BORIS Johnson has appointed a new Cabinet to replace ministers who have been resigning en masse.

The Prime Minister is expected to resign but has also been reported to be plotting to cling on to power until a new Conservative Party leader is elected, which could mean he remains in post until October.

Former business secretary Greg Clark has been appointed Levelling Up Secretary, replacing Michael Gove who was fired in dramatic fashion yesterday.

James Cleverly has been appointed Education Secretary, replacing Michelle Donelan who lasted just over 30 hours in the post.

Robert Buckland has been appointed Welsh Secretary, replacing Simon Hart who quit yesterday.

Former Brexit rebel Shailesh Vara, who quit as a Northern Ireland minister in 2018, returns to the department as Secretary of State. 

Kit Malthouse, former policing minister, has been made the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, meaning he is now the Prime Minister's second in command in the Cabinet Office. 

The post was previously held by Michael Gove before his move to the Deparment for Levelling Up. 

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Some key Johnson loyalists have remained in post throughout the seismic events since Tuesday when Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid triggered a wave of mass resignations, including Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries and the Brexit Opportunities minister Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Priti Patel has remained Home Secretary while telling the Prime Minister in private his time is up.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Attorney General Suella Braverman have also remained in post, with the latter telling Johnson to quit publicly, it is thought because they hold roles vital to national security.

Braverman has already announced her intentions to stand in a leadership election

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