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Back at the top table the region's MPs promising to deliver Brexit by halloween

  • Click below to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Emma Hutchinson

Boris Johnson held his first Cabinet meeting today after a major Government reshuffle, and there are lots of Conservative MPs from our region at the top table.

Essex MP Priti Patel is the new Home Secretary, Norfolk MP Liz Truss becomes International Trade Secretary, South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadom becomes Business and Energy Secretary and Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps is the new Transport Secretary. Suffolk MP Matt Hancock stays in his role as Health Secretary.

Mr Johnson delivering his maiden Commons speech. Credit: ITV News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised EU citizens "absolute certainty" they will be able to live and work in the UK after Brexit, as he made his maiden speech in the Commons.

Mr Johnson said he and his ministers are committed to leaving the EU on October 31 "whatever the circumstances", but they will not wait until Autumn to get to work.

Speaking in the House of Commons, he said: "I, and all ministers, are committed to leaving on this date. Whatever the circumstances.

"To do otherwise would cause a catastrophic loss of confidence in our political system."