United Kingdom minister resigns after rejecting PM's reshuffle: govt source

Justine Greening quits Government amid Cabinet reshuffle

Greg Clark, the business secretary, who oversees the United Kingdom government's activities relating to research, kept his job in the reshuffle.

The former justice secretary will move to the Cabinet Office and chair numerous key government committees on behalf of the prime minister.

It was Mr Green's resignation after he admitted lying over pornography on his office computer that prompted the reshuffle.

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire resigned from the Cabinet on grounds of ill health, weeks before major surgery for a lesion on his right lung.

Former immigration minister Lewis, who also takes the title of minister without portfolio, said he was "honoured" to be appointed party chairman less than eight years after arriving in the House of Commons as MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010.

The change was rumoured for a while before an official announcement.

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The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt had been tipped for promotion to Damian Green's role in the reshuffle, but he retains the health job with an expanded portfolio that now includes social care as well - something that had fallen under the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Mr Hunt tweeted: "Like button pressed by accident". I'll continue to do everything I can to create a country that has equality of opportunity for young people'.

Justine Greening's post as education secretary is looking increasingly vulnerable, as Downing Street has confirmed that Theresa May will be carrying out a reshuffle of her Cabinet this week. And The Guardian quoted a source saying that Ms Greening "had sided too strongly with the trade unions instead of embracing Tory reforms".

Sajid Javid had his responsibility for housing added to his Cabinet title in a sign of the issue's increasing political importance.

Mr Hinds was promoted from being a junior works and pension minister and is a former chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility.

Former culture secretary Karen Bradley has taken over the politically-sensitive Northern Ireland role from Brokenshire.

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