Boris Johnson appointed new cupboard members after a number of give up – simply moments earlier than he stepped down himself as prime minister.
The PM began making the appointments lower than an hour earlier than he introduced his resignation at 12.30pm – and revealed he can be staying on till one other a Tory chief has been chosen.
Greg Clarke was the primary appointment on Thursday morning as he was made levelling up secretary, changing Michael Gove who Mr Johnson fired the day earlier than for telling him he needed to go.
Mr Clarke is the previous enterprise secretary underneath Theresa Might and beforehand challenged Mr Johnson on Brexit.
Equipment Malthouse, deputy mayor for policing when Mr Johnson was Mayor of London, was then appointed chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
The position was beforehand Steve Barclay’s, who was moved to well being secretary after Sajid Javid kicked off the avalanche of resignations on Tuesday night. Mr Gove held the position earlier than him.
James Cleverly was appointed as schooling secretary after Nadhim Zahawi was moved to chancellor following Rishi Sunak’s resignation.
A former management hopeful who then backed Mr Johnson, Mr Cleverly has been promoted from Europe and North America minister.
Sir Robert Buckland was then appointed as Wales Secretary, taking up from Simon Hart who give up on Wednesday after becoming a member of a delegation of cupboard ministers who went to Downing Avenue to inform Mr Johnson to go.
Sir Robert, who’s Welsh however is MP for South Swindon, was prisons minister and earlier than that was solicitor common for England and Wales.
Shailesh Vara has turn out to be the brand new Northern Eire Secretary after Brandon Lewis stepped down on Thursday morning following a prolonged assembly in Downing Avenue.
Andrew Stephenson, who was transport minister, has been appointed minister with out portfolio and can attend cupboard.