Nearly half of the new Cabinet educated at Oxbridge
Янв 13 2018 by Kathy Alvarado
"The prime minister is disappointed but respects her decision to leave government", a government source said.
The former housing minister briefly served as immigration minister before taking on the job of rebuilding the Tories' campaigning strength for the next general election.
The Prime Minister offered Greening a job at the Department for Work and Pensions but failed in her attempt to keep the minister from quitting in protest at the move from education.
May appointed Justice Secretary David Lidington to replace Green as Cabinet Office Minister, though he has not taken on his porn scandal predecessor's role as de facto deputy prime minister.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been tipped as a possible replacement.
Karen Bradley moves from culture to replace Brokenshire.
Mr Green - one of Mrs May's closest allies - was then fired from his position in December after making "misleading statements" to the press about pornography found on his office computer in 2008. Even Greg Clark, who is opposed to her trade policy, remains unscathed.
THERESA May's chaotic reshuffle has been dealt a fresh blow as it emerged her new Cabinet is more privileged and straight and just as white and male as her first one.
And, despite her intention to focus more on domestic matters, the next 12 months are likely to be dominated by negotiations with the European Union, leaving ministers with little time or energy to tackle issues like health, transportation and housing.
Mr Lidington was also named Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, replacing Sir Patrick McLoughlin, who was sacked as Conservative chairman following criticism of his role in the party's poor performance in last year's snap election.
Others who received private education include Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (Eton), Home Secretary Amber Rudd (Cheltenham Ladies College) and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Charterhouse). Esther McVey became work and pensions secretary during the reshuffle.
Theresa May, centre, with the new Tory party chairman Brandon Lewis, left, and his deputy James Cleverly right.
Former Environment secretary Owen Paterson said a second Brexit minister in the Cabinet would "send a good signal".
David Gauke was made the sixth justice secretary in eight years, prompting campaigners to voice fears that constant changing is delaying reform to prisons.
James Brokenshire steps down as Northern Ireland Secretary for health reasons.
Lewis also took on the role of Minister Without Portfolio. But she has a perilous few months ahead as Brexit negotiations approach a moment of truth when she must decide how closely she wants Britain's economy to remain aligned to Europe's - and what she is prepared to pay for it.
One week later, as worldwide development secretary, after a row over unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, also stays in post.
Baroness Evans of Bowes Park stays on as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
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