New Prime Minister for United Kingdom

There is a new Prime Minister for the United Kingdom as Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May following a month-long election process in the Conservative party.

The new cabinet will meet for the first time on Thursday morning, before the new prime minister addresses the House of Commons.

On Wednesday, Mr Johnson gave key roles to leading Brexiteers.

Dominic Raab and Priti Patel returned to government as foreign secretary and home secretary respectively.

And Sajid Javid became chancellor – as more than half of Theresa May’s old cabinet, including leadership rival Jeremy Hunt, quit or were sacked.

Mr Johnson’s new cabinet saw 17 of Mrs May’s former senior ministers being axed or stepping down.

Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had been offered an alternative role but had turned it down, while leading Brexiteers Penny Mordaunt and Liam Fox were also replaced as defence secretary and international trade secretary respectively.

Both supported Mr Hunt in the Tory leadership contest.