Liz Truss announces new Cabinet after being sworn in as UK's next prime minister

A string of Cabinet appointments were made shortly after Liz Truss delivered her first speech outside Number 10, ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana reports

The former foreign secretary was sworn in as the new prime minister on Tuesday after accepting an invitation to form a government from Queen Elizabeth II.

Upon her return to Downing Street she addressed the watching nation, saying "we can ride out the storm" and rebuild the economy.

One of the first major decisions for Ms Truss to decide is who will take up the key roles of her backroom staff, including chancellor, as well as home and foreign secretary.

Here's who the prime minister has selected to have a seat in her Cabinet.

Therese Coffey - Deputy Prime Minister & Health Secretary

Therese Coffey has been a close ally and support act of the prime minister for a number of years now.

Her loyalty to Ms Truss has been repaid with a promotion to both the roles of deputy prime minister and health secretary.

Under Boris Johnson she was appointed work and pensions secretary, remaining loyal to the outgoing prime minister until his resignation in July.

During the past decade she has gradually climbed the ranks of government and has been an MP for Suffolk Coastal since 2010.

Kwasi Kwarteng - Chancellor

Ms Truss has decided to give the keys for No 11 Downing Street to Kwasi Kwarteng, appointing him chancellor.

Kwasi Kwarteng has been promoted from business secretary to chancellor. Credit: PA

The MP for Spelthorne is another staunch ally of Ms Truss and will be expected to help achieve the prime minister's goal of growing the British economy.

Since 2021 he has held the position of business secretary and has been an MP for Spelthorne for more than a decade.

James Cleverly - Foreign Secretary

James Cleverly has left his role as education secretary to take up Ms Truss’ old position as foreign secretary.

While Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to rumble on Mr Cleverly will become one of Britain's most prominent voices in its international response.

He worked under the prime minister when he held ministerial roles at the foreign office between 2020 and 2022.

Mr Cleverly has also been co-chairman of the Tory party and held ministerial positions in the cabinet office and now defunct department for exiting the European Union (EU).

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Suella Braverman - Home Secretary

Suella Braverman will replace the outgoing Priti Patel as home secretary.

During the early stages of the leadership contest she was a potential rival of Ms Truss, but after being eliminated she swiftly offered her backing to the prime minister.

She was made the government’s most senior lawyer in February 2020, taking the role of attorney general amid Mr Johnson’s growing battle with the judiciary.

As a barrister she has defended the home office in immigration cases, the parole board in challenges from prisoners, and the ministry of defence over injuries sustained in battle.

Ben Wallace - Defence Secretary

The prime minister has made the decision to retain Ben Wallace from Mr Johnson’s cabinet as defence secretary.

In recent months he has played a vital role, outlining military support the UK has made available for Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelensky.

He was initially touted as possible replacement for Mr Johnson before giving his support to Ms Truss' leadership bid.

Penny Mordaunt - Leader of the House of Commons

At various stages of the leadership race it looked as though Ms Mordaunt may have prevented Ms Truss from making it through to the final two candidates.

But after bowing out just before the final vote was put to members she too threw her support behind Ms Truss becoming prime minister.

As a result, she has been offered the role as leader of House of Commons

Nadhim Zahawi - Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister for Intergovernmental Relations and Minister for Equalities The former Health Secretary and Chancellor has been given a number of roles by the prime minister.In his role as the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, he will be seen as the 'fix it' person who can be flexibly deployed to deal with issues as they arise.

Jacob Rees-Mogg - Business, Energy and Industrial StrategyThe former Leader of the House of Commons and head Minister for Brexit Opportunities was an early backer of Liz Truss.

He has now been moved to take on the critical business and energy portfolio at a time when the country is in the middle of an energy crisis and outrage amidst record profits for energy companies.

Kemi Badenoch - Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of TradeThe early favourite among the right of the Tory party during the leadership campaign Ms Badenoch has been given her first ministerial role.

While not in the top rung of ministerial positions it is still a very senior role and critical role which represents a significant promotion for Ms Badenoch.

Tom Tugendhat - Minister of State (Minister for Security) in the Home DepartmentThe former leadership contender and MP for Tonbridge and Malling has never held a ministerial position before but has served as chairman of the influential foreign affairs committee since 2017.

He will now be required to quit his post as he enters government.

Simon Clarke - Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and CommunitiesDespite 'Levelling Up' being the key slogan of Boris Johnson's campaign and central to his vision, Ms Truss appears to want to keep the branding and the message.

Mr Clarke was previously Minister of State for Local Government, Faith and Communities who reported to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.Brandon Lewis - Lord Chancellor & Justice Secretary

Like Ms Coffey, Brandon Lewis has received two job titles under the prime minister's cabinet reshuffle.

Alongside being lord chancellor he will also work as justice secretary, replacing Dominic Raab in the latter.

For two years he held the role of Northern Ireland secretary and has also worked as chairman of the Tory party.

In a tweet he said: "I will work tirelessly to protect the public from serious offenders, improve the safety of our prisons, reduce reoffending and deliver swift access to justice for all.”

Chloe Smith - Secretary of State for Work and PensionsMs Smith said she was delighted with her new role and said she was pleased to work with " my Norfolk colleague and friend" - referencing that her and Ms Truss's constituencies are both in Norfolk.In a tweet, she said: "We have a bold plan for the serious challenges we face, and I’m excited to lead the Department for Work and Pensions as we get the UK working, building and growing."Wendy Morton - Chief Whip

Wendy Morton has been given the responsibilities of Chief Whip for the Tory party, having most recently worked as the transport minister.

She has been an MP since 2015 and worked as an assistant whip under Theresa May’s government.

Lord True - Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords

Nicholas True has served senior roles in the House of Lords for year and is now the Leader of the House.

Jake Berry - Minister Without Portfolio

The MP for Rossendale and Darwen is one of the Chairmen of the Conservative Party and was an eager backer of Ms Truss's leadership bid.

He will now serve as Minister Without Portfolio, giving him access to the highest policy decision meetings without a ministry of his own.

Alok Sharma - COP 26 President

Alok Sharma has kept his position as COP 26 President.

Despite the main event now over the UK still has a role to play to ensure the commitments met at the conference are met and facilitating the handover of the conference to the next host nation.

Kit Malthouse - Secretary of State for EducationThe MP for North West Hampshire was previously the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster before being promoted to Education secretary.

James Heappey - Minister for the Armed Forces and VeteransThe MP for Wells has kept his job as Minister for Armed Forces and has also gained the Veterans Affairs brief.

He will attend Cabinet.

Ranil Jayawardena - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsThe MP for North East Hampshire was previously International Trade Minister before being moved to Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by the new PM.

He was a vocal supporter of Ms Truss's campaign.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan - Secretary of State for TransportThe MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed was previously Secretary of State for International Trade & President of The Board of Trade before being offered Grant Shapps's old job as Secretary of State for Transport.Michelle Donelan - Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and SportThe MP for Chippenham previously worked in the Education Ministry but has now been promoted to Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Chris Heaton-Harris - Secretary of State for Northern IrelandThe MP for Daventry has held a number of Cabinet positions in recent years including as Chief Whip and Minister of State for Europe.Alister Jack - Secretary of State for Scotland

One of the last Tory MPs in Scotland, the MP for Dumfries and Galloway has kept his job as Secretary of State for Scotland.

Robert Buckland - Secretary of State for WalesThe MP for South Swindon and former Lord Chancellor has kept his job as Secretary of State for Wales.Chris Philip - Chief Secretary to the TreasuryThe MP for Croydon South and former Minister for Technology and the Digital Economy has been given the Chief Secretary to the Treasury job and will attend Cabinet.

Michael Ellis - Attorney GeneralThe MP for Northampton North and former Minister for the Cabinet Office and HM Paymaster General has been given the role at the top of the British legal system.Edward Argar - Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet OfficeThe MP for Charnwood has previously served as Minister of State for Health.

He will attend Cabinet in his new role.

Vicky Ford - Minister of State (Minister for Development) in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office The MP for Chelmsford formerly worked as the Minister for Africa, Latin America & Caribbean before being promoted to Minister for Development in the Foreign Office.

She will attend Cabinet.Graham Stuart - Minister of State (Minister for Climate) in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial StrategyThe MP for Beverley and Holderness was recently a Minister for Europe in the Foreign Office.

He will attend Cabinet.