The prime minister is expected to continue his reshuffle on Thursday, concentrating on the lower ministerial ranks, with vaccine ministers and school ministers among the roles yet to be filled.
Boris Johnson revised some of the cabinet’s top positions on Wednesday, dismisses Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and replace him with vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi.
He also demoted Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, replace him with International Trade Secretary Liz Truss.
Robert Buckland and Robert Jenrick left their roles as Secretary of Justice and Housing, Community and Local Government Secretary, respectively.
School Secretary Nick Gibb was also shown the door.
Priti Patel retained her role as home secretary despite speculation that she would be fired, while Rishi Sunak continues as chancellor.
In a tweet after the reshuffle, the prime minister said: “The cabinet I have appointed today will work tirelessly to unite and bring the whole country to level.”
Sir. Cry paid the price for the criticism he received after being on holiday in Crete while the Afghan capital Kabul fell to the Taliban. However, he will now become Deputy Prime Minister.
Williamson was targeted for his mismanagement of schools during the coronavirus pandemic, including closures and a failure to award A-level and GCSE grades.
Last week, he was widely mocked after admitting confuses English footballer Marcus Rashford with rugby star Maro Itoje.
Zahawi, on the other hand, was rewarded for his efforts in the successful roll-out of the COVID -19 vaccine – almost 90% of those over the age of 16 have received a first dose of the vaccine, while just over 81% are fully vaccinated.
Following his appointment as Secretary of Education, Zahawi said: “Children and young people have had a hard time during this pandemic and I will listen to them and their families as we accelerate our work to build better and more equitably back.
“From my own experience, I know what a landmark this country can be, and I want all children, young people and adults to have access to a brilliant education, the right qualifications and opportunities to secure good jobs.”
Oliver Dowden was made co-chair of the Conservative Party and replaced Amanda Milling.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who was international development secretary before her department merged with the State Department last year, returned to the fold as trade secretary.
Nadine Dorries took over as Mr Dowden’s Secretary of Culture.
Steve Barclay succeeded Michael Gove as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, while Gove replaced Mr Jenrick in the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government and also took across government responsibility for Johnson’s “leveling” agenda.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Labor and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey, Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg and Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis all retained their jobs.