Michael Gove is back in the Cabinet as Theresa May reshuffles her top team.
The former Justice Secretary was sacked by May when she became Prime Minister last year, and it seemed his frontline career was over while she remained in Downing Street.
Yet during May’s increasingly wobbly General Election campaign, Gove was frequently on television defending the Prime Minister, and it seems his actions have been rewarded.
Gove is now Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary, with fellow Brexiteer - and one-time Tory leadership contender - Andrea Leadsom moved to Leader of the Commons.
The reshuffle began on Sunday afternoon, but there were very few changes to May’s Cabinet.
Liz Truss was demoted from Justice Secretary to Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and although she will still attend Cabinet, she no longer has a department to run.
David Lidington will take over from Truss as Justice Secretary, having been promoted from Leader of the Commons.
May’s long-term ally Damian Green has been appointed Cabinet Office Minister, after previous holder Ben Gummer lost his seat last week, and will also serve as first Secretary of State - meaning he deputises for the Prime Minister when she is out of the country.
Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke replaces Green as Work and Pensions Secretary.
While some have been moved, Jeremy Hunt remains as Health Secretary, Greg Clark will remain as Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, and Liam Fox will stay as International Trade Secretary.
Education Secretary Justine Greening also keeps her job, despite reportedly being unhappy with May’s plan to introduce a new generation of grammar schools.
She will also stay as Minister for Women and Equalities.
Other non-movers include Sajid Javid, who stays as Communities and Local Government Secretary, Wales Secretary Alun Cairns and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.
Gavin Williamson stays as Chief Whip, meaning he has the huge task of trying to maintain discipline in the party as May tries to get her legislation through Parliament.
Ahead of the election result, it was expected that May would demote a number of her senior colleagues, including Chancellor Philip Hammond.
Yet her room for manoeuvre was greatly reduced by the election result and on Friday May confirmed Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon would stay in their posts.
Theresa May’s Cabinet – bold shows changes
Prime Minister – Theresa May
Chancellor of the Exchequer – Philip Hammond
Foreign Secretary – Boris Johnson
Home Secretary – Amber Rudd
Brexit Secretary – David Davies
Defence Secretary – Sir Michael Fallon
Education Secretary – Justine Greening
Work and Pensions Secretary – David Gauke
Justice Secretary – David Lidington
International Trade Secretary – Liam Fox
Business, Energy and Industrial Secretary – Greg Clark
Health Secretary – Jeremy Hunt
Transport Secretary – Chris Grayling
Communities and Local Government Secretary – Sajid Javid
Leader of the House of Commons – Andrea Leadsom
Scotland Secretary –
Wales Secretary – Alun Cairns
Northern Ireland Secretary – James Brokenshire
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary – Michael Gove
International Development Secretary – Priti Patel
Culture, Media and Sport Secretary – Karen Bradley
Cabinet Office Minister – Damian Green
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – Patrick McLoughlin
Leader of the House of Lords - Baroness Evans
Also attends Cabinet:
Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Liz Truss
Attorney General – Jeremy Wright
Chief Whip – Gavin Williamson
Home Office Minister - Brandon Lewis