Rishi Sunak’s cabinet: Who is in the prime minister’s top team?

Rishi Sunak has appointed his new cabinet, hours after officially taking over as prime minister.

He has kept a number of ministers in the same posts they were in before – including Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

Here’s our guide to the new faces and role changes in Mr Sunak’s top team.

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The new prime minister immediately put his stamp on his top team by removing 10 full cabinet members who had served under Liz Truss, including former Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg and former Justice Secretary Brandon Lewis.

After all the comings and goings, there are now two fewer women attending cabinet than there were under Ms Truss, with the total dropping from nine to seven. Overall that’s a total of 23%, which is the lowest figure since the coalition government under David Cameron and Nick Clegg in 2010.

As for the education of those assembled by Mr Sunak, 61% of them went to private…

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