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Cameron makes changes to Cabinet


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David Cameron has completed changes to his Cabinet, in moves which have seen Sir George Young, Cheryl Gillan and Caroline Spelman leave the government. One of the most controversial changes is the decision to move Justine Greening from Transport to International Development. Greening is an opponent of the expansion of Heathrow airport and fellow critics (amongst them London Mayor, Boris Johnson) have taken this as a sign of a change in policy.

The full list of the new Cabinet is as follows:

David Cameron Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Nick Clegg Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council (with special responsibility for
political and constitutional reform)
George Osborne Chancellor of the Exchequer
Theresa May Secretary of State for the Home Department; and Minister for Women and Equalities
William Hague First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Dr Vincent Cable Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and President
of the Board of Trade
Danny Alexander Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Philip Hammond Secretary of State for Defence
David Willetts Minister of State for Universities and Science
Iain Duncan Smith Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Edward Davey Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health
Michael Gove Secretary of State for Education
Eric Pickles Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Patrick McLoughlin Secretary of State for Transport
Owen Paterson Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Chris Grayling QC Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Justine Greening Secretary of State for International Development
Maria Miller Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
Theresa Villiers Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Michael Moore Secretary of State for Scotland
David Jones Secretary of State for Wales
Grant Shapps Minister without portfolio and Party Chairman
Kenneth Clarke QC Minister without portfolio
The Lord Strathclyde Leader of the House of Lords, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Andrew Lansley CBE Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal
Francis Maude Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General
Andrew Mitchell Chief Whip; Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Oliver Letwin Minister of State (providing policy advice to the Prime Minister
in the Cabinet Office)
Dominic Grieve QC Attorney General (attends Cabinet when ministerial responsibilities
are on the agenda)
The Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State, Foreign Office and Minister for Faith and
Communities (attends Cabinet)
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