Nadine Dorries named Culture Secretary replacing Oliver Dowden in cabinet reshuffle

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Nadine Dorries has been appointed Culture Secretary in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.

She replaces Oliver Dowden who has been appointed Minister without Portfolio who had been in the role since 2020.

Nadine Dorries said she is “very” happy with her new role as Culture Secretary as she left Number 10.

Earlier today Gavin Williamson, Robert Buckland, Robert Jendrick and Amanda Milling were all sacked from their positions in the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, Priti PatelRishi Sunak and Mark Spencer have kept their roles as Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chief Whip.

Liz Truss has been given the role of Foreign Secretary having replaced Dominic Raab who’s taken on the role of Justice Secretary.

Earlier today a No.10 source had told the PA News Agency that Johnson will be conducting a reshuffle to “put in place a strong and united team” so that the UK could build back up from the pandemic.

“Yesterday, the PM set out his plan for managing Covid during the autumn and winter,” they added.

“But the Government must also redouble our efforts to deliver on the people’s priorities.

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