Jeremy Hunt remains chancellor in big cabinet reshuffle

Rishi Sunak has decided to keep Jeremy Hunt as chancellor, as he conducts a wide-ranging reshuffle of his cabinet ministers.

Mr Hunt, who was appointed to the job two weeks ago by former PM Liz Truss, reversed much of her tax-cutting mini-budget.

But nine cabinet ministers have left their posts, including Jacob Rees-Mogg as business secretary.

This includes key Truss allies such as ex-Levelling Up Secretary Simon Clarke.

Former chief whip Wendy Morton and ex-Work and Pensions Secretary Chloe Smith, other backers of Ms Truss’s leadership, are also out.

They join Brandon Lewis, Robert Buckland and Ranil Jayawardena in leaving the cabinet.

Kit Malthouse is also out as education secretary, whilst Jake Berry has also confirmed he is no longer Conservative Party chairman.

In other departures so far, Vicky Ford has been sacked as a development minister at the Foreign Office.

Alok Sharma has lost his job as a Cabinet Office minister, although he will remain in charge of UK preparations…

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