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Cabinet reshuffle: Shapps leaves housing as Greening exits transport

The cabinet reshuffle has seen housing minister Grant Shapps promoted, while Jeremy Hunt has left his position as culture secretary

Shapps has been appointed minister without portfolio, attending cabinet, and Conservative party chairman.

It was also announced that transport secretary Justine Greening will become secretary of state for international development with former government chief whip Patrick McLoughlin taking her role at the Department for Transport.

Greening replaced Philip Hammond as transport secretary less than one year ago. McLoughlin was a parliamentary under-secretary of state at the department between 1989 to 1992.

Theresa Villiers has also moved from the department to become the new Northern Ireland secretary.

Elsewhere, Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has been chosen as health secretary with MP for Basingstoke Maria Miller named the new culture secretary. Former health minister Andrew Lansley will become the new leader of the Commons.

Source: ODA

Welfare minister Chris Grayling has replaced Ken Clarke at the top of the Ministry of Justice.

Education secretary Michael Gove, business secretary Vince Cable and chancellor George Osborne, are all expected to remain in their current jobs.

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