Boris Johnson, who will succeed Theresa May is expected to put together a diverse cabinet in the government that will work on the goal of delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
Johnson’s choice for inductees in the cabinet will pave the way as to how the world’s fifth-largest economy will be managed and how it would part from the EU at one of the most decisive moments in modern history.
Johnson is expected to make some changes in the top team by increasing the representation of women — in full cabinet positions — and ethnic minorities.
“Boris will build a cabinet showcasing all the talents within the party that truly reflect modern Britain,” a source close to Johnson said.
Johnson defeated Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in a ballot of Tory members —securing a comfortable 66.4% majority vote.
Sources tell Johnson and Hunt are in talks over the Foreign secretary’s next role. However, Hunt is firm that he would not accept any role less than his current or that of home secretary, chancellor or even deputy prime minister.
Dominic Cummings, the former chief of the Vote Leave campaign, is said to be made a senior adviser to the new prime minister.
Meanwhile, David Frost, a former ambassador and senior official at the Foreign Office, will take on the crucial role of a key negotiator on Brexit.
After his victory, Mr Johnson said his priorities were to deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Further, Johnson Boris Johnson needs to decide who will take over at the Treasury after Chancellor Philip Hammond hinted to resign if Johnson were to become the leader. Probable choices include Home Secretary Sajid Javid, former Brexit Secretary Dominic
On Wednesday 12:00 BST onwards, Theresa May would take her last Prime Minister’s Questions. Post-lunch, she will make a farewell speech before travelling to Buckingham Palace for submitting her resignation to the Queen.
The PM-elect Boris Johnson will then see the Queen, where he will be invited to form a government
Soon after, he will make a speech in Downing Street before finally entering the building for the first time as prime minister.
He would then, announce his most senior cabinet appointments, such as chancellor, home secretary and foreign secretary. He would also be making and taking his first calls from other world leaders.
Johnson’s victory comes after a competitive contest that put the UK on course for a showdown with the European Union (EU).
Soon after his victory, Johnson contended his priorities were to deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.