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by Louise Wilson
25 October 2022
Suella Braverman back as home secretary as Rishi Sunak reshuffles Cabinet

Suella Braverman returns as Rishi Sunak reshuffles the Cabinet

Suella Braverman back as home secretary as Rishi Sunak reshuffles Cabinet

Suella Braverman has returned as home secretary less than a week after resigning due to a breach of security.

Rishi Sunak made the appointment as part of his Cabinet reshuffle after taking office on Tuesday morning.

Braverman resigned last Wednesday after sending official documents using her private email to a colleague.

In her resignation letter, she said this was “a technical infringement of the rules”, adding: “I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility: I resign.”

Dominic Raab has also returned to government as deputy prime minister and justice secretary, and Michael Gove is back as levelling up secretary.

Grant Shapps is the new business secretary, taking over from Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Hunt remains in place at chancellor, while James Cleverly will continue at foreign secretary and Ben Wallace keeps the defence portfolio.

Alister Jack will continue as Scottish secretary, Penny Mordaunt  remains in place as leader of the Commons and Kemi Badenoch is still trade secretary.

Mel Stride becomes work and pensions secretary, Steve Barclay is health secretary and Therese Coffey moves to environment and rural affairs.

Other appointments include:

  • Simon Hart – chief whip and Treasury minister
  • Oliver Dowden – chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • Michelle Donelan - culture secretary
  • David Davies - Wales secretary
  • Chirs Heaton-Harris - Northern Ireland secretary
  • Lord True - Lords leader
  • Victoria  Prentis - attorney general
  • Mark Harper - transport secretary
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