Boris Johnson sacks ministers as he begins Cabinet reshuffle


oris Johnson has started sacking ministers in a reshuffle to reshape his Government.

The Prime Minister is believed to be seeing Cabinet ministers, being axed, in his Commons office.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is thought to be among those losing his job.

Ministers being promoted are expected to be invited to Downing Street to be told their new posts.

Confirmation of the reshuffle came as Mr Johnson was on his feet in the Commons taking Prime Minister’s Questions.

During Prime Minister’s Questions, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel were sat to Mr Johnson’s left and Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg to his right – with other heavy hitters in the Cabinet not seen in the chamber.

A shake-up of the Prime Minister’s top team has been long expected in Westminster.

“The PM will on Wednesday conduct a reshuffle to put in place a strong and united team to Build Back Better from the pandemic,” the source said on Wednesday.

“On Tuesday the PM set out his plan for managing Covid during the autumn and winter.

“But the Government must also redouble our efforts to deliver on the people’s priorities.

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

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