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  • Prime minister Theresa May handing out more cabinet roles.
  • Michael Gove, Nicky Morgan, Oliver Letwin and John Whittingdale all sacked from cabinet jobs.
  • New appointments so far:
  • Justice secretary – Liz Truss.
  • Education secretary – Justine Greening.
  • Chief whip - Gavin Williamson.
  • Tory Party chair - Patrick McLoughlin.
  • Leader of the House of Lords - Baroness Evans.
  • Transport Secretary - Chris Grayling.
  • Work and pensions secretary - Damien Green.
  • Environment secretary - Andrea Leadsom.
  • Communities and Local Government - Sajid Javid
  • Northern Ireland - James Brokenshire
  • International Development - Priti Patel
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Greg Clarke
  • May expected to announce more women into newly formed office.
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18:24

And that concludes IBTimes UK's live coverage of Prime Minister Theresa May's appointment of her first cabinet.

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18:21
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addresses a news conference in Brussels, BelgiumGeoffroy Van Der Hasselt

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she will meet the UK's new Prime Minister, Theresa May, in Edinburgh on Friday morning.

18:01

In the final appointment of the day, Ben Gummer, formerly a junior health minister, is the new Minister for the Cabinet Office.

A Downing Street spokesperson said that several junior posts remain to be filled or shuffled, but no more appointments will be made today.

17:57

May's spokeswoman said the appointments had resulted in a "bold" cabinet and "what we're seeing is the commitment of the prime minister to putting social reform at the heart of her government."

17:48

May has had a 15 minute telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama, the Prime Minister's spokeswoman said. The President congratulated May on becoming Prime Minister and May reaffirmed her commitment to be a key partner with the US. May also "underlined the point that the decision to leave the European Union means that".

17:44
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SNP Westminster leader Angus RobertsonGetty

The SNP's Westminster Leader, Angus Robertson, said May's reshuffle has resulted in "one of the most right-wing cabinets in the modern era".

He said in a stament: "From Boris Johnson as our foreign secretary – a man who will now be representing us on the world stage – to David Davis as Brexit minister and Liam Fox for trade, it will be Brexiteers who are taking forward UK foreign policy.

"We also have Jeremy Hunt being re-appointed as health secretary, despite the ongoing disputes with junior doctors, and Priti Patel as minister for international sevelopment, despite previously calling for the department to be abolished.

"The news that the department for energy and climate change is being merged with business, innovation and skills, is also particularly worrying given the current challenges facing the energy sector."

17:34

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has also criticised the decision to scrap the energy and climate change department.

17:31

Angus MacNeil MP, Chair of the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee, has criticised May's decision to scrap the Department of Energy and Climate Change, which he said raises "urgent questions."

"The Government has announced that it will abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change and transfer its functions to other Government Departments, notably the new Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The exact details remain unclear. My Committee's reports have recently identified serious concerns about reduced investor confidence in the UK energy sector. An historic agreement at COP21 in Paris last November still requires ratification, and the fifth carbon budget is still yet to be set in law. While Members of my Committee differed in their views on the European Union, the immediate impact of the vote to leave has been to amplify uncertainty at a time when major investment is needed to deliver affordable, clean and secure energy.

"In this context, I am astonished at the Prime Minister's decision to abolish DECC. DECC's disappearance raises urgent questions. To whom falls the central statutory obligation, contained in the Climate Change Act 2008, to reduce the UK's carbon emissions by 80% from their 1990 baseline? Which Department will take responsibility for the energy and climate aspects of negotiations to leave the EU? Who will champion decarbonisation in Cabinet? Who will drive innovation in the energy sector?

"Turning to my Committee and the crucial role we play in scrutinising the Government's energy and climate change policies, we are established under Standing Orders of the House of Commons. There will be no immediate change to our remit, operations or membership, which can only be done by order of the House. I am immensely proud of our work over the last year to hold the Government to account on achieving a balanced energy policy, setting the agenda on an innovative future energy system, and influencing the Government's long-term approach to climate targets. Over the coming weeks I will speak to colleagues to explore how we can ensure that effective Parliamentary scrutiny on the crucial issues of energy and climate change continues."

17:26

David Gauke has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary to the Treasury

17:14

The BBC reports that Jeremy Wright confirmed that he has kept his job as attorney general.

17:12

David Lidington MP has been appointed Leader of the House of Commons. He served as Europe minister under former prime minister David Cameron.

16:55

As expected, David Mundell retains his position as Secretary of State for Scotland, No 10 has confirmed. He holds the only Conservative seat in Scotland.

16:49

Chief whip Mark Harper MP announced that he is leaving government.

16:38

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Britain leaving the EU does not mean Britain leaving Europe in one of his first statements in his new role.

16:30

International children's charity World Vision UK has called on new International Development Secretary Priti Patel to preserve Britain's commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of GDP on overseas aid. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph three years ago Patel suggested DfID should be scrapped.

Rob Henderson, Public Affairs Officer for World Vision UK, said: "People question what impact a Whitehall department has on children's lives thousands of miles away. The answer is 'massive'. The UK punches above its weight - championing children abused by war, ending child marriage and restoring dignity to children in the world's toughest places. Our influence on the world stage makes this country a force to be reckoned with.

"Priti Patel must honour our progressive track record on a range of projects - like promoting peace through inter-faith work and halting the spread of Ebola. She must continue Britain's 0.7 per cent overseas aid promise, spending generously and wisely to give a brighter future for millions of children across world."

16:26

Former Labour leader Ed Milliband has criticised May's decision to scrap the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

16:18

Conservative MP and former I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Nadine Dorries has praised May for promoting on the basis of talent rather than old school tie connections in a dig at Cameron. The former prime minister was criticised for promoting several fellow Old Etonians to government positions.

16:09
Priti Patel
Priti Patel, Minister of State for Employment (L) and Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for WalesGetty

Alun Cairns has retained his role as Secretary of State for Wales

16:07

Former Home Office minister Karen Bradley has taken over from sacked John Whittingdale as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.

15:53
Priti Patel, employment minister
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Priti Patel has moved from her role as employment minister to international development secretary.

15:51
the house
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David Cameron has acted fast since leaving No. 10 yesterday, moving his family into this £16.8 new pad in Holland Park, the Evening Standard reports.

The seven-bedroom house had armed police stationed outside on Thursday, the newspaper claims, and is owned by Cameron's friend and public relations mogul Sir Alan Parker and his wife, Lady Jane Hermione Parker.

15:45

May appears to have merged two ministries to form the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and appointed Greg Clarke as head of it. Clarke was formerly Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

15:35

The Department for Transport is showing off its multi-media chops with this thrilling video of new Transport Minister Chris Grayling arriving at his new office...

15:33

And now James Brokenshire has been made Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.