

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Dominic Raab has returned as Justice Secretary and has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister, Downing Street has announced.

Who is out?

Business Secretary – Jacob Reese-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Jacob Rees-Mogg (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Jacob Rees-Mogg resigned as business secretary after admitting he would not get a job in Rishi Sunak’s cabinet despite retracting his claim that the new prime minister was a “socialist”.

The longtime ally of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss was the first to admit on Tuesday that he was out as the newly appointed Conservative leader began a government reshuffle.

A source close to Rees-Mogg told the PA news agency: “He knows he was very close to the previous two regimes and it didn’t seem likely he would be appointed to the new cabinet.”

Secretary for Work and Pensions – Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith will return to the backbenches

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Chloe Smith will return to the back benches

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Chloe Smith, who backed Rishi Sunak in the Tory leadership race, said she is no longer work and pensions secretary.

In a tweet, outgoing Work and Pensions Secretary Chloe Smith said: “It has been a privilege serving as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and I would like to thank all the brilliant staff at DWP for their dedication to helping people. to work and protect the most vulnerable.”

Chief Whip – Wendy Morton

Chief whip Wendy Morton (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Whip boss Wendy Morton (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Wendy Morton has revealed that she is no longer the whip boss and will return to the back benches under the new Rishi Sunak government.

She tweeted: “I am heading to the back benches from where I will continue to represent the constituents, businesses and communities of Aldridge-Brownhills.”

Secretary of Education – Kit Malthouse

Kit Malthouse served under Boris Johnson while he was London mayor

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Kit Malthouse served under Boris Johnson while Mayor of London

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Kit Malthouse is out as education secretary, a source close to the MP told the PA news agency.

The former police minister is a close ally of Boris Johnson, who served as deputy mayor for police from 2008 to 2012.

Welsh Secretary – Robert Buckland

Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland has told people to ‘remain calm’ (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland has told people to “stay calm” (Victoria Jones/PA)

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Robert Buckland said he is leaving as Welsh Secretary at his request.

He said: “It has been an honor to serve as Secretary of State for Wales and to have served four Prime Ministers as Solicitor General, Justice Minister and Lord Chancellor.”

Party Chairman – Jake Berry

Conservative Party chairman Sir Jake Berry (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Conservative Party Chairman Sir Jake Berry (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Announcing his departure from the role of Chairman of the Conservative Party, Jake Berry tweeted: “It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Conservative Party, but all good things must come to an end.

“I relish the opportunity to serve our great party and my constituents from the back bench once again.”

Environment Secretary – Ranil Jayawardena

Former environment secretary Ranil Jayawardena (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Former Environment Secretary Ranil Jayawardena (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Environment Secretary Ranil Jayawardena announced that he would resign. Writing to Rishi Sunak, he said, “I know you want a new team to join you in running SM, so I’m writing to step aside.”

Leveling Up – Simon Clarke

Leveling Up and Housing Secretary Simon Clarke has also announced his resignation. The former chief treasury secretary worked alongside Rishi Sunak when he was chancellor.

Announcing his departure, Clarke tweeted: “It has been a great privilege to serve as Secretary of State @luhc, working alongside some amazing people to #LevelUp our communities.”

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