May appoints new Cabinet, Priti Patel retains portfoloio
June 12, 2017  09:35
Theresa May has appointed her close ally Damian Green as her first secretary of state  while Priti Patel remained the senior-most Indian-origin Cabinet minister as the embattled British premier unveiled her new Cabinet after shock election results forced her to form a minority government.   

Patel holds on to her position as the senior-most Indian-origin Cabinet minister and will remain in charge as the secretary of state for international development in the new government, which May said will focus on delivering a successful Brexit.   

Prime Minister May said the new line-up brought in "talent from across the whole of the Conservative party".
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