British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held the first post-“Brexit” reshuffle in the government on Thursday; the only major sensation was the resignation of Chancellor Sajid Javid.
According to some reports, Javid refused to stay on as Finance Minister after Johnson suggested that he dismiss all advisers and replace them with people from the Prime Minister’s office. Rishi Sunak, who previously served as Deputy Minister, became the new Chancellor.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, interior Minister Priti Patel, and defense Minister Ben Wallace have retained their posts.
As expected, Geoffrey Cox was fired as Attorney General. Suella Braverman, who previously worked in the now-dissolved “Brexit” Ministry, took his place.
Theresa Leadsom lost her post as a business Minister. Alok Sharma, who will also be responsible for the UN climate summit in Glasgow in November, took her position. After Sharma’s departure, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who previously worked for the Defense Ministry, took over the post of Minister for international development.
George Eustis replaced Theresa Villiers as the new Minister for the environment, food, and agriculture.
Brandon Lewis, who previously served as Deputy Home Secretary, will take up the post of Minister for Northern Ireland, a position that is gaining additional significance against the backdrop of Britain’s upcoming negotiations with the EU on future relations. He will replace Julian Smith.