David Cameron appointed foreign secretary

Former prime minister David Cameron has been appointed foreign secretary. He has also become a Lord.

Cameron replaces James Cleverly, who has been appointed Home Secretary, after Suella Braverman was sacked.

Cameron served as prime minister from 2010 to 2016, and resigned after the Brexit referendum and was replaced by Theresa May.

During his time as prime minister, Cameron oversaw austerity, the passing of the Health and Social Care Act and the legalisation of same-sex marriage in England and Wales, as well as the Scottish independence referendum.

Cameron is known as the prime minister who called the Brexit referendum in 2016. Cameron campaigned to remain, and resigned after the result.

On X, Cameron said: "While I have been out of front-line politics for the last seven years, I hope that my experience - as Conservative Leader for eleven years and Prime Minister for six - will assist me in helping the prime minister."

Jeremy Hunt is to remain as chancellor.

Steve Barclay has moved to environment secretary, and has been replaced as health secretary by Victoria Atkins.

Lee Rowley has been appointed housing minister at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. He replaces Rachel Maclean and becomes the 16th housing minister since the Conservatives came to power in 2010.

Neil O'Brien has stepped down as a health minister and Nick Gibb has asked to leave ministerial office as he intends to step down at the next election.

Schools minister Nick Gibb said: "Over the last few weeks I have been discussing taking up a diplomatic role after the general election," he says.

"To enable me to do so I have asked the prime minister if I can step down from the government at the reshuffle and he has agreed."

For the first time since the Conservatives came to power, there are no women in the top four cabinet positions.


Image: DFID - UK Department for International Development, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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