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As it happened: the 2014 government reshuffle

18.59 The reshuffle is over and the dust is settling in Westminster. Catch up on all today’s events in our Evening Blend email, which has just gone out. if you don’t yet subscribe to this free daily update of all the key political events, you can read it in full here and subscribe here. Thanks for following the biggest reshuffle of this Parliament. This live blog is now closing.

18.10 David Cameron has announced the appointment of Tobias Ellwood as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office and, with an invitation to look at the list of all today’s ministerial announcements on the GOV.UK website, the end of today’s appointments.

17.51 Michael Gove has just been on BBC News and made a very good fist of sounding pleased—nay, ecstatic—about his new role as Chief Whip. Huw Edwards put to Gove the views of a ‘prominent conservative commentator’ that his job change is ‘an appalling decision which suggests that the Prime Minister is more worried about party management than children’s education.’ (See Fraser at 10:00). Gove said that ‘couldn’t be more wrong’.

17.01 Jo Johnson has been promoted to Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (he remains head of the Downing Street Policy Unit) and Sam Gymiah, a whip, has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education.

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