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Live Updates: Boris Johnson Reshuffles UK Government Following Brexit

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reshuffling his cabinet on Thursday, appointing a team he hopes will deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit .

The government reshuffle is not expected to be as explosive as could be expected, based on his senior adviser Dominic Cummings' well-publicised desire to see a radical reorganisation of government to fit Boris Johnson's agenda.

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on 31 January, completing a three-and-a-half-year process that began with the 2016 Brexit referendum. Until the year's end, the UK will be subject to EU rules and regulations as part of a transition period that gives both sides 11 months to strike agreements on a wide range of areas of cooperation, including trade.

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"It has been a real privilege to serve in government for the last six years ... I now look forward to focusing on my constituents," Leadsom said on Twitter.

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Britain's Northern Ireland minister Julian Smith said that he had left his role in government, saying on Twitter that serving the province had been a privilege.

"Serving the people of Northern Ireland has been the biggest privilege," Smith said. 

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