Liz Truss cabinet: Full list of ministers including chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng

·Political Correspondent, Yahoo News UK
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Liz Truss has announced her new cabinet after being officially appointed the UK's new prime minister.

In her first speech as PM outside Number 10 Downing Street, Truss said she was "determined to deliver" for the British people - pledging tax cuts, action on energy bills, and putting the NHS "on a firm footing".

Among her most senior appointments are Kwasi Kwarteng as chancellor, James Cleverly as foreign secretary, and Therese Coffey as health secretary and deputy prime minister.

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Ahead of the reshuffle, several high-profile cabinet ministers resigned – including home secretary Priti Patel and culture secretary Nadine Dorries.

Key allies of former chancellor Rishi Sunak, Truss' final opponent in the Tory leadership race, have notably been dropped — such as Dominic Raab, Steve Barclay, and Grant Shapps.

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers a speech outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Liz Truss delivered her first speech as prime minister of the UK on Tuesday afternoon. (Reuters)

Full list of Liz Truss' new cabinet:

Chancellor: Kwasi Kwarteng

Deputy prime minister and health secretary: Therese Coffey

Foreign secretary: James Cleverly

Home secretary: Suella Braverman

Education secretary: Kit Malthouse

Defence secretary: Ben Wallace

Justice secretary: Brandon Lewis

Business, energy and industrial strategy secretary: Jacob Rees-Mogg

Environment secretary: Ranil Jayawardena

COP26 president: Alok Sharma

Climate minister: Graham Stuart

Levelling up, housing and communities secretary: Simon Clarke

Transport secretary: Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Culture secretary: Michelle Donelan

Trade secretary: Kemi Badenoch

Minister for Security: Tom Tugendhat

Armed forces and veterans minister: James Heappey

Attorney General: Michael Ellis

Northern Ireland secretary: Chris Heaton-Harris

Scotland secretary: Alister Jack

Wales secretary: Robert Buckland

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Nadhim Zahawi

Development minister: Vicky Ford

Chief whip: Wendy Morton

Lord president of the council and leader of the House of Commons: Penny Mordaunt

Lord privy seal, and leader of the House of Lords: Lord True

Minister without portfolio: Jake Berry

Chief secretary to the Treasury: Chris Philp

Paymaster General and minister for the Cabinet Office: Edward Argar

Newly installed Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng leaving Downing Street, London, after meeting the new Prime Minister Liz Truss. Picture date: Tuesday September 6, 2022. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images)
New chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng was a staunch ally to Truss during the Tory leadership contest. (Getty Images)

Kwarteng, who will become the UK's first ever Black chancellor, was a staunch supporter of Truss throughout the Conservative leadership contest.

His appointment is a promotion from his previous role as business secretary.

Writing in the Financial Times on Sunday, he said a Truss-led government would act in a "fiscally responsible way".

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Kwarteng's comments came after the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) warned Truss' plans for the economy could break fiscal rules.

He replaces Nadhim Zahawi, who has been demoted to the role of chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Secretary of State for Education James Cleverly, speaking to the media on College Green, outside the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, after it was announced Liz Truss is the new Conservative party leader, and will become the next Prime Minister. Picture date: Monday September 5, 2022.
James Cleverly has been promoted to foreign secretary after holding several roles in the foreign office over previous years. (PA)
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Therese Coffey has been appointed deputy prime minister and health secretary. (Getty Images)

James Cleverly, who was appointed as education secretary after two ministers resigned from the role in two days in July, has been promoted to foreign secretary – replacing Truss.

Cleverly has held several roles in the foreign office including Middle East, north Africa, and North America minister as well as Europe and North America minister.

Like Kwarteng, he has become the first Black person to be appointed to the role.

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Therese Coffey has received a promotion from work and pensions secretary to the role of health secretary; she has also been named Truss' deputy prime minister.

Coffey, who replaces Steve Barclay – a Sunak supporter and former chief of staff under Johnson – is a Truss ally.

Chloe Smith has replaced Coffey work and pensions secretary, a promotion from her role as disabled, work and health minister.

Attorney General Suella Braverman arriving for a meeting with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss at Downing Street, London. Picture date: Tuesday September 6, 2022.
Suella Braverman has been promoted to home secretary from attorney general. (PA)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives at Downing Street on September 6, 2022 in London, England. The new prime minister assumed her role at Number 10 Downing Street today and set about appointing her Cabinet of Ministers. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images)
Jacob Rees-Mogg has been promoted to business secretary. (Getty Images)

Suella Braverman has been appointed as home secretary following Priti Patel's resignation from the post on Monday.

Braverman, who unsuccessfully ran for Tory leader, backed Truss after she was knocked out of the leadership contest in July.

Patel told jeering Labour MPs to "shut up" in parliament as she paid tribute to Boris Johnson before resigning from the role.

Michelle Donelan has been promoted from higher education minister to culture secretary, replacing Dorries - who resigned on Monday following Truss' appointment as prime minister.

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Dorries, Johnson's staunchest advocate in his cabinet, has been a controversial figure - partially due to her plans to privatise Channel 4.

Senior Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg, also a staunch defender of Johnson, has been appointed as business secretary, replacing Kwarteng.

This is a significant promotion from his role as minister for Brexit opportunities and government efficiency.

Kemi Badenoch leaves the Here East studios in Stratford, east London, after the live television debate for the candidates for leadership of the Conservative party, hosted by Channel 4. Picture date: Friday July 15, 2022. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former Tory leadership hopeful and former Treasury minister Kemi Badenoch has been appointed trade secretary. (PA)
RETRANSMITTING REMOVING EMBARGO Liz Truss is joined by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace during a visit to the Reliance Precision engineering company in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, as part of the campaign to be leader of the Conservative Party and the next prime minister. Picture date: Monday August 8, 2022.
Ben Wallace has survived the cabinet reshuffle and been reappointed as defence secretary. (PA)

Ben Wallace has survived the cabinet reshuffle and has been reappointed as defence secretary.

Wallace, like the vast majority of Truss' appointments, supported her in the Tory leadership contest.

Former Treasury minister Kemi Badenoch, who resigned from Boris Johnson's government over the Chris Pincher scandal, has been appointed trade secretary.

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Badenoch became a dark horse in the Tory leadership contest before being knocked out the race and backing Truss - describing her as a "maverick".

Kit Malthouse has remained in the cabinet, but has been promoted from chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to the role of education secretary.

Brandon Lewis has also survived the cabinet reshuffle - promoted from Northern Ireland secretary to justice secretary, replacing Dominic Raab, a key ally of Sunak.

Newly installed Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt leaving Downing Street, London, after meeting the new Prime Minister Liz Truss. Picture date: Tuesday September 6, 2022.
Former Tory leadership favourite Penny Mordaunt has been appointed leader of the House of Commons. (PA)
British International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/ Henry Nicholls
Anne-Marie Trevelyan will remain in cabinet, moving from trade secretary to transport secretary replacing Rishi Sunak loyalist, Grant Shapps. (Reuters)

Simon Clarke has been promoted to housing secretary after serving as chief secretary to the Treasury and replaces Greg Clarke.

Truss supporter Anne-Marie Trevelyan has replaced Sunak loyalist Grant Shapps as transport secretary.

Christopher Heaton-Harris has been promoted to the cabinet as Northern Ireland secretary, previously serving as chief whip and parliamentary secretary to the Treasury.

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Former Tory leadership favourite-turned-Truss backer Penny Mordaunt has been promoted to lord president of the council and leader of the House of Commons; she previously served as a trade minister.

Foreign affairs committee chair Tom Tugendhat, who was also knocked out of the Tory leadership contest and subsequently backed Truss, has been appointed security minister.

Following the conclusion of her cabinet reshuffle, a spokesperson for the prime minister late on Tuesday night said: "Containing no fewer than five other candidates from the recent leadership election, this is a cabinet which will unify the party, get our economy growing and deliver for the British people."

Watch: Liz Truss holds meetings with members of new Cabinet at No. 10