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Andrea Leadsom made environment secretary

Andrea Leadsom has been appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Credit: PA

Andrea Leadsom has been appointed to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


Cooper: May needs to sort 'fate' of EU citizens 'quickly'

Yvette Cooper has called on Theresa May to "quickly" clarify the status of EU citizens currently living in the UK.

The former Shadow Home Secretary was critical of Mrs May earlier this month, after she told Peston on Sunday that EU nationals' ability to stay post Brexit would be subject to "negotiations".

Speaking to ITV News, Ms Cooper said: "I do hope that she takes the opportunity very quickly to deal with the issue that she hasn't yet after the referendum, which is the fate of EU citizens who've been settled here, often for a very many years, and who still don't know whether they going to be able to stay.

"It would stop the extremists exploiting the issue, it would be a way of starting to bring people together."

Preparations for change at 10 Downing Street

David Cameron's final cabinet meeting was marked with warm tributes, with soon-to-be prime minister Theresa May saying he has "the respect of colleagues".

But now Theresa May will decide who will make up her new cabinet.

ITV News' political correspondent Libby Wiener takes a look at the preparations for change in government.


May: Being Tory leader an 'honour and privilege'

Theresa May has called it "an honour and a privilege" to be the new Tory leader, as she thanked staff at the Conservative HQ in London.

Theresa May outside the front door of her new home on Downing Street Credit: PA

She paid tribute to the man she will shortly replace as prime minister, saying David Cameron had been "a superb leader of our party and a superb prime minister".

She also stated that "when Labour prospers the country suffers", calling for a big win in the general election in four years time to "make sure they don't prosper".

Tributes and table banging at PM's final cabinet meeting

Theresa May and David Cameron have both exchanged tributes at a traditionally rowdy final cabinet meeting before she replaces him as Prime Minister.

The gathered Conservative ministers delivered four founds of table banging before Mr Cameron began his 215th meeting, at which the government's life chances policy and aim for Trident renewal were discussed.

David Cameron left Downing Street by the back door after his final cabinet meeting as Prime Minister. Credit: PA

Mr Cameron recounted what he believed were his cabinet's achievements since 2010 as coalition leader and upon assuming full power in 2015 and reiterated his friendship and support for Mrs May.

She responded by describing the "warmth and respect" the outgoing PM had shown to his colleagues and praised him for "always" putting the country "first" during the challenges of his administration.

Chancellor George Osborne, who is expected to be replaced in Mrs May's reshuffled cabinet, added his praise for Mr Cameron before the meeting was concluded with another louder round of table banging.

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