Rishi Sunak Becomes Prime Minister, But Who is Who in His Government?

Rishi Sunak was announced as the Leader of the Conservative Party at 2pm on Monday, after news was received that Penny Mordaunt had dropped out of the latest Tory leadership race. Mr Sunak had been voted for by 193 MPS, according to an updated by the BBC.

He became Prime Minister yesterday after a visit to King Charles III, carrying on a tradition that was common throughout the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Rishi Sunak ran to become Prime Minister during the Summer — with hopes of replacing Boris Johnson, whose government he had earlier resigned from — but ended up coming second, next to Liz Truss. Throughout the Leadership Campaign, he warned that Ms Truss’s policies would lead to economic turmoil, which a lot have argued he was absolutely right about.

He succeeds Liz Truss just 7 weeks after she defeated him in the previous contest.

Mr Sunak has now secured a place in history as the UK’s first British Asian Prime Minister, and at 42, he is the youngest PM in more than a century.

The full list of MPs who backed Mr Sunak are:

  • Bim Afolami
  • Peter Aldous
  • Lucy Allan
  • Stuart Andrew
  • Victoria Atkins
  • Richard Bacon
  • Kemi Badenoch
  • Siobhan Baillie
  • Duncan Baker
  • Steve Baker
  • Steve Barclay
  • John Baron
  • Simon Baynes
  • Aaron Bell
  • Paul Beresford
  • Crispin Blunt
  • Sir Peter Bottomley
  • Andrew Bowie
  • Suella Braverman
  • Andrew Bridgen
  • Steve Brine
  • Andrew Browne
  • Felicity Buchan
  • Sir Robert Buckland
  • Alex Burghart
  • Alun Cairns
  • James Cartlidge
  • Miriam Cates
  • Maria Caulfield
  • Alex Chalk
  • Rehman Chisti
  • Greg Clark
  • Simon Clarke
  • Chris Clarkson
  • James Cleverly
  • Robert Courts
  • Claire Coutinho
  • Sir Geoffrey Cox
  • Stephen Crabb
  • Virginia Crosbie
  • James Daly
  • David Davies
  • Mims Davies
  • Philip Davies
  • David Davis
  • Jonathan Djanogly
  • Lee Docherty
  • Michelle Donelan
  • Steve Double
  • Oliver Dowden
  • Flick Drummond
  • Philip Dunn
  • Sir James Duddridge
  • Sir Iain Duncan Smith
  • Ruth Edwards
  • Tobias Ellwood
  • George Eustice
  • Laura Ferris
  • Simon Fell
  • Liam Fox
  • Lucy Frazer
  • George Freeman
  • Mike Freer
  • Louie French
  • Mark Garnier
  • Nus Ghani
  • Nick Gibb
  • Peter Gibson
  • Jo Gideon
  • John Glen
  • Sir Robert Goodwill
  • Michael Gove
  • Richard Grant
  • James Gray
  • Chris Grayling
  • Andrew Griffith
  • Jonathan Gullis
  • Robert Halfon
  • Stephen Hammond
  • Matt Hancock
  • Greg Hands
  • Mark Harper
  • Sally-Ann Hart
  • Simon Hart
  • Sir John Hayes
  • Sir Oliver Heald
  • James Heappey
  • Chris Heaten-Harris
  • Gordon Henderson
  • Damian Hinds
  • Simon Hoare
  • Kevin Hollinrake
  • Paul Holmes
  • John Howell
  • Paul Howell
  • Jeremy Hunt
  • Tom Hunt
  • Sajid Javid
  • Robert Jenrik
  • David Johnston
  • Andrew Jones
  • Fay Jones
  • Simon Jupp
  • Gillian Keegan
  • Sir Greg Knight
  • Danny Kruger
  • Robert Lurgan
  • Pauline Latham
  • Andrew Lewer
  • Brandon Lewis
  • Chris Loder
  • Mark Logan
  • Johnathan Lord
  • Tim Loughton
  • Alan Mak
  • Anthony Mangnall
  • Scott Mann
  • Julie Marson
  • Jerome Mayhew
  • Paul Maynard
  • Jason McCartney
  • Mark Menzies
  • Johnny Mercer
  • Huw Merman
  • Amanda Milling
  • Nigel Mills
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Gagan Mohindra
  • David Morris
  • James Morris
  • David Mundell
  • Andrew Murrison
  • Sir Robert Neill
  • Caroline Nokes
  • Jesse Norman
  • Neil O’Brien
  • Priti Patel
  • Andrew Percy
  • Cris Philp
  • Rebecca Pow
  • Dr Dan Poulter
  • Victoria Prentis
  • Tom Pursglove
  • Jeremy Quin
  • Dominic Raab
  • Tom Randall
  • Angela Richardson
  • Dean Russell
  • David Rutley
  • Selaine Saxby
  • Andrew Selous
  • Grant Shapps
  • David Simmonds
  • Chloe Smith
  • Julian Smith
  • Royston Smith
  • Andrew Stephenson
  • John Stevenson
  • Iain Stewart
  • Sir Gary Streeter
  • Mel Stride
  • Graham Stuart
  • Julian Sturdy
  • Desmond Swayne
  • Sir Robert Syms
  • Maggie Throup
  • Edward Timpson
  • Justin Tomlinson
  • Michael Tomlinson
  • Laura Trott
  • Tom Tugendhat
  • Shialesh Vara
  • Martin Vickers
  • Theresa Villiers
  • Robin Walker
  • Jamie Wallis
  • Helen Whately
  • Sir John Whittingdale
  • James Wild
  • Graig Williams
  • Sir Gavin Williamson
  • Jeremy Wright
  • Mike Wood
  • Nadhim Zahawi

So who’s Who in Rishi Sunak’s Government?

The Cabinet Reshuffle took place all day yesterday, and for my readers across the globe, if you don’t know what that is, it’s basically when the Prime Minister decides who to sack and who to keep in power.

So the people in Rishi Sunak’s cabinet at the minute are:

  • Deputy Prime Minister: Dominic Raab (who was previously Justice Secretary under Johnson but lost his job under Truss).
  • Chancellor: Jeremy Hunt (Reappointed into the same job he has been in for just over a week).
  • Home Secretary: Suella Braverman (also reappointed into the same job, but she is slightly more controversial at the minute as she was forced to resign a week ago after her role over a data breach).
  • Foreign Secretary: James Cleverly (Reappointed into the same job he had in the Truss government).
  • Ben Wallace: (Reappointed into the same job he had in the Truss government).
  • Conservative Party Chairman / Minister Without Portfolio: Nadhim Zahawi (promoted after previous role as chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster under Liz Truss).
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Oliver Dowden (previously Culture Secratry, as well as Conservative Party Chairman under Johnson).
  • Environment Secretary: Thérèsa Coffey (previously Health Secretary / Deputy PM under Liz Truss).
  • Business Secretary: Grant Shapps (previously Transport Secretary under Liz Truss).
  • Leader of the Commons: Penny Mordount (Reappointed into the same job she held under Liz Truss.
  • Work and Pensions Secretary: Mel Stride (a loyal Rishi backer who supported him in both his campaigns).
  • Education Secretary: Gillian Keegan (a newcomer to the government, who was previously a minister in the foreign office.
  • Health Secretary: Steve Barclay (Reappointed to Health Secretary, which he held briefly under Johnson’s premiership, and lost under Liz Truss).
  • Transport Secretary: Mark Harper (a Former Chief Whip who first joined the government under former Prime Minister, David Cameron).
  • Levelling Up Secretary: Michael Gove (Reappointed into a job he had before, but lost in July after being sacked by Boris Johnson).
  • International Trade Secretary: Kemi Badenoch (Reappointed into the same job she held under Liz Truss.
  • Culture Secretary: Michelle Donelan (Reappointed into the same job she held under Liz Truss).
  • Chief Whip: Simon Hart (previously served as Welsh Secretary under Johnson, and resigned in July as Johnson’s premiership collapsed).
  • NI Secretary: Chris Heaton-Harris (Reappointed into the same job he had under Liz Truss’s government, which means it’s likely that another election will be ordered in Northern Ireland on Friday).
  • Scotland Secretary: Alistar Jack (Reappointed into the same job he had under Liz Truss).
  • Welsh Secretary: David Davies (A newcomer who held a Junior ministerial role in the Welsh department, and was chairman of the Common Welsh Affairs Committee from 2010-2019).
  • Leader of the Lords: Lord True (Reappointed)
  • Attorney General: Victoria Prentis (A newcomer, who previously worked as a minister in the Department for Work & Pensions, as well as in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury: John Glen (a newcomer who previously served as a minister and economy secretary in the Treasury, as well as a city minister).
  • Paymaster Generel: Jeremy Quin (newcomer, who previously held jobs in the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence, as well as being a party Whip).
  • Minister for Veterans Affairs: Johnny Mercer (Reappointed into the same job he had under Johnson, but that he lost under Truss).
  • Minister for Security: Tom Tugendhat (Reappointed into the same job he had under Truss).
  • Minister Without Portfolio: Gavin Williamson (previously education secretary from July 2019-September 21).
  • Minister for Immigration: Robert Jenrick (one of the few Sunak allies to get into Truss’s government as a Junior Health secretary, before being promoted).
  • Minister for Development: Andrew Mitchell (previously International Development Secretary from 2010-2012, who became a Whip after).

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