Boris Johnson may very well be plotting a summer time cupboard reshuffle after two disastrous by-elections this week and the resignation of the Conservative get together chairman Oliver Dowden. After months of scandal for the Prime Minister and his MPs, Mr Johnson is seeking to refresh the get together and try to hold the Tories by way of to a different normal election win. However who may very well be axed – and who may very well be making a shock return?
Matt Hancock is rumoured to be making a return to frontline politics after resigning in shame in 2021 after a video emerged of him snogging an aide in Whitehall whereas social distancing guidelines had been in place.
Mr Hancock has remained a vocal supporter of the Prime Minister even after his resignation, most lately saying that Conservatives wanted to “pull collectively” for a normal election.
The previous well being secretary has not been pinned to any specific spot – however making him Mr Dowden’s alternative may very well be one of many least controversial positions for a politician who fell from grace so spectacularly.
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International Secretary Liz Truss is more likely to be protected from any main reshuffle given her reputation with Conservative members and her persistent towing of the get together line.
Dominic Raab, who was demoted to Justice Secretary within the final reshuffle, can also be more likely to stay in his job to see by way of the UK Invoice of Rights.
The Secretary of Defence Ben Wallace, who is a well-liked cupboard member given the UK’s profitable response to the invasion of Ukraine, is very unlikely to be moved right now.