Live updates: Theresa May appoints new cabinet members in reshuffle

  • The Prime Minister is appointing new cabinet members in a reshuffle of her cabinet following an election that saw the Conservatives lose their majority.
  • On Friday Mrs May reappointed most of her senior cabinet team
  • It comes as the Conservative party continue talks to strike a "confidence and supply" agreement with the DUP after Tories lost their majority in the General Election
  • Former Housing Minister Gavin Barwell is appointed Downing Street's new chief of staff after Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill quit

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Conservative chief whip in Belfast for talks with DUP

The Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson. Credit: PA

The Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson has arrived in Belfast for talks with the Democratic Unionist Party on a proposed coalition deal, Downing Street has announced.

A spokesman said he is discussing with the DUP "how best they can provide support" to Theresa May's Government, Downing Street said.

"We will not be providing a running commentary," he added.

ITV News understands that Mrs May is seeking a formal coalition deal, though the DUP is thought to favour a more informal "confidence and supply" agreement.

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