UK’s Theresa May Shuffles Cabinet, Seeks Deal to Cling to Power

UK’s Theresa May Shuffles Cabinet, Seeks Deal to Cling to Power

He’s now the new Environment Secretary.

But Gove, who was dumped after losing out to May in the leadership race, has largely stuck to the role of loyal Tory backbencher – albeit with a lucrative sideline in journalism.

Meanwhile, returned Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark retained his post as business secretary in Mrs May’s cabinet.

While Gove’s personal views on environmental issues remain relatively unknown, the MP did recently speak out about European Union rules regarding the development of new homes in environmentally sensitive areas.

The former Education Secretary also has a mixed voting record on fuel taxes, incentives for clean energy, and stronger regulation on fracking, and is said to have “generally voted against measures to prevent climate change”.

Watson writes: “Given your failure to secure a parliamentary majority and the consequent weakness of your position, it might be tempting to allow yourself to be influenced by powerful media proprietors who can shape the way your government is covered”.

Mr Green is the first person to hold the office of First Secretary of State since George Osborne.

Gavin Williamson remains Chief Whip while Chris Grayling kept his job as Transport Secretary.

The Conservative Party is in a considerably weaker position than before the election, holding only 318 seats in parliament, eight shy of the 326 they need for an overall majority. The Conservative Party gained 42.45% of the vote, while the Labour Party gained 40%, a surge of nearly 10%.

David Lidington will take over from Ms Truss as the new Justice Secretary, and was also made Lord Chancellor.

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom becomes the new Leader of the Commons while Karen Bradley continues as Culture Secretary.

Mr Green was the work and pensions minister and was one of Mrs May’s chief cheerleaders during the campaign. Her appointment had previously been attacked as it broke with precedent by giving the job of the head of the judiciary to a non-lawyer.

But lawmaker Brady said Britain had no alternative to a Conservative-DUP deal, other than a new election, which he said the public did not want.

Justice Secretary Liz Truss has been moved to the position of Chief Secretary to the Treasury, effectively a demotion.

He then asks a series of questions related to the prime minister’s dealings with Murdoch.

David Mundell keeps hold of his Scottish role, pledging to “forge a much more constructive relationship” with the Scottish Government.

The State Opening of Parliament will take place on June 19 but will be a heavily dressed down affair compared to previous years.