Boris Johnson appoints new Cabinet team after brutal purge of Jeremy Hunt supporters
- Boris Johnson is appointing his Cabinet after becoming the UK's new prime minister.
- He began the process by sacking a swathe of former supporters of his defeated rival Jeremy Hunt.
- They were replaced by supporters of his campaign.
- Scroll below to read an updated list of the new members of Boris Johnson's first Cabinet.
- For more stories, go to Business Insider SA.
Boris Johnson is appointing his new Cabinet after a purge from government of supporters of his defeated leadership rival Jeremy Hunt.
Shortly after being confirmed as the United Kingdom's new prime minister on Wednesday afternoon, Johnson sacked a swathe of prominent supporters of Hunt's unsuccessful bid to be Conservative party leader.
Those on the way out included the former International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and the former Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt.
Hunt himself announced on Twitter that he had refused a demotion from Foreign Secretary and would return to the backbenches.
Johnson is expected to assemble a government with a record-breaking number of ethnic minority ministers.
Scroll down for live updates on who has been confirmed as members of Johnson's new-look government.
Sajid Javid — Chancellor of the Exchequer
Priti Patel — Home Secretary
Dominic Raab — Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State (de facto deputy prime minister)
Stephen Barclay — Brexit Secretary
Michael Gove — Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Ben Wallace — Defence Secretary
Liz Truss — Secretary of State for International Trade
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