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Cameron: New Cabinet team 'reflects modern Britain'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said his new Cabinet "has the ability to take this country forward." Mr Cameron is expected to finalise the lower ranks of government this morning, before taking questions in the Commons.

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Esther McVey 'could be promoted in Cabinet reshuffle'

David Cameron's Cabinet reshuffle may be far wider than previously thought with major names set to be sacked or removed, according to reports.

The Guardian claims that promotions could include:

  • Esther McVey - Work and pensions minister
  • Liz Truss - Public policy expert
  • Priti Patel - Member of Downing Street policy board
  • Amber Rudd - Private secretary to Chancellor
  • Harriett Baldwin - West Worcestershire MP
  • Penny Mordaunt - Portsmouth North MP
  • Nicky Morgan - A women's minister
  • Andrea Leadsom - Economic secretary to Chancellor
  • Matt Hancock - Business minister
  • Michael Fallon - Energy minister
  • Philip Hammond - Defence Secretary
  • Owen Paterson - Environment Secretary
  • Greg Hands - Deputy Chief Whip

According to The Telegraph, MPs vulnerable in the reshuffle include:

  • Eric Pickles - Communities Secretary
  • Sir George Young - Chief Whip
  • Kenneth Clarke - Minister without portfolio
  • Kris Hopkins - Housing minister
  • Andrew Lansley - leader of Commons

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