Now arriving in Downing Street: Who has Theresa May appointed to her first cabinet?

 
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Theresa May has already made a raft of appointments after less than a day in Number 10. (Source: Getty)

New Prime Minister Theresa May has continued to build her first government, with a raft of key appointments.

With Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox among the key arrivals yesterday, and a brutal purge kicking off this morning, who has May appointed across her cabinet today?

Greg Clark takes on the new BEIS, swapping jobs with Sajid Javid

Former communities and local government secretary Greg Clark has been handed a role overseeing the new department for business, energy and industrial strategy.

His old role at the department for communities and local government goes to the previous business secretary Sajid Javid.

Patrick McLoughlin becomes party chairman, Chris Grayling takes Transport

Patrick McLoughlin, who previously helmed the department for transport, has been named chair of the Conservative party.

Mcloughlin steps into the shoes of Lord Feldman, who previously announced that he would depart at the same time as Cameron.

He is replaced by the former leader of the commons Chris Grayling.

Stephen Crabb quits work and pensions brief, replaced by former home office minister Damian Green

One-time Tory leadership contender Stephen Crabb has resigned from government, calling the decision "in the best interests of his family".

Crabb, who has a wife and family, saw his personal life catapulted into the spotlight in the last week after revelations that he had been exchanging sexually charged text messages with an unidentified woman in the build up to the EU referendum.

Damian Green, who replaces him, has been off the frontbenches since 2014, but previously held a range of junior ministerial roles in the home office.

David Gauke handed Treasury promotion

Former financial secretary to the Treasury David Gauke has been handed a promotion within the Treasury, becoming the second most senior politician the department.

Gauke will work as the right hand man of new chancellor Philip Hammond as chief secretary, joining the cabinet for the first time.

Liz Truss to justice secretary, Andrea Leadsom takes Defra

Former environment secretary Liz Truss has been handed a big promotion, becoming the UK's first ever female lord chancellor and justice secretary.

She replaces Michael Gove, who was dismissed by May earlier today.

She is replaced by former Tory leadership contender Andrea Leadsom. Formerly energy minister, Leadsom joins the cabinet for the first time.

Jeremy Hunt stays at the Department of Health

Rumours earlier today had Jeremy Hunt stepping down, or being offered a new job in government, but he has retained his role as health secretary.

Justine Greening handed education, and women and equalities

Former international development secretary Justine Greening also steps up, replacing her Gove-backing predecessor Nicky Morgan.

Brexiteer and former employment minister Priti Patel joins the cabinet to take on the international development department.

Theresa Villiers resigns from government, replaced in Northern Ireland by Brokenshire

The Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has revealed that while she declined an offer of a job by May.

She is replaced by former home office immigration minister James Brokenshire.

Whittingdale departs Culture replaced by Home Office's Bradley

Culture secretary John Whittingdale stepped down earlier today, with his vacancy filled by one of the final appointments, and another home office promotion, Karen Bradley.

Hancock out at Cabinet Office

Matt Hancock, the cabinet office minister and paymaster general has been replaced by Ben Gummer, previously a junior minister in the department of health.

Lidington takes Commons leader spot

Former Europe minister David Lidington has become leader of the commons, a spot left vacant by Chris Grayling's move to the department of transport.

Cairns keeps Wales brief

The role of Welsh secretary is retained by Alun Cairns, who was first appointed under David Cameron last year.

Attorney General retained

Jeremy Wright QC is will be retained as the government's attorney general.

Gavin Williams is named chief whip

David Cameron's former aide Gavin Williams has been named the chief whip.

Cameron's parliamentary private secretary replaces the former immigration minister Mark Harper in the whip's office.

And in the House of Lords...

Formerly a deputy director at think tank Policy Exchange, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park is named leader of parliament's second chamber, after being a peer for just two years.

While Lord Taylor is retained as the Lords chief whip.