ESTHER McVey has made a surprise return to Cabinet as Rishi Sunak’s “common sense czar” is tasked with tackling the scourge of unemployment, The Sun learns.
The Prime Minister today appointed Ms McVey to the Cabinet Office position in an olive branch to the right-wing Tory party.
MPs loyal to Suella Braverman are angry that she has been sacked as interior minister.
And they are bitter that the new cabinet has taken a moderate course.
The Prime Minister hopes Ms McVey’s appointment will allay concerns about a move away from the right.
Ms McVey is currently a MP and part-time TV presenter for GB News.
However, she is expected to quit her job at the broadcaster to attend the cabinet.
A Whitehall insider told The Sun she would “take the lead on the government’s anti-woke agenda and serve as a cabinet minister”.
David Cameron made a sensational comeback as frontline Foreign Secretary today.
In a dramatic twist, the 57-year-old former prime minister was granted a peerage by King Charles this morning, allowing him to step into the coveted role.
Mr Cameron replaced James Cleverly, who replaced Suella Braverman as Britain’s new home secretary.
Jeremy Hunt will remain chancellor amid speculation he would leave the cabinet.
Greg Hands has been promoted from leader of the Conservative Party to business minister.
He was replaced at CCHQ by 2019 and Red Wall MP Richard Holden.
Therese Coffey left the government after meeting the Prime Minister this morning.
She will be replaced at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by the demoted Steve Barclay.
And Vicky Atkins will take on the role of Health Secretary.
In a statement, the former environment minister, who has been minister since 2014, said: “I have written to the Prime Minister today to resign from government.”
“It was a privilege to serve him and five Conservative prime ministers as ministers.
“I look forward to continuing to serve my Suffolk Coastal constituents.”
Meanwhile, Health Minister Neil O’Brien, one of the main architects of the new smoking ban, has resigned.
Paymaster-General Jeremy Quinn and long-serving schools minister Nick Gibb resigned from government.
Amid a rent and mortgage crisis, Rachel Maclean has been sacked as housing secretary, leaving the position open for the 16th time since the Tories came to power.
Ms Maclean said: “I have been asked to step down from my role as housing minister.
“I was disappointed and looked forward to presenting the Tenant Reform Bill to the Committee tomorrow and later the Tenancy and Property Rights Bill.”
“It has been a privilege to hold this position and I wish my successor all the best.”
She has been replaced by Lee Rowley, who will step down as a local government minister.
A No10 spokesman said: “This reshuffle will give the Prime Minister a united team to deliver the change this country needs in the long term.”