New cabinet: Who is in Liz Truss’s top team?

Suella Braverman is one of the big winners in Liz Truss’s first cabinet, replacing Priti Patel as home secretary.

Having run for the leadership herself, Braverman, an enthusiastic Brexit supporter, declared her support for her former rival soon after being eliminated from the contest.

She has been rewarded with a promotion from the role of attorney general, who attends cabinet, to one of the biggest jobs in it.

Last year, after Braverman announced she was expecting her second child, the government updated the law so that she – and future ministers – could take six months’ maternity leave without having to resign.

Braverman has been MP for Fareham in Hampshire since 2015, but before that was a barrister specialising in cases involving public bodies including her new department, the Home Office.

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