Boris Johnson to gut Cabinet in major July reshuffle – ‘smell of blood in the air’

With the exception of the Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Health Secretary, it seems Mr Johnson is planning on gutting his current Cabinet. Most of the replaced members in Mr Johnson’s upcoming Cabinet reshuffle are expected to be women in a bid to shore up his position as Prime Minister.

Currently, just five of Johnson’s 23 top ministers are women.

Speaking to The Mirror, a Tory insider said: “There’s a faint smell of blood in the air.

“Some of the younger firebrands fancy a tilt at the leadership.

“But wiser heads are biding their time to wait and see what happens next.”

Priti Patel, Rishi Sunak and Dominic Raab are all expected to remain in place in the upcoming reshuffle.

Similarly, Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is also likely to keep his place due to the successful rollout of vaccinations in the UK.

Mr Johnson reportedly decided not to shift any major Cabinet positions until after Britain has overcome the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, which is why July has been pencilled in.

According to The Mirror, Social Care minister Helen Whately, Public Health Under-Secretary Jo Churchill and former sport minister Tracey Crouch are all up for promotion.

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“He does accept that he would like to improve how representative his Cabinet is of the population at large.”

She added: “It’s the Tory Party that has had two female prime ministers.

“So while there is room for improvement and progress on many fronts, actually the Conservatives’ record here is not bad.”

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