Steve Barclay confirmed as new health secretary after Sajid Javid's resignation
Steve Barclay has been appointed the new health secretary following Sajid Javid's resignation this evening, No 10 has confirmed.
Mr Barclay was most recently the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and chief of staff for Downing Street.
Moments later, chancellor Rishi Sunak also announced his resignation on Twitter.
Downing Street confirmed this evening that Nadhim Zahawi has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Previously served as health minister
His previous roles also include secretary of state for exiting the European Union from 2018 to 2020 and chief secretary to the Treasury from 2020 to 2021.
He has been MP for North East Cambridgeshire since 2010.
Mr Barclay said it was “an honour” to be appointed health secretary.
“Our NHS and social care staff have showed us time and again – throughout the pandemic and beyond – what it means to work with compassion and dedication to transform lives.