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 correct 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 easiest Tories extensively tipped for demotion.

Ambitious MPs determined to climb the ladder have been standing by their telephones this morning on account of 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 number of weeks – the reshuffle is lastly on.

Read our Boris Johnson keep weblog beneath for the newest updates…

  • Nicholas Gutteridge3 minutes before now

    GAVIN GAVIN GONE

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

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

  • Jack Elsom2 minutes before now

    GAVIN GONE

    Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is not in his job. There’s no indication however when he is been given one completely different place.

  • Nicholas Gutteridge4 minutes before now

    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 place after impressing with his dealing with of the jabs rollout.

  • Nicholas Gutteridge10 minutes before now

    HE’S DOM FOR

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

    The worldwide secretary initially refused to return dwelling from his journey 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 may 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 go looking out his future.

    Credit: Reuters

     

  • Jack Elsom26 minutes before now

    RAAB ARRIVES AT THE COMMONS

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

  • Jack Elsom29 minutes before now

    TRUSS ON TOP

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

    A ballot of social gathering activists by the grassroots ConservativeHome web site on-line reveals her internet satisfaction score 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 before now

    DON’T GET CARRIED AWAY

    During Boris Johnson’s premiership there was a lot concentrate on of the affect wielded by his companion Carrie.

    The ex Tory comms guru famously gained an have an effect on battle with Dominic Cummings that led to the easiest aide leaving Downing Street.

    But the PM’s official spokesman correct now insisted Ms Johnson had no sway in her husband’s alternate options.

    The PM and Carrie Johnson at the Euros
    The PM and Carrie Johnson at the EurosCredit: AP
  • Nicholas Gutteridge45 minutes before now

    PRIVATE BO-MENT

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

    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 an opportunity to smile for the cameras.

    Boris is ready to reshuffle his Cabinet correct now, ahead of transferring onto juggling junior ministerial jobs tomorrow.

  • Natasha Clark47 minutes before now

    CLAWS OUT

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

    The PM will soar over correct proper right here to hold on his reshuffle correct proper right here afterward.

    Larry's job appears safe this morning as he confidently pads around outside No10
    Larry’s job seems protected this morning as he confidently pads spherical exterior No10Credit: AP
  • Natasha Clark50 minutes before now

    RESHUFFLE UNDERWAY

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

    It’s at present taking place all through the PM’s Parliamentary workplace, they acknowledged.

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

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

    No data on how extended it’d closing every… buckle in!

  • Nicholas Gutteridge54 minutes before now

    TAKING IT FOR GRANT-ED

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

    The transport secretary is extensively thought-about to have been one among many Government’s bigger performers all by way of the pandemic.

    While colleagues fret over their futures he is been taking all through 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 staff at his division merely now.

    The training 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 all by way of the pandemic.

    Rumours have swirled that the PM is lining him as so much as commerce 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 – nonetheless 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 every.

    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 all through 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 furthermore smiled as sat beside the PM on the inexperienced benches.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:15

    IT’S ON, IT’S ON!

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

    “Yesterday the PM set out his plan for managing COVID all by way of the autumn and winter.

    “But the federal authorities should furthermore redouble our efforts to ship on the dad and mom’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 all through the chamber are clearly buoyed by the concentrate on of a reshuffle on the having fun with taking part in playing cards, and are eager to level their assist for the PM.

    Here’s Kate’s take from contained throughout 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 correct now in a present of assist for British farmers.

    Boris appeared to have his wheat lapel inside his pocket in its place
    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 must concentrate on Universal Credit correct now – as he is obtained a key debate afterward the same downside.

    The opposition are pushing on ministers to maintain the additional £20 every week enhance which was put in place all by way of the pandemic – nonetheless the PM is standing firm.

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

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

    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 all through the chamber to cheers all through the chamber.

    Several MPs present 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 aspect is Jacob Rees Mogg, the Commons chief.

    Does that point out they’re protected?

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

    DOMSDAY FOR RAAB?

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

    He acquired proper right here beneath heavy fire for failing to hurry as soon as extra from an costly journey in Crete on account of the Taliban seized Kabul.

    Mr Raab insisted he was working tirelessly whereas on the Greek isle and snapped as soon as extra at tales he was topping up his tan.

    As First Secretary of State, he’s the PM’s most senior Cabinet Minister, which implies its unlikely he’ll be completely sacked from the Government.

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

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 12:01

    PM LEAVES FOR COMMONS

    Boris is snapped leaving Downing Street ahead of 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 completely completely different secrets and techniques and strategies and methods may presumably be in there?

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

    TIME FOR A GOSSIP

    It’s nearly time for PMQs, which suggests 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, making an attempt relaxed, in response to our Deputy Political Editor Kate Ferguson.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 11:57

    IS IT ON?

    Cabinet ministers are getting twitchy – there is a full lot of hypothesis going spherical Whitehall this morning.

  • Natasha ClarkToday, 11:50

    PLOTTING THE SHUFFLE

    Here is the PM closing evening time time at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards.

    Is he considering rigorously about which ministers he will ditch?

    Decisions, alternate options…

    The PM last night in London
    The PM closing evening time time in LondonCredit: Darren Fletcher

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