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David Cameron unveils first all-Tory Cabinet in 18 years

David Cameron - the first Conservative leader to win an outright majority for 23 years - named his ministerial team.

Sajid Javid took the job of Business Secretary and Boris Johnson was handed a non-ministerial role while he remains Mayor of London.

A number of female MPs, including Priti Patel and Amber Rudd, were also promoted to leading positions.

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Nigel Farage says he is 'a man of my word' as he resigns

Nigel Farage has confirmed he will stand down as leader of Ukip, however he said that after a summer off he may well consider running for leader again.

I said as this campaign went on that if I didn't win I would stand down as leader of Ukip.

I am a man of my word, I don't break my word. So I shall be writing to the Ukip national executive in the next few minutes saying that I am standing down as leader of Ukip.

I intend to take the summer off, enjoy myself a little bit not do very much politics at all. There will be a leadership election for the next leader of Ukip in September and I will consider over the course of this summer whether to put my name forward to do that job again.

– Nigel Farage

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