Theresa May continues major reshuffle of Government

PRIME Minister Theresa May is continuing to reshape the Government with an ally of sacked Cabinet minister Michael Gove the latest to leave his job.

PM Theresa May continues reshuffle of Government. Picture: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire
PM Theresa May continues reshuffle of Government. Picture: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire

Downing Street announced that Dominic Raab has left his ministerial post at the Ministry of Justice, the department previously headed up by Mr Gove.

As human rights minister, Mr Raab took the lead on controversial plans to scrap the Human Rights Act to replace it with a British Bill of Rights.

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Former solicitor general Sir Oliver Heald was promoted to a minister of state role at the department.

Meanwhile, Philip Dunne was moved from the Ministry of Defence to become a minister of state at Health.

Nick Hurd was moved from International Development to become a Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Lord Price was appointed Minister of State at the Department for International Trade.

Foreign Minister James Duddridge announced that he was also leaving the Government, having been in post since August 2014.

He tweeted: “Sad to be leaving a great team at the Foreign Office. More time in Southend and will also keep up with friends in Africa”.

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