Dominic Raab no longer Foreign Secretary

By Max Channon

Dominic Raab has been axed as Foreign Secretary by Boris Johnson - but will remain a Cabinet Minister.

He has been appointed Justice Secretary, replacing Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland. He will also keep his role of deputy Prime Minister, reports the BBC.

Mr Raab - who came under fire for the Government's handling of the Afghanistan crisis - ignored questions from the press as left Number 10.

Downing Street confirmed that Robert Buckland, Robert Jenrick and Gavin Williamson have left Government.

A No 10 spokeswoman said: “Robert Buckland has made a huge contribution to government as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, including making our streets safer through significant reforms to sentencing and tackling reoffending. The Prime Minister is grateful for his hard work and dedication.

“Robert Jenrick has led crucial work over the last two years, most importantly driving reforms to build more houses so home ownership becomes a reality for many more people. The Prime Minister is grateful for his drive and commitment.

“Gavin Williamson has played a key role in transforming the skills agenda as we create a high wage and high-skilled economy, providing a lifetime skills guarantee for millions across the country. The Prime Minister is grateful for his loyalty and service.”

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