UK Politics

Reshuffle at-a-glance: In, out and moved about

Prime Minister David Cameron is reshuffling his top team, with details of new appointments and exits being unveiled.

William Hague (moved)

  • Was foreign secretary, now leader of the House of Commons

Mr Hague has left his job as foreign secretary, but will remain in the cabinet as leader of the Commons before leaving Parliament at the next election. He led the Conservative Party between 1997 and 2001, and shadowed the Foreign Office brief for five years before taking the helm at the department in 2010.

Philip Hammond (moved)

  • Was defence secretary, now foreign secretary

Mr Hammond has left the Ministry of Defence to become foreign secretary. He has been defence secretary since 2011, having previously held the transport brief.

Michael Gove (moved)

  • Was education secretary, now chief whip

Mr Gove has left his job as education secretary after four years. He will become Chief Whip in the House of Commons, responsible for party discipline. Downing Street said he would also have an "enhanced role in campaigning and doing broadcast media interviews".

Nicky Morgan (promoted to Cabinet)

  • Was a junior Treasury minister, now education secretary

Mrs Morgan has been made education secretary, taking over from Mr Gove. The former lawyer has been a Treasury minister since 2013, having joined the government a year earlier. She will continue in her role as minister for women.

Liz Truss (promoted to Cabinet)

  • Was an education minister, now secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs

The 38-year Ms Truss becomes secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs. An MP since 2010, Ms Truss joined the government in 2012 as an education minister.

Jeremy Wright (promoted to cabinet)

  • Was a junior justice minister, now attorney general

The 41-year-old was first elected to Parliament in 2005, becoming a Conservative whip in opposition from 2007-2010 and then in government for two years before becoming a minister in the Ministry of Justice. He has now been promoted to cabinet as attorney general.

Michael Fallon (promoted to Cabinet)

  • Was a business and energy minister, now defence secretary

Mr Fallon, a Conservative MP since 1983, has been made defence secretary. He is regarded as a trouble-shooter who deals effectively with crises. Previously he held three jobs - as a business minister, minister of state for energy and minister for Portsmouth.

Stephen Crabb (promoted to Cabinet)

  • Was a junior Welsh Office minister, now Welsh secretary

The MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire joins the cabinet as secretary of state for Wales. He has been a junior minister in the Welsh Office since 2012, having been first elected to Parliament in 2010.

Baroness Stowell (promoted to Cabinet)

  • Was a local government minister, now leader of the House of Lords

The Conservative peer is to become leader of the House of Lords. A former civil servant, she worked as deputy chief of staff to William Hague when he was Conservative leader in the late 1990s. After a spell working in corporate affairs for the BBC, she was ennobled in 2011. Since then, she has served as a whip and a junior minister for local government.

Greg Clark (moved)

  • Keeps existing Cabinet Office role but gains higher education and science brief

Mr Clark retains his job as minister for the constitution and cities in the Cabinet Office. But he has been given additional responsibilities as minister for science and universities.

Matthew Hancock (moved)

  • Gets more senior role in business department and takes on role of energy minister

The MP, who is a close ally of Chancellor George Osborne, is taking on Michael Fallon's old portfolio of jobs as minister of state for energy, business and Portsmouth.

Nick Boles (moved)

  • Was planning minister, now skills and enterprise minister

Nick Boles has been appointed as minister of state at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education. David Cameron said part of his brief will be equal marriage implementation.

Mike Penning (moved)

  • Was work and pensions minister, now policing and criminal justice minister

Mr Penning (above) moves from the Department for Work and Pensions to a joint ministerial role in both the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

John Hayes (moved)

  • Becomes minister of state at the Department for Transport

John Hayes becomes minister of state in the Department for Transport will retaining his existing responsibilities at the Cabinet Office.

Mark Harper (brought back)

  • Returns to government as minister for disabled people

The MP quit his role as immigration minister earlier this year after admitting to having employed an illegal immigrant as a cleaner. He is now back as minister of state in the Department for Work and Pensions.

Claire Perry (promoted)

  • Was a government whip, now a junior transport minister

The former investment banker, who became MP for Devizes in 2010, moves from the whips office to become a junior transport minister.

Anna Soubry (promoted)

  • Promoted to more senior role at Ministry of Defence

Anna Soubry, a former barrister and journalist, has been promoted to minister of state in the Ministry of Defence, having held a more junior position for the past year.

Amber Rudd (promoted)

  • Was a whip, now a junior energy minister

Amber Rudd, a former aide to George Osborne, also gets a promotion from the whips office to junior minister at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, with responsibility for energy efficiency, fuel poverty, carbon budgets and the green industry.

Priti Patel (brought in)

  • Was not previously in government, now exchequer secretary to the Treasury

Priti Patel joins George Osborne's Treasury team as Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, replacing David Gauke, who himself is promoted to Financial Secretary. The former public relations consultant has yet to serve in government and has rebelled in the past over the issue of an EU referendum.

Penny Mordaunt (brought in)

  • Was an unpaid ministerial aide, now a local government and communities minister

Penny Mordaunt joins the government as a junior minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government. The MP has served as an unpaid ministerial aide to the defence secretary for the past few years and made a splash, literally, by taking part in a reality TV show in which contestants learned how to dive.

Robert Buckland (brought in)

  • Joins government as solicitor general

Robert Buckland, the MP for Swindon South since 2010, becomes solicitor general - the second most senior law officer in the government. The barrister is one of the most pro-European voices in the party.

Andrew Murrison (moved)

  • Moved from Ministry of Defence to Northern Ireland Office

The former Royal Naval medical officer and doctor leaves the Ministry of Defence and becomes a junior minister at the Northern Ireland Office.

Nick Gibb (brought back)

  • Returns to government as education minister

One of a rare breed, the so-called ministerial re-treads, who return to government after having been sacked. He was ousted as schools minister in the 2012 reshuffle. He now returns to the Department for Education.

Desmond Swayne (moved)

  • Was a whip, now an international development minister

A former soldier and jogging partner of David Cameron, Mr Swayne moves from the whips office to a junior ministerial role at the department for international development.

Julian Brazier (brought in)

  • Joins government as defence minister

The 60-year old former soldier was briefly a ministerial aide in 1992-3 and gets his first taste of government at for more than 20 years. He has been an MP since 1987.

Brooks Newmark (brought in)

  • Joins government as junior Cabinet Office minister

The US-born MP for Braintree joins the government for the first time. He takes over responsibility for civil society issues, such as volunteering, charities and social enterprise.

George Freeman (brought in)

  • Joins government as business and health minister

One of the "class of 2010" MPs to be rewarded with their first job in government. His junior ministerial role straddles the Department of Health and the Department for Business. Before entering Parliament, he had a career in the biomedical venture capital industry.

Sam Gyimah (brought in)

  • Was aide to David Cameron, now a junior education minister

Sam Gyimah's promotion is perhaps one of the least surprising announcements in the reshuffle. For the last year, he has been a ministerial aide to David Cameron - a traditional springboard for ministerial office. He now becomes a junior minister at the Department for Education.

Alun Cairns (brought in)

  • Becomes junior minister at Wales Office

Mr Cairns has been Conservative MP for Vale of Glamorgan since 2010. He is a former banker and used to represent South Wales West in the Welsh Assembly.

Tobias Ellwood (brought in)

  • Joins government as junior Foreign Office minister

Mr Ellwood has worked as an aide for Liam Fox when he was defence secretary between 2010 and 2011, and was until recently the aide to Europe Minister David Lidington.

Jo Johnson (moved)

  • Moves to more senior Cabinet Office role

Boris Johnson's younger brother gets a promotion at the Cabinet Office, moving from unpaid parliamentary secretary to minister of state. The former journalist, who was also a whip before the reshuffle, remains as the head of the No 10 Policy Unit.

Ken Clarke (out)

  • Was minister without portfolio, has now left government

Mr Clarke, who attended cabinet as minister without portfolio, has left the government. He had held a number of top cabinet positions under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including home secretary and chancellor of the exchequer. During his 44 years in the Commons, Mr Clarke spent more than 20 years as a minister.

Owen Paterson (out)

  • Was environment secretary, has now left government

Mr Paterson will no longer be environment secretary, a post he has held since 2012 when he replaced Caroline Spelman. Prior to that, he had served in the cabinet as Northern Ireland secretary.

David Jones (out)

  • Was Welsh secretary, has now left government
Image caption Mr Jones leaves his post after just 22 months in the job

Mr Jones has been sacked as Welsh secretary, having been in the cabinet post for two years. He had previously been a more junior minister in the Wales Office.

Sir George Young (out)

  • Was chief whip, has now left government

Sir George has resigned as chief whip. He was the leader of the Commons from 2010 to 2012. The 72-year-old North West Hampshire MP is one of the most experienced members of the coalition government, having held office under Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

David Willetts (out)

  • Was universities and science minister, has now left government

Mr Willetts, the MP for Havant who was dubbed "two brains" by colleagues, has resigned as universities minister. He served as Paymaster General under John Major. He will also step down as an MP next year.

Hugh Robertson (out)

  • Was a Foreign Office minister, has now left government

The MP for Faversham and Mid Kent has quit as a Foreign Office minister. He previously played a key role in delivering the 2012 Olympics as sports minister between 2010 and 2013.

Greg Barker (out)

  • Was climate change minister, has now left government

Mr Barker has left his job as an energy and climate change minister - a post he has held since 2010. He was one of the first MPs to support David Cameron in the 2005 Tory leadership contest.

Nick Hurd (out)

  • Was Big Society minister, has now left the government

The MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, son of former foreign secretary Lord Hurd, has quit his job as minister for civil society after four years. He leaves the government.

Alan Duncan (out)

  • Was international development minister, has now left government

Mr Duncan, one of the most high-profile gay ministers in government, has resigned as international development minister, a post he has held since 2010.

Andrew Robathan (out)

  • Was junior Northern Ireland minister, has now left government

Mr Robathan, a former soldier, has resigned as Northern Ireland minister. He was previously a defence minister until the October 2013 reshuffle.

Damian Green (out)

  • Was policing minister, has now left government

Mr Green has resigned as policing minister. He had been immigration minister from 2010 to 2012.

Cabinet ministers and others staying in their jobs

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
  • Home Secretary Theresa May
  • Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
  • Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin
  • Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers
  • International Development Secretary Justine Greening
  • Justice Secretary Chris Grayling
  • Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith
  • Culture Secretary Sajid Javid
  • Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles
  • Conservative chairman Grant Shapps
  • Employment minister Esther McVey (but will attend cabinet)
  • Minister for government policy Oliver Letwin
  • Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude
  • Culture minister Ed Vaizey (promoted to minister of state)
  • Local Government minister Brandon Lewis (promoted to minister of state)