FACTBOX-UK PM Johnson reshuffles his team: Truss named foreign minister

LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson began reshuffling his team of ministers on Wednesday, seeking to refocus his government on fulfilling their 2019 election pledges as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a summary of the key changes he has made so far: Minister Before reshuffle After reshuffle Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Liz Truss - criticized for being on holiday in Crete as the Taliban advanced on Kabul Home Secretary Priti Patel Priti Patel Finance minister Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Education Secretary Gavin Williamson Nadhim Zahawi - criticized over his handling of school closures and exams during the pandemic, and for confusing two black campaigning sportsmen Housing, Communities Robert Jenrick Michael Gove and Local Government - involved in Secretary a row over his role in a planning decision which involved a billionaire developer who was also a Conservative Party donor Justice Secretary Robert Buckland Dominic Raab Deputy Prime Minister Did not exist Dominic Raab Trade Secretary Liz Truss To be confirmed Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Digital, Culture, Media Oliver Dowden Nadine Dorries and Sport Secretary Environment, Food and George Eustice To be confirmed Rural Affairs Secretary Transport Secretary Grant Shapps To be confirmed Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove To be confirmed Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng To be confirmed Health Secretary Sajid Javid To be confirmed Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis To be confirmed Secretary (Compiled by Kylie MacLellan; editing by David Milliken)

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