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Why has Sajid Javid resigned from Boris Johnson’s cabinet?

SAJID Javid has quit as Chancellor after a major falling out with Boris Johnson over his advisers.

But what was the row over and who will be replacing him? Here's the latest.

Why has Sajid Javid resigned from Boris Johnson's cabinet?

Sajid Javid has quit as Chancellor in a furious row over his advisers with Boris Johnson.

Mr Javid walked out on the government after being offered the chance to stay only if he fired all of his advisers.

He is said to have been at loggerheads with the PM's Chief Special Adviser Dom Cummings since his spad was sacked for leaving.

Javid said "no self-respecting minister" could accept such a condition.

He had been due to deliver his first Budget in four weeks' time.
The former home secretary was appointed chancellor by Mr Johnson when he became prime minister in July.

Who will replace Sajid Javid as Chancellor of the Exchequer?

Number 10 has confirmed that Rishi Sunak will be stepping in as Boris's new finance minister.

First elected to parliament in 2015, Sunak previously served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the second in command to the finance minister, overseeing public spending.

Who else has been kicked out during the reshuffle?

Ms Leadsom was the biggest scalp this morning, being booted out of her role as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Esther McVey was also sacked, losing her job as Housing Minister.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox also lost his job, despite being a loyal supporter who had asked to stay on.

The sacking came just ten minutes before he was due to take AG questions in the House of Commons.

Theresa Villiers lost her role as environment secretary, but insisted the PM would continue to have her "full support".

Mr Johnson also fired Northern Ireland secretary Mr Smith after being "blindsided" by his deal which could see Brit veterans prosecuted.

Mr Smith had been considered safe after securing the historic power-sharing deal at Stormont.

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