UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

The prime minister had already confirmed on Friday, soon after the general election results were confirmed, that five of her top-most Cabinet posts will remain unchanged including Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd as home secretary, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, David Davis as Brexit secretary, and Michael Fallon in charge of the ministry of defence.

"I am flattered that Theresa May has asked me to re-join her team and I hope to play a part in ensuring that, as we prepare to leave the European Union and things like the Common Agricultural Policy no longer apply, that we safeguard what is best in our environment and make sure also those who make our countryside attractive and who keep it productive are at the heart of policymaking".

And on her own future, she said: "I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term".

Damian Green, the former work and pensions secretary, was named first secretary of state - effectively the deputy prime minister.

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Speaking to reporters in No 10, Mrs May said: "What I've done today is seen people from across the party accepting the invitation to be in my Cabinet and crucially I have brought in talent from across the whole of the Conservative Party". But what I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job.

Aylesbury's MP has a new role this afternoon. "But I think that's what's important, I think that's what the public would expect".

He said: "I am backing Theresa May".

May faces a crucial test on Monday when she addresses Conservative party MPs at a meeting of the powerful 1922 Committee but it appears that she will pursue a softer approach to Britain's departure from the EU.

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Other senior Tories - including the influential chairman of the '22, Graham Brady - said MPs would rally round, insisting there was no appetite for a damaging leadership contest which risked plunging them into a fresh general election.

May's replacement past year as interior minister, Amber Rudd, keeps her post, as does Defence Minister Michael Fallon.

"We are going to see, I hope, more collective decision-making in the Cabinet". The party is seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power.

He'd been Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Privy Council since 2016, Europe Minister before that.

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