Anna Soulbry
David Cameron has appointed Anna Soulbry as minister for small businesses in his new cabinetGetty/Gov.uk

Anna Soulbry has been drafted into David Cameron's new all-Tory cabinet as the new minister of state for small business as the Prime Minster kept his promise to fill one-third of the group with women.

Soulby's appointment follows earlier confirmations that Amber Rudd has been named as the new secretary of state for energy and climate change and Priti Patel is taking over as the new minister of state for employment at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Cameron set out to make at least one-third of his cabinet female following an election which saw the number of women Tory MPs jump from 48 to 64.

Elsewhere, Jeremy Hunt is set to carry on as health secretary – a position he has held since 2012 – while former deputy chief whip Greg Hands becomes the new chief secretary to the treasury.

Greg Clark has been appointed the new secretary of state at the department of communities and local government, replacing Eric Pickles.

Following the confirmation he will not return to the cabinet, Pickles tweeted that he "could not wish for a better successor" than Clark.

Theresa Villiers and Justine Greening will remain at their roles as secretary of state for Northern Ireland and secretary of state at the department of international development respectively.

Liz Truss will also hold on to her job as secretary of state for the department of environment, food and rural affairs, while Patrick McLoughlin stays as secretary of state for transport.

Oliver Letwin will become a full member of the cabinet and has been put in charge of the Cabinet Office. Matt Hancock becomes Cabinet Office minister and paymaster general.

Other announcements include Stephen Crabb remaining as secretary of state for Wales, while David Mundell, the Tory's only Scottish MP, is the new secretary of state for Scotland.

Cameron previously announced changes to the cabinet, including John Whittingdale being appointed as the secretary of state for culture, media and sport. The man he replaced, Sajid Javid, has also moved to become the new secretary of state for business, innovation and skills.

Boris Johnson will also attend the once-a-fortnight cabinet meetings as a minister without portfolio, but insists he will remain focused on his other role as Mayor of London.

Ministers confirmed

  • George Osborne becomes first secretary of state and continues as chancellor of the exchequer
  • Theresa May continues as home secretary
  • Philip Hammond continues as foreign secretary
  • Michael Fallon continues as secretary of state for defence
  • Michael Gove becomes Lord Chancellor and secretary of state for justice
  • Chris Grayling becomes Lord President of the council and leader of the House of Commons
  • Nicky Morgan continues as secretary of state for education and minister for women and equalities
  • Mark Harper becomes chief whip (parliamentary secretary to the Treasury)
  • Baroness Stowell is promoted to cabinet as leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
  • Amber Rudd becomes secretary of state for energy and climate change
  • Priti Patel becomes minister of state (minister for employment) and attends Cabinet
  • Robert Halfon becomes minister without portfolio and attends Cabinet
  • Sajid Javid becomes secretary of state for business, innovation and skills
  • John Whittingdale becomes secretary of state for culture, media and sport
  • Iain Duncan Smith continues as secretary of state for work and pensions
  • Patrick McLoughlin continues as secretary of state for transport
  • Liz Truss continues as secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs
  • Anna Soubry becomes minister of state (minister for small business) and attends Cabinet
  • Greg Clark MP becomes secretary of state for communities and local government
  • Justine Greening continues as secretary of state for international development
  • Theresa Villiers continues as secretary of state for Northern Ireland
  • Jeremy Hunt continues as secretary of state for health
  • Stephen Crabb continues as secretary of state for Wales
  • Greg Hands becomes chief secretary to the treasury and will attend Cabinet
  • Matt Hancock becomes Minister for Cabinet Office and paymaster general (Minister for efficiency and civil service reform)
  • David Mundell MP becomes secretary of state for Scotland