Live Theresa May’s chaotic Cabinet reshuffle: PM ‘to appoint David Lidington as new First Secretary of State’ – latest news

Theresa May is poised to appoint David Lidington as her new First Secretary of State, the Telegraph understands, as the Prime Minister undertakes the most extensive reshuffle of her top team since she took charge in 2016.

Mr Lidington, the current Justice Secretary, has been earmarked to take over the role vacated by Damian Green.

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has quit his Cabinet role because of health concerns.

A source close to Mr Brokenshire said…

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