Boris in a fix as UK Chancellor Sajid Javid quits, shattering PM’s reshuffle.Replaced The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP @oliverdowden has been appointed Secretary of State.
Mr Javid rejected the prime minister’s order to fire his team of aides, saying “no self-respecting minister” could accept such a condition.
He has been replaced as chancellor by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak – who just seven months ago was a junior housing minister.
Mr Javid had been due to deliver his first Budget in four weeks’ time.
The Rt Hon Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remains Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.The former home secretary was appointed chancellor by Mr Johnson when he became prime minister in July.