Theresa May has this morning sacked Michael Gove, Nicky Morgan and John Whittingdale from Government as she fleshes out her new Cabinet.
The new Prime Minister appointed Liz Truss as the new Justice Secretary, while Justine Greening is now in charge of Education.
David Cameron’s former Parliamentary aide, Gavin Williamson, is Chief Whip and ex-Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is Conservative Party Chairman.
Andrea Leadsom, who dropped out of the Tory leadership race leading to May’s coronation as Prime Minister, has been appointed Environment Secretary.
Sajid Javid, the ex-business secretary, has been chosen to head the Communities and Local Government portfolio.
Previously immigration minister, James Brokenshire will now take up the Northern Ireland Secretary position.
Despite rumours Jeremy Hunt had been axed as Health Secretary, May has kept him in post.
Chris Grayling, a lead Brexit campaigner who quickly backed May for the leadership, has been appointed Transport Secretary.
Stephen Crabb has quit as Work and Pensions Secretary, saying that stepping down from Government was “in the best interests of my family”.
The former leadership contender was left embarrassed at the weekend after The Times revealed details of messages between the married of father-of-two and a young woman, in which he made sexual comments.
He has been replaced at DWP by Damian Green.
Priti Patel is the new International Development Secretary, but fellow Brexit campaigner Theresa Villiers has been axed as Northern Ireland Secretary, and leaves the Government after turning down a junior position.
Alun Cairns stays as Wales Secretary, and Karen Bradley becomes Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.
Greg Clarke has been moved to the new department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Gove came third in the leadership race to succeed David Cameron, but made some enemies in the party for withdrawing his support for fellow Brexiter Boris Johnson’s bid to be Prime Minister at the eleventh hour.
Joining the now-former Justice Secretary on the backbenches is Nicky Morgan, who has been sacked from the Government.
Morgan, who succeeded Gove as Education Secretary two years ago, also backed him in the leadership contest.
Whittingdale, a Brexit campaigner, only joined the Cabinet as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary last May, but has now been sacked from Government.
Another person to face the chop is Oliver Letwin, who as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster was one of Cameron’s key advisors. That role has been taken by McLoughlin, along with his role as party chairman.
The sackings of the Cabinet ministers comes the morning after George Osborne - who had been Chancellor for six years - was also told his services were no longer required by May.
But while Gove and Osborne have faced demotions, former London Mayor Boris Johnson was yesterday revealed as the new Foreign Secretary in a surprising move.
Philip Hammond was made the new Chancellor, while Liam Fox returned to Cabinet after a five year absence in the newly-created role of International Trade Secretary.
David Davis was appointed Brexit Secretary, Amber Rudd succeeded May as Home Secretary, while Michael Fallon remains Defence Secretary.
- Chancellor - Philip HammondLaura Lean/PA Wire
- Foreign Secretary - Boris JohnsonGareth Fuller/PA Wire
- Home Secretary - Amber RuddGareth Fuller/PA Wire
- Brexit Secretary - David DavisGareth Fuller/PA Wire
- International Trade Secretary - Liam FoxGareth Fuller/PA Wire
- Defence Secretary - Michael FallonGareth Fuller/PA Wire
- Justice Secretary - Liz TrussDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Education Secretary - Justine GreeningDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Chief Whip - Gavin WilliamsonDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Health Secretary - Jeremy HuntDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Northern Ireland Secretary - James BrokenshireAndrew Matthews/PA Wire
- Conservative Party Chairman - Patrick McLoughlinDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Communities and Local Government Secretary - Sajid JavidDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary - Andrea LeadsomDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Work And Pensions Secretary - Damian GreenDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- Transport Secretary - Chris GrarylingDominic Lipinski/PA Wire
- International Development Secretary - Priti PatelAndrew Matthews/PA Wire
- Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Greg ClarkGareth Fuller/PA Wire
- Wales Secretary - Alun CairnsAndrew Matthews/PA Wire
- Scotland Secretary - David MundellSteve Parsons/PA Wire
- Chief Secretary to the Treasury - David GaukeAndrew Matthews/PA Wire
- Leader of the Commons - David LidingtonLuca Bruno/AP
- Attorney General - Jeremy WrightAndrew Matthews/PA Wire
- Cabinet Office Minister - Ben GummerAndrew Matthews/PA Wire