Boris Johnson Retains His Post
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, as anticipated, has retained his position amid the ongoing Cabinet reshuffle, the UK Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.
David Lidington Appointed as Minister for UK Cabinet Office
On Monday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Justice Secretary David Lidington as minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, May's office said.
Lidington was appointed to serve as the UK Justice Secretary in the wake of parliamentary elections held on June 8, 2017.
The Independent newspaper reported, citing May's office, that he would also chair several Brexit committees. These were previously overseen by Damian Green, who resigned in December 2017 over a scandal involving pornographic images found on his parliamentary computer.
Brandon Lewis Becomes New Chair of UK Conservative Party
Brandon Lewis became a new chair of the UK Conservative Party and a minister without portfolio, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said on Monday.
Earlier in the day, the Conservative Party said that McLoughlin would be replaced by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling. However, the tweet with this information was later deleted.