Theresa May’s cabinet: Who’s in and who’s out?

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May

Theresa May is forming her new government after becoming Conservative prime minister, she will announce her full cabinet over the coming hours, but here’s what we know so far. The list will be updated as new appointments are made.

Campaigned to Remain in the European Union

The former home secretary, 59, becomes the UK’s second female prime minister in the wake of David Cameron’s resignation after the EU referendum. She had previously served in the Home Office for more than six years.

Chancellor of the Exchequer – Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond has been named Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was foreign secretary under David Cameron from 2014 to 2016, having previously served as defence and transport secretaries. He replaces George Osborne.

Mr. Hammond, 60, is seen at Westminster as the ultimate safe pair of hands. Sometimes mocked as “box office Phil” for what some see as his dull delivery, he forged a reputation in the shadow Treasury team as the Tories’ public spending “axeman”.

He was seen as a Eurosceptic who spoke of withdrawal if the EU was not reformed, but campaigned to remain in the referendum. He now has the job of steering Britain’s economy through the choppy post-Brexit waters. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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