New Education Secretary appointed – after predecessor lasted 35 hours

James Cleverly. Photograph: BBC

Downing Street has been appointing new ministers in the wake of news that Boris Johnson was to quit as PM.

Greg Clark is the new Levelling Up Secretary, replacing Michael Gove who was sacked as one of Johnson’s final decisions.

James Cleverly has been appointed Education Secretary. He replaces Michelle Donelan, who herself was only appointed on Tuesday to replace Nadhim Zahawi when be became chancellor.

That means she lasted about 35 hours in the job.

And Kit Malthouse is the new Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster, the most senior minister in the Cabinet Office after the Prime Minister.