As it happened: PM reshuffles cabinet

Key points

  • Prime Minister David Cameron is reshuffling the Conservative members of his cabinet
  • William Hague has stood down as foreign secretary but will stay in the Cabinet as Leader of the Commons
  • Philip Hammond is the new foreign secretary; Michael Fallon replaces him in defence
  • Michael Gove is being moved from education to be Commons chief whip
  • Two women, Liz Truss and Nicky Morgan, have been promoted to the cabinet; Esther McVey will attend cabinet
  • Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and Welsh Secretary David Jones are among those sacked

Live text


  • Alex Morrison 
  • Richard Irvine-Brown 
  • Lyndsey Telford 
  • Mamdouh Akbiek 
  • Mohamed Madi 
  • Tom Moseley 
  • Alex Kleiderman 

Last updated 14 July 2014

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