‘Boris Johnson today appointed Rishi Sunak as his new Chancellor following the bombshell resignation of Sajid Javid as the Prime Minister carried out a dramatic reshuffle of his Cabinet.
The PM began the day by sacking a handful of prominent ministers in order to make way for Tory rising stars.
He made relatively unknown former Brexit minister Suella Braverman his Attorney General, promoted International Development Secretary Alok Sharma to the role of Business Secretary and handed the global aid brief to junior defence minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan. ‘
Read more: Boris unveils his new Cabinet: PM makes ex-Brexit minister Suella Braverman Attorney General, promotes Alok Sharma to Business Secretary and makes Rishi Sunak, 39, Chancellor – but sacks Andrea Leadsom, Esther McVey and Geoffrey Cox in brutal reshuffle