Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson trades Truss for Trevelyan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has swapped Liz Truss for Anne-Marie Trevelyan as the new Secretary of State for International Trade, in a cabinet reshuffle carried out yesterday, Wednesday, September 15.

Outgoing trade secretary Liz Truss is replacing Dominic Rabb as foreign secretary, leading the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Who is Anne-Marie Trevelyan?

New Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been an MP continuously since May 7, 2015, and is the current Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed.

She leaves the government post of Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth) for her new role.

She has also been appointed president of the Board of Trade.

On twitter, Trevelyan said she was ‘delighted’ to take up her new role.

Trevelyan has previously held the roles of Minister for Defence Procurement, Minister of State for the Armed Forces and Secretary of State for International Development.

In November 2020, she was appointed the UK’s International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency – her role being to engage the governments of the countries most affected by climate change and drive support from the international community and private sector.

Trevelyan has also lead the delivery of the UK’s Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution.

Cabinet reshuffle

Other new appointments include:

  • Simon Clarke MP as Chief Secretary to the Treasury;
  • Nigel Adams MP as Minister of State (Minister without Portfolio) in the Cabinet Office;
  • RT Hon Stephen Barclay MP as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office;
  • Nadhim Zahawi MP as Secretary of Astate for Education;
  • Nadine Dorries MP as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport;
  • RT Hon Oliver Dowden as Minister without Portfolio, Cabinet Office;
  • RT Hon Michael Gove as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government;
  • RT Hon Dominic Raab MP as Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Boris Johnson also took to twitter to comment of his new cabinet, saying they will work ‘tirelessly’ to unite and ‘level up’ the country, and ‘build back better’ from the pandemic.