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Cabinet reshuffle 2021: Boris Johnson will overhaul team TODAY with Gavin Williamson & Dominic Raab among MPs at risk

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Boris appeared to have his wheat lapel inside his pocket instead

BORIS Johnson will lastly reshuffle his Cabinet right now following weeks of fevered hypothesis about who’s on the up – and who’s for the chop. 

Downing Street confirmed the PM will overhaul his prime team this afternoon in a long-awaited shake-up that will see senior ministers turfed out of their jobs.

Embattled Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab are among the highest Tories extensively tipped for demotion.

Ambitious MPs determined to climb the ladder have been standing by their telephones this morning because the Westminster hearsay mill went into overdrive.

For weeks the PM has dangled the prospect of a reshuffle to whip rebellious MPs into line for a sequence of crunch votes.

Now – as he seems to reset his premiership with the annual Conservative Party convention in a couple of weeks – the reshuffle is lastly on.

Read our Boris Johnson live weblog beneath for the most recent updates…

  • Nicholas Gutteridge3 minutes in the past

    GAVIN GAVIN GONE

    Gavin Williamson has confirmed that he is been sacked as Education Secretary.

    In a Twitter put up he says he is pleased with the “transformational reforms” he launched that “will create better life opportunities for pupils and students for many years to come”.

  • Jack Elsom2 minutes in the past

    GAVIN GONE

    Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is now not in his job. There’s no indication but if he is been given one other place.

  • Nicholas Gutteridge4 minutes in the past

    DON’T LOOK VACC

    Nadhim Zahawi has been noticed arriving at Parliament in a limousine.

    The vaccines minister has been tipped for promotion to a Cabinet position after impressing with his dealing with of the jabs rollout.

  • Nicholas Gutteridge10 minutes in the past

    HE’S DOM FOR

    Dominic Raab’s destiny was sealed by his extensively criticised dealing with of the Afghanistan disaster final month.

    The international secretary initially refused to return house from his vacation at a 5* resort in Crete to supervise the evacuation efforts.

    He was accused of being asleep on the job and a slew of briefings in opposition to him then additional undermined his place.

    Mr Raab can also be the de facto deputy PM – a job he may cling on to regardless of being demoted.

    Here he’s leaving the Foreign Office to find his destiny.

    Credit: Reuters

     

  • Jack Elsom26 minutes in the past

    RAAB ARRIVES AT THE COMMONS

    Dominic Raab has arrived at Parliament, the place Boris Johnson will perform his sackings.

  • Jack Elsom29 minutes in the past

    TRUSS ON TOP

    Trade Secretary Liz Truss is essentially the most favored Cabinet Minister among Tory members.

    A ballot of social gathering activists by the grassroots ConservativeHome web site reveals her web satisfaction ranking as +85.2, forward of Rishi Sunak on +74.5.

    Bottom of the heap is Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on -53.5.

    A minister beneath David Cameron, Truss is the longest serving member of the Cabinet and has been tipped to interchange Dominic Raab at the Foreign Office.

    Liz Truss attending Cabinet yesterday
    Liz Truss attending Cabinet yesterdayCredit: Getty
  • Jack Elsom43 minutes in the past

    DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY

    During Boris Johnson’s premiership there was a lot discuss of the affect wielded by his spouse Carrie.

    The ex Tory comms guru famously gained an influence battle with Dominic Cummings that led to the highest aide leaving Downing Street.

    But the PM’s official spokesman right now insisted Ms Johnson had no sway in her husband’s selections.

    The PM and Carrie Johnson at the Euros
    The PM and Carrie Johnson at the EurosCredit: AP
  • Nicholas Gutteridge45 minutes in the past

    PRIVATE BO-MENT

    The PM is predicted to name Cabinet ministers dealing with the chop into his Commons workplace first to ship the dangerous news.

    Doing so will spare them the humiliating stroll alongside Downing St in entrance of the world’s media after shedding their jobs.

    Those set for promotion will then be invited to No 10 afterward, giving them a possibility to smile for the cameras.

    Boris is ready to reshuffle his Cabinet right now, earlier than transferring onto juggling junior ministerial jobs tomorrow.

  • Natasha Clark47 minutes in the past

    CLAWS OUT

    Larry the Downing Street cat, chief mouser to the Cabinet workplace, is protecting an in depth eye on the potential cupboard arrivals.

    The PM will jump over right here to hold on his reshuffle right here afterward.

    Larry's job appears safe this morning as he confidently pads around outside No10
    Larry’s job seems secure this morning as he confidently pads round exterior No10Credit: AP
  • Natasha Clark50 minutes in the past

    RESHUFFLE UNDERWAY

    The PM’s spokesperson confirms the reshuffle is now underway. He will not go into when the PM first began to plan issues… contemplating that they stated yesterday there have been “no plans” for one.

    It’s at present going down within the PM’s Parliamentary workplace, they stated.

    We can anticipate to see cupboard ministers and MPs going up the Downing Street path within the mid afternoon.

    It’s anticipated that Cabinet ministers will be reshuffled right now, and junior ones tomorrow.

    No news on how lengthy it’d final both… buckle in!

  • Nicholas Gutteridge54 minutes in the past

    TAKING IT FOR GRANT-ED

    One Cabinet minister who’s displaying no indicators of nerves about right now’s reshuffle is Grant Shapps.

    The transport secretary is extensively thought of to have been one of many Government’s higher performers throughout the pandemic.

    While colleagues fret over their futures he is been taking within the sights testing London’s new fleet of river buses.

  • Nicholas GutteridgeToday, 12:48

    GAV IT AWAY

    Gavin Williamson is claimed to have delivered a farewell speech to workers at his division simply now.

    The schooling secretary “knows he’s done” and will be axed on this afternoon’s reshuffle, in response to HuffPost.

    The gaffe-prone Cabinet minister had been extensively tipped for the chop after a sequence of missteps throughout the pandemic.

    Rumours have swirled that the PM is lining him as much as exchange Brandon Lewis as Northern Ireland secretary.

  • Jack ElsomToday, 12:37

    WHO WILL BE SITTING ROUND THE TABLE NEXT WEEK?

    This is an image of yesterday’s Cabinet assembly – however there will be some new faces quickly.

    Credit: Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing St

     

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:28

    NOT ON THE BENCH

    Are Dominic Raab, the Foreign Sec, and Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary…

    Work and Pensions boss Therese Coffey not there both.

    Is {that a} signal they’re about to get the boot?

  • Jack ElsomToday, 12:23

    PANTO SEASON

    Boris Johnson appeared in buoyant temper this afternoon as he taunted Keir Starmer within the Commons chamber.

    The PM teased that “panto season had come early” after Labour MPs jeered that taxes have been going “up up up” beneath the Tories.

    Conservative MPs erupted into suits of laughter, whereas Rishi Sunak additionally smiled as sat beside the PM on the inexperienced benches.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:15

    IT’S ON, IT’S ON!

    A No10 supply says: “The PM will right now conduct a reshuffle to place in place a powerful and united team to Build Back Better from the pandemic.

    “Yesterday the PM set out his plan for managing COVID throughout the autumn and winter.

    “But the federal government should additionally redouble our efforts to ship on the folks’s priorities.

    “The PM will be appointing ministers this afternoon with a focus on uniting and levelling up the whole country.”

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:14

    ROWDY MPS

    The MPs within the chamber are clearly buoyed by the discuss of a reshuffle on the playing cards, and are eager to indicate their assist for the PM.

    Here’s Kate’s take from contained in the House of Commons chamber.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:13

    CAN THE PM SEPARATE THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF?

    Dozens of MPs are carrying wheat lapels right now in a present of assist for British farmers.

    Boris appeared to have his wheat lapel inside his pocket as a substitute
    It's in honour of backing British Farming Day
    It’s in honour of backing British Farming Day

     

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:10

    STARMER IN

    Labour boss Sir Keir Starmer desires to concentrate on Universal Credit right now – as he is obtained a key debate afterward the identical challenge.

    The opposition are pushing on ministers to maintain the additional £20 every week enhance which was put in place throughout the pandemic – however the PM is standing agency.

    Sir Keir skewers him over the advantages shake-up, saying hundreds of thousands will be hit exhausting by the reduce.

    The PM raises the cruel taper charge for these on Universal Credit too, which take chunks out of revenue.

    Labour boss Sir Starmer grilling the PM ahead of the expected reshuffle
    Labour boss Sir Starmer grilling the PM forward of the anticipated reshuffle
  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:04

    CHEERS FOR PM

    Boris arrives within the chamber to cheers within the chamber.

    Several MPs supply him their condolences on the unhappy demise of his mum, Charlotte, earlier this week.

    The PM is flanked by his Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and Priti Patel, the Home Secretary.

    On the opposite facet is Jacob Rees Mogg, the Commons chief.

    Does that imply they’re secure?

    MPs cheer the PM as he arrives for PMQs today
    MPs cheer the PM as he arrives for PMQs right now
  • Jack ElsomToday, 12:01

    DOMSDAY FOR RAAB?

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is battling to cling on following a bruising month within the headlines.

    He got here beneath heavy hearth for failing to hurry again from a luxurious vacation in Crete because the Taliban seized Kabul.

    Mr Raab insisted he was working tirelessly whereas on the Greek isle and snapped again at stories he was topping up his tan.

    As First Secretary of State, he’s the PM’s most senior Cabinet Minister, that means its unlikely he’ll be utterly sacked from the Government.

    But he may lose the prized Foreign Office job – one of many prime 4 “Great Offices of State” in Cabinet.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:01

    PM LEAVES FOR COMMONS

    Boris is snapped leaving Downing Street earlier than making a splash over to the House of Commons for PMQs.

    He’s carrying a chunky crimson folder of briefing notes for the event… what different secrets and techniques may presumably be in there?

    PM looking relaxed as he leaves Downing Street this lunchtime
    PM trying relaxed as he leaves Downing Street this lunchtimeCredit: AFP
  • Natasha ClarkToday, 11:59

    TIME FOR A GOSSIP

    It’s practically time for PMQs, which implies we’ll get to see the Commons chamber packed with MPs hoping for a job, a promotion, or to remain of their positions.

    Rishi and Priti are already there, trying relaxed, in response to our Deputy Political Editor Kate Ferguson.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 11:57

    IS IT ON?

    Cabinet ministers are getting twitchy – there’s a whole lot of hypothesis going round Whitehall this morning.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 11:50

    PLOTTING THE SHUFFLE

    Here is the PM final night time at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards.

    Is he considering rigorously about which ministers he will ditch?

    Decisions, selections…

    The PM last night in London
    The PM final night time in LondonCredit: Darren Fletcher

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