Gavin Williamson one of three ministers sacked as PM reshuffles cabinet

Education secretary, justice secretary and communities secretary all gone as Boris Johnson starts rejig

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Boris Johnson has kicked off a wide-ranging reshuffle of his top team by sacking three cabinet ministers, including removing Gavin Williamson as education secretary.

The education secretary confirmed his departure in a tweet, saying: “It has been a privilege to serve as education secretary since 2019.” He did not specify whether he had been given another post, saying only: “I look forward to continuing to support the prime minister and the government.”

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