The Tory runners and drivers who could be appointed to Liz Truss’ cabinet next week: Kwarteng as chancellor, Cleverly as foreign secretary, Rees-Mogg as business secretary and Coffey for health (but “no posts for rivals Sunak, Sajid or Raab”)
- She has been hiding in Chevening, her sanctuary in Kent, contemplating possible members
- Among those who will play key roles is Economy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng, who is likely to be her chancellor
- Former leadership challenger and Attorney General Suella Braverman is expected to become Home Secretary
- Brexit Efficiency Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has emerged as the front runner for Business Secretary
Liz Truss has already started planning her cabinet so that if she becomes prime minister, she can hit the ground running.
She has been hiding in Chevening, her sanctuary in Kent, contemplating possible members.
Among those who will play key roles is Economy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng, who is likely to be her chancellor. The pair share a political philosophy and also a street, as they are neighbors in south-east London.
Chris Philp, a former justice secretary, is set to become chief secretary of the Treasury, according to The Telegraph.
Attorney General Suella Braverman is expected to become Home Secretary, replacing Priti Patel. The former leadership challenger is believed to have discussed her plans for the assignment with Ms. Truss.
Brexit Efficiency Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has emerged as the front-runner for business secretary after helping coordinate meetings with oil and gas companies amid the energy crisis.
James Cleverly is said to be in the running to succeed Ms Truss as Secretary of State, a step up from his current role as Secretary of State.
Leadership contender Kemi Badenoch is likely to receive a large portfolio – possibly in training – after a strong performance in the competition.
Although she has not officially endorsed Ms. Truss, the Secretary of State has indicated that she will be given a key position.
Treasury Secretary Simon Clarke is one of Ms Truss’s most vocal supporters and is likely to be rewarded with an important job, possibly as Leveling Up Secretary.
Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey – another close ally – could become the next health secretary.
Ben Wallace is likely to remain in office as defense secretary after speaking out in support of Ms Truss and his strong support for Ukraine.
Nadine Dorries was advised to stay on as Culture Secretary, either as an MP or by the Lords.
The Foreign Secretary is said to have preferred a female Chief Whip to Chris Pincher, the former Deputy Chief Whip after the debacle, who quit after – denied – he claimed he had groped two men.
Former Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis is set to become Minister for Justice.
Nadhim Zahawi, the current Chancellor, is installed as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
As reported by The Times, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps does not want to become party leader.
The newspaper reported Penny Mordaunt also turned down the post Shapps had held under David Cameron.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11177337/Kwasi-Kwarteng-Suella-Braverman-Jacob-Rees-Mogg-tipped-senior-roles-Liz-Trusss-cabinet.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Kwasi Kwarteng, Suella Braverman and Jacob Rees-Mogg have all voiced their support for senior positions in Liz Truss’ cabinet