Prime Minister Theresa May starts forming her government
Following the European Referendum when the British people voted to leave the European Union (referred to as Brexit), Prime Minister David Cameron formally resigned yesterday and Queen Elizabeth II invited Theresa May to form a new government.
Mrs May, the former Home Secretary, started immediately with making her ministerial appointments and in particular appointed key ministers who had supported Brexit to positions where they could implement the decision of the people. To carry out Brexit the prime minister has established two new departments, the Department for Exiting the European Union and the Department for International Trade.
With more appointments expected today the following ministers were appointed last night:
Philip Hammond; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Boris Johnson; Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Amber Rudd; Secretary of State for the Home Department
Michael Fallon; Secretary of State for Defence
David Davis; Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
Liam Fox; Secretary of State for International Trade