Who is in Theresa May's cabinet and who's resigned?

Having suffered some of the heaviest walkout numbers of a British government, the Prime Minister could be forced to make drastic changes to her team.

Why will Theresa May have to have a reshuffle?

A reshuffle is an informal term for the PM switching around jobs in the Cabinet.

Ministers can be moved between departments or booted to the back benches as the head of Government decides on her new team.

Reshuffles are common following elections, high profile resignations, deaths or retirements and also in the wake of bad press.

Mrs May's Government was thrown into disarray after several minsters said they could not support her soft Brexit plans.

Is the new Cabinet finalised?

The most recent Cabinet reshuffle took place on July 9 after David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary.

He was replaced by Dominic Raab, another Leave supporter, who later also resigned after the PM revealed her proposed Brexit deal.

The Cabinet:

  • Theresa May, Prime Minister
  • Philip Hammond, Chancellor 
  • Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary 
  • Sajid Javid, Home Secretary
  • Stephen Barclay, Brexit Secretary
  • David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Defence
  • Baroness Evans, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords
  • Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State for International Development
  • Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport
  • Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
  • Andrea Leadsom, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Jeremy Wright, Culture Secretary
  • Elizabeth Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Julian Smith, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip)
  • Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • David Gauke, Justice Secretary
  • Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social care – previously Health Secretary
  • James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government – previously Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
  • Brandon Lewis, Tory party chairman
  • David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office
  • Caroline Noakes, Minister of State for Immigration
  • Geoffrey Cox, Attorney General
  • Claire Perry, Minister of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 
  • Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education
  • Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales

Other ministerial resignations

  • Jo Johnson – ex Transport minster
  • Shailesh Vara – ex Minister of State for Northern Ireland
  • Suella Braverman – ex Brexit minister


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