Cabinet reshuffle: Johnson tells ministers to focus on delivery after Javid exit


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Media captionNew Chancellor Rishi Sunak was all smiles as the new cabinet met for the first time

Boris Johnson has told his new cabinet to focus on delivering Tory election promises following a reshuffle that saw Sajid Javid quit as chancellor.

Addressing his new team in Downing Street, the PM said they must get on with the “basic work” of improving lives and spreading opportunity.

Mr Javid quit on Thursday after he was told he could keep his job but only if he fired his team of advisers.

His successor Rishi Sunak has said he has “lots to get on with”.

Opening Friday’s cabinet meeting, the PM congratulated those present on “achieving or retaining” their cabinet jobs after a wide-ranging shake-up which saw a host of senior figures sacked.