Boris Johnson’s cabinet meets for first time

Boris Johnson today summoned his top team for the first time – before he faces down the rebellious MPs who could scupper his Brexit plans.

Downing Street has just sent out the full cabinet list. For the record, here it is.

The order in which ministers appear is important, because there is a hierarchy in cabinet and ministers are listed in order of seniority.

It is a good cabinet for Old Etonians. Including those allowed to attend, there are are four of them on the list: Boris Johnson, his brother Jo, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Kwasi Kwarteng.

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State

The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Robert Buckland, QC MP, Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice

The Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence

The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Minister for Women and Equalities

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The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, Secretary of State for Education

The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport

The Rt Hon Julian Smith MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The Rt Hon Alister Jack MP, Secretary of State for Scotland

The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales

The Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Privy Seal

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for International Development

James Cleverly MP, Minister without Portfolio and Party Chair

Attending Cabinet

Rishi Sunak MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council

Mark Spencer MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip

The Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox QC MP, Attorney General

Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State (for Energy), Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy

Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Jake Berry MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, Minister of State (Housing), Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State (Universities), Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Education

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The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State (for Security), Home Office

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