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Top ministers remain in UK cabinet reshuffle

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Top ministers remain in UK cabinet reshuffle

No surprises in British Prime MinisterTheresa May’s most extensive reshuffle of her cabinet since she took officein 2016.

Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis is the new chairman of her Conservative Party while pro-Brexit MP James Cleverly has been confirmed as the new deputy chairman.

Despite rumours of extensive changes, the big names in her cabinet keep their jobs including Brexit Minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

The reshuffle aims to bolster May’s authority ahead of a crucial new phase in Brexit negotiations.

May has secured a European Commission agreement to talk about trade and a two-year transition period when Britain leaves the EU in March 2019.