Cameron in, Braverman out: Sunak’s last big reshuffle?

Dods Political Intelligence

A comprehensive guide to the new Rishi Sunak cabinet

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a major shake-up of his ministerial team on Monday 13 November 2023, including the surprise appointment of former prime minister David Cameron as Foreign Secretary and the removal of controversial Home Secretary

Suella Braverman, a popular figure with the right of the party.

This Dods Political Intelligence report contains details of the new Rishi Sunak cabinet in full, with comprehensive details about every current UK government minister. Understand Sunak cabinet reshuffle with our one-stop guide, including Dods People biographies of the new ministers and analysis from our sector-specialist consultants.

Background to Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle

With a general election due by January 2025 and the Conservatives trailing in the polls, appointments to the latest Rishi Sunak cabinet suggest the prime minister had an eye on centrist voters in what may be his final opportunity to shake up his top team ahead of the campaign.

The reshuffle kicked off in the morning with confirmation of the sacking of Braverman following a series of controversial remarks, including criticism of the Metropolitan Police.

Soon after, Number 10 appointed James Cleverly as the new Home Secretary, a more moderate figure, after just over one year as Foreign Secretary. In the most surprising Rishi Sunak cabinet appointment of the day, Cameron was then named to fill the vacant spot at the head of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, a challenging position with conflicts raging in Ukraine and the Middle East. He was also made a peer in the House of Lords to enable him to carry out his ministerial duties, raising questions about parliamentary scrutiny.

Other senior appointments followed. Get all the details in our comprehensive guide: Cameron in, Braverman out: Sunak’s last big reshuffle?

What the report includes

This Dods Political Intelligence report on the Rishi Sunak cabinet reshuffle includes detailed information on the following ministerial departments and related appointments:

  • Home Office
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Justice
  • HM Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions

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