JAMES CLEVERLY has had a promotion from Foreign Secretary to Home Secretary in a Conservative Party reshuffle.
The Tory politician holds on the of top jobs in the Rishi Sunak cabinet after rising through the ranks in his years as an MP.
Who is James Cleverly?
James Cleverly – born on September 4 1969 – is the member of Parliament for the Essex constituency of Braintree.
He is originally from Lewisham, South East London.
Before becoming an MP, he worked in magazine and online publishing, and since 1991 has also served in the Territorial Army, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He has a wife named Susie Cleverly and they have two sons, Freddy and Rupert.
What is James Cleverly's current role?
James Cleverly was appointed Home Secretary on November 13, 2023, after his predecessor Suella Braverman was sacked.
Braverman was fired from this position after making controversial comments in an opinion piece for The Times, where she claimed police 'play favourites' with left-wing protestors.
Cleverly was seen entering No. 10 Downing Street after Braverman was sacked, alongside new Foreign Secretary David Cameron.
Prior to his role Home Secretary, Cleverly was made Foreign Secretary on September 6, 2022 by then-PM Liz Truss.
He endorsed Boris Johnson in the October 2022 leadership race, but the ex-PM did not go on to stand.
Mr Cleverly then endorsed Rishi Sunak, who allowed him to keep his Cabinet job.
What other roles has James Cleverly held?
Before taking on his new role, Cleverly was the Education Secretary for three months, from July 2022 until September 2022 under the last days of Boris Johnson.
Before that, he was a Minister of State for Europe and North America in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from February to July 2022.
At the same time, he held the role as Minister of State for Europe and North America in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from February to July 2022.
Before that, he held the role of chairman of the Conservative party together with Ben Elliot from July 2019 until February 2020 – while also serving the role of Minister without Portfolio.
He also previously served as deputy chairman and as parliamentary under-secretary for Exiting the European Union.
He first became an MP at the 2015 election, having served since 2007 as a member of the London Assembly.
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