Gavin Williamson Sacked As Education Secretary In Cabinet Reshuffle

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Gavin Williamson has lost his job as education secretary, as Boris Johnson reshuffles his cabinet.

In a tweet on early Wednesday afternoon, Williamson said it had been a “privilege” to hold the job.

A No.10 source said the reshuffle would “put in place a strong and united team to Build Back Better from the pandemic”.

“The PM will be appointing ministers this afternoon with a focus on uniting and levelling up the whole country,” they added.

Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, is expected to be leaving his post. Robert Buckland, the justice secretary, is also among those who faces the axe.

Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, is tipped for a promotion, as is Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove.

The prime minister’s spokesperson said Johnson “understood the importance of having a diverse cabinet” but would not guarantee that female representation around the table would be maintained at least at its current level.

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