David Cameron returns in latest cabinet reshuffle

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David Cameron has returned to frontline politics for the first time since resigning as Prime Minister after the Brexit referendum in 2016.

 

He has taken up the position of foreign secretary, one of the four great offices of state, in Rishi Sunak’s cabinet.

 

Lord Cameron was awarded a life peerage in order to accept the role, as members of the cabinet must either be an MP or a member of the House of Lords.

 

In a statement on X, the Prime Minister said: "Professionalism, integrity and experience – this is a team that will be bold in making the right decisions for our great country, not the easy ones."

 

The previous foreign secretary, James Cleverly, has moved to the Home Office to replace Suella Braverman after she was sacked by the Prime Minister.

 

Mrs Braverman was fired after she was accused of inflaming tensions over Pro-Palestine marches in London. 

 

She accused senior police officers of “playing favourites” in their handling of different protests in an article in The Times newspaper.

 

The article was not approved by the PM.

 

Mr Sunak reinstated her to the position last year, after she was sacked from the same role by Liz Truss for a breach of security.

 

Shadow Health Secretary, Wes Streeting said: “The merry-go-round of the Conservative clown show continues and after 13 years they have run out of names at the bottom of the barrel so they’re starting all over again.”

 

The Conservatives remain behind Labour in the polls, with the next general election required to take place by January 2025.

 

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