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Theresa May appoints her first Cabinet as prime minister

Theresa May has begun appointing members of her first Cabinet as prime minister.

Here are the key appointments so far:

  • Philip Hammond has been appointed Chancellor
  • Boris Johnson has been appointed Foreign Secretary
  • Amber Rudd has been appointed Home Secretary
  • David Davis has been made Secretary of State for Brexit
  • Michael Fallon is to stay on as Defence Secretary
  • Liam Fox will be International Trade Secretary
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Osborne 'didn't resign, he was sacked' as Chancellor

George Osborne was chancellor under David Cameron. Credit: PA

George Osborne did not resign but was sacked as Chancellor by Prime Minister Theresa May, ITV News understands.

Philip Hammond was appointed as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer in Mrs May's cabinet earlier today.

A No 10 source has told ITV's Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship that the MP for Tatton did not resign as initially reported, but was dismissed from the role by Mrs May.

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