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Truss replaces Raab in reshuffle as Zahawi gets education role following Williamson’s exit – UK politics live

Michael Gove new housing secretary, Nadhim Zahawi rewarded for vaccine role; Nadine Dorries new culture secretary; Buckland and Jenrick out

The PM has just tweeted this, concluding today’s cabinet reshuffle.

The Cabinet I have appointed today will work tirelessly to unite and level up the whole country.

We will build back better from the pandemic and deliver on your priorities.

Now let’s get on with the job.

The new education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, says he’s honoured to be working at the Department for Education in his new role:

Children and young people have had a tough time during this pandemic and I’ll be listening to them and their families as we accelerate our work to build back better and fairer.

From my own experience, I know what a beacon of opportunity this country can be and I want all children, young people and adults to have access to a brilliant education, the right qualifications and opportunities to secure good jobs. That’s both vital for them and also our economy and is more important now than ever before.

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