Liz Truss is to replace Mr Raab as Foreign Secretary, while Michael Gove has been made Housing and Communities Secretary, with additional responsibilities for levelling up.
He retains his brief for the Union and elections. Four ministers have been sacked from the Government.
Keep up to date with the fast-paced reshuffle in our politics liveblog.
PM’s patience ‘has limits’
Gavin Williamson was the first to leave Mr Johnson’s Cabinet from his post as Education Secretary.
He said it “has been a privilege to serve” in the role and that he “looks forward to continuing to support the Prime Minister and the Government”.
Mr Williamson’s performance in the education brief had left him vulnerable after widespread criticism over his handling of his departmental responsibilities during the Covid-19 crisis, particularly due to the GCSE and A-level results fiasco amid cancelled exams.
Elliot Wilson analyses how, by ousting the Education Secretary, Mr Johnson has proved that his patience has its limits.
Masks only ‘with strangers’
One person who was deemed at no risk from this reshuffle was Sajid Javid.
The Health Secretary has only been in post since June following the sacking of Matt Hancock, which is perhaps why he was given this morning’s round on broadcast media.
Yet he has still caused controversy in Westminster, after saying Conservative MPs do not have to wear masks in the House of Commons, despite pleas from the Speaker, because they know each other.
Read on for his comments as he spoke about the Government’s Covid winter plan.
Here we answer your questions about the blueprint for living with Covid-19 this winter.
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