Boris Johnson set to appoint more women and minorities to his Cabinet to unite Britain

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BORIS Johnson is today set to appoint more women and minorities to his Cabinet than any PM has before him.
As the Tory leader prepares to enter No10 , he’s on track to give several important jobs to a diverse range of top Conservatives to make it really reflect modern Britain.

Boris Johnson was yesterdayelected as the new Tory leader
Andrew Parsons

BoJo has been getting his Cabinet ready for days as he was expected to win the leadership race.

Yesterday he won the contest by a landslide, with more than 92,000 votes cast for him by the party faithful.

Those likely to join the Cabinet include Employment Minister Alok Sharma, and Boris is set to bring back his long-time ally Priti Patel from the back benches – possibly as Home Secretary.

A whole host of Tory rising stars are to be given plum roles too – including Rishi Sunak, Oliver Dowden, Tracey Crouch and Robert Jenrick.

And more women will be in the Cabinet than there are now, according to BoJo aides.

A source close to the new leader said: “Boris will build a Cabinet showcasing all the talents within the party that truly reflect modern Britain.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is on track to be Boris’ right-hand man as Chancellor in No11.

Boris has already promised that all of his new Cabinet will have to sign up to his pledge to leave the EU by October 31 no matter what.

Several top Remainers in Cabinet have already said they can’t stomach the plans and have said they will quit the Government before then.


Chancellor Philip Hammond, Justice Secretary David Gauke and International Development Secretary Rory Stewart are all expected to officially resign before the PM goes to the palace herself this afternoon.

Mrs May will meet the Queen to formally resign, and then Boris will be invited to form a new government.

His top team are expected to be revealed afterwards.

Priti Patel is tipped for a Cabinet comeback
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Sajid Javid came in with Boris as he addressed MPs yesterday
Reuters
Alok Sharma is expected to join the Government

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