Cabinet reshuffle: Boris Johnson to announce reshuffle – five potential movers

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The Prime Minister, still reeling from a clutch of resignations last week, is set to embark on a “mini-reshuffle” today. Several political pundits have announced that Mr Johnson will move some of his ministers around, with new appointments expected imminently. They will see the embattled PM focus on Brexit and getting his party back in line with Conservative figureheads to take key positions.

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Arch Brexiteer Mr Mogg has served as the Leader of the House in Parliament’s lower chamber under Mr Johnson.

But he is due a reassignment to a role close to the Prime Minister’s heart, according to BBC editor Laura Kuenssberg.

Taking to Twitter, she told her 1.3 million followers that Mr Rees-Mogg will “likely be moved”.

Times political editor Steven Swinford said people should expect him to keep his Cabinet role, but possibly switch to “minister for Brexit opportunities”.

Chief whip

Rumours from within SW1 have suggested for some time that current chief whip Mark Spencer is on his way out.

Today’s reshuffle will likely include a potential replacement for Mr Spencer, who is also the MP for Sherwood.

Mr Swinford tipped him to replace Mr Mogg as Leader of the House of Commons, with two other MPs waiting to take on his role.

Potential candidates include Nigel Adams, Chris Heaton Harris, and Chris Pincher.

Mr Adams is a high-profile supporter of Mr Johnson’s who currently serves as a minister “Without portfolio”.

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