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Cameron: Reshuffle will bring in fresh talent

Speaking to Tom Bradby on the Agenda the Prime Minister has said that the reshuffle in the Cabinet is an opportunity to "bring on fresh talent."

What you do is refresh the team and I've got a talented bunch of MPs and it's right some of them should be serving in the government.

It's an opportunity to bring forward some fresh talent. There was a mixture of people from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life. The main thing is are they qualified to do the job and I think they will prove that.

– David Cameron
  • The Agenda with Tom Bradby will be broadcast on ITV tonight at 10.35pm


MP's wife tweets anger after whip loses role

The wife of Robert Syms, who was a Conservative whip, has taken to Twitter to air her anger after he lost his position in the reshuffle.

The self-proclaimed "David Cameron cheerleader" launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister after her husband's demotion:


PM just fired father of my kids over the phone. Gave up chairmanship of a cttee to be a whip, worked hard and was widely acknowledged...


to be a good whip. He was utterly gracious and took it like a man, I am beyond furious. Loyalty counted for nothing.


Luckily for Dave he'll continue to be super loyal. I'd be fixing up drinks with Afriye, Crouch, Wollaston, Norman. No not really.

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MPs tweet congratulations to new Cabinet members

MPs have taken to Twitter to express their pleasure at the new Cabinet roles after the government's reshuffle:


Congratulations to @swilliamsmp for joining the Government as a Minister in CLG and Dan Rogerson as a Minister in DEFRA!


Congratulations to Lib Dem colleagues- Dan Rogerson MP joining the Government as Minister at DEFRA, and @swilliamsmp as a Minister at DCLG.


Absolutely delighted to have been asked by @david_cameron to take both the sports and equalities briefs


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