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After weeks of reshuffle rumours and twitchy ministers, Boris Johnson has finally shaken up his top ministerial team. This is the first major reshuffle since the pandemic began, and there are a number of casualties. The much-maligned education secretary, Gavin Williamson, justice secretary Robert Buckland and housing secretary Robert Jenrick have all been relegated to the backbenches. Dominic Raab has lost his spot as foreign secretary and Amanda Milling has been sacked as Conservative party co-chairman.