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Truss replaces Raab in reshuffle as Zahawi gets education role following Williamson's exit - as it happened

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6.51pm EDT 18:51

Late summary

And here is Heather's full explainer on who's up and who's down:

6.23pm EDT 18:23

Here is a roundup of how some of tomorrow's front pages are presenting the reshuffle:

The Sun: "Queen Liz in... Raab is out"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

THE AUN: Man Ewe #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/gXxn05KWj1

September 15, 2021

The Daily Express: "PM's ruthless cull to deliver Britain's future"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

EXPRESS: PM's ruthless cull to deliver Britain's future #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/xmES9BJrY8

September 15, 2021

The Daily Mail: "At last, Boris wields the axe"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

MAIL: At last, Boris wields the axe #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/c4hqB5TvsE

September 15, 2021

The Times: "Johnson wields axe in cabinet reshuffle"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

TIMES: Johnson wields axe in cabinet reshuffle #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/0ladn6HbV8

September 15, 2021

The Daily Telegraph: "Raab and Gove lose out as Truss promoted"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

TELEGRAPH: Raab and Gove lose out as Truss promoted #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/5sTK2hCcSP

September 15, 2021

The Daily Star: "Clowning Street massacre"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

STAR: Clowning Street Massacre #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/Urc22B1I20

September 15, 2021

The Daily Mirror: "Boris has a Cabinet clear-out"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

MIRROR: If we don't act now this is OUR future #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/ZD4HVYSY4i

September 15, 2021

The Financial Times: "Johnson sweeps out his cabinet to revive faith in reform agenda"

Neil Henderson (@hendopolis)

FT UK: Johnson sweeps out his cabinet to revive faith in reform agenda #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/r0guGeHx24

September 15, 2021

And The Guardian: "PM's ruthless reshuffle lays ground for next election"

Richard Preston (@richardpreston_)

Tomorrow's @Guardian: PM's ruthless reshuffle lays ground for next election

• Read our story, by @GuardianHeather, here: https://t.co/1zTzArN1Hh#TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/ZjpLS1xwHu

September 15, 2021

4.08pm EDT 16:08

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg arriving at Downing Street earlier. Photograph: Kirsty O'Connor/PA

Updated at 4.09pm EDT

3.46pm EDT 15:46

PM lays groundwork for general election with ruthless reshuffle

Boris Johnson has laid the groundwork for the next general election with a ruthless cabinet reshuffle designed to clear out failing ministers and hand Michael Gove the key job of making "levelling up" a reality for sceptical voters.

On a day of dramatic developments in Westminster, Johnson sacked three cabinet ministers including the gaffe-prone education secretary Gavin Williamson, and shifted Dominic Raab from the Foreign Office to the Ministry of Justice. Liz Truss, the media-savvy darling of Conservative grassroots members and champion of free markets, will replace Raab as foreign secretary.

The full story is here:

3.14pm EDT 15:14

The PM has just tweeted this, concluding today's cabinet reshuffle.

Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson)

The Cabinet I have appointed today will work tirelessly to unite and level up the whole country.

We will build back better from the pandemic and deliver on your priorities.

Now let's get on with the job.

September 15, 2021

Updated at 3.17pm EDT

3.04pm EDT 15:04

The new education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, says he's honoured to be working at the Department for Education in his new role:

Children and young people have had a tough time during this pandemic and I'll be listening to them and their families as we accelerate our work to build back better and fairer.

From my own experience, I know what a beacon of opportunity this country can be and I want all children, young people and adults to have access to a brilliant education, the right qualifications and opportunities to secure good jobs. That's both vital for them and also our economy and is more important now than ever before.

I can't wait to get started, working with the amazing teachers and staff in our nurseries, schools, colleges and universities as well as employers and businesses.

2.46pm EDT 14:46

Michelle Donelan remains education minister and will also attend Cabinet, No 10 says.

2.29pm EDT 14:29

Simon Clarke has been appointed chief secretary to the Treasury, No 10 says. He will also attend cabinet.

Updated at 2.40pm EDT

2.26pm EDT 14:26

Nigel Adams has been appointed minister without portfolio in the Cabinet Office, No 10 says. He was previously a Foreign Office minister.

Updated at 2.26pm EDT

2.23pm EDT 14:23

Updated at 2.40pm EDT

2.06pm EDT 14:06

With the cabinet reshuffle having somewhat overshadowed the Commons vote urging the government to cancel the cut to the £20 universal credit uplift, Labour has highlighted that sacked Tory ministers - who voted for the cut - will be handed £17,000 each in severance payments when they return to the backbenches.

Ministers and other paid office holders who receive a ministerial salary are entitled to a severance payment when they leave office, which generally equals three months of their annual ministerial salary.

Labour's motion to stop the planned £1,000 a year cut to universal credit passed as the government ordered its MPs to abstain. The cut will affect one in 14 British workers and see an estimated 700,000 people plunged into poverty, including 200,000 children.

Jonathan Reynolds, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said:

That the government is giving payoffs to those they do not deem competent enough to be in government while cutting the incomes of millions of people is an insult to hard-working people.

It is deeply regrettable that the Conservatives have chosen not to protect struggling families from the prime minister's £1,000-a-year cut.

Labour is on the side of working families and will keep pushing for the government to see sense, listen to the house and cancel this cut.

Updated at 3.11pm EDT

1.57pm EDT 13:57

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park is staying as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords, No 10 says.

Updated at 2.07pm EDT

1.48pm EDT 13:48

And George Eustice is staying as environment secretary, No 10 says.

There was some doubt as to whether he would stay because it was reported earlier this year that Carrie Symonds, a conservationist and animal lover, wanted him replaced because she thinks he is not doing enough on animal welfare.

That's all from me for tonight.

My colleague Lucy Campbell is taking over now. Almost all the cabinet jobs have now been confirmed or announced, although we do not know what is happening to Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Commons, and who will replace Stephen Barclay as chief secretary to the Treasury. There has been some talk of it being Rees-Mogg, which would mean someone joining the cabinet as leader of the house.

Updated at 1.52pm EDT

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