Rishi Sunak names new top team as Lord Cameron resigns

Rishi Sunak has confirmed his interim shadow cabinet, after 12 members of his top team lost their seats in the general election. Ex-Prime Minister Lord Cameron, who had made a surprise return to cabinet in November, has resigned and been replaced by his former deputy Andrew Mitchell as shadow foreign secretary.

Richard Holden has also resigned as party chairman, after what he described as a “very tough set of results”, and is replaced by former Economic Secretary to the Treasury Richard Fuller as interim chairman. Many of the key briefs remain unchanged, with Jeremy Hunt named as shadow chancellor and James Cleverly as shadow home secretary, mirroring the portfolios they held in government.

However, James Cartlidge has been appointed shadow defence secretary and Ed Argar shadow justice secretary, after Grant Shapps and Alex Chalk lost their seats. The Conservatives now have only 121 MPs – the lowest number in the party’s history – after losing 251 seats in a Labour landslide.

Source: BBC

In other news – At least 20 dead in Russian attack on Ukraine cities

At least 20 people have been killed after Russia launched a massive missile attack against cities across Ukraine, according to officials. In the capital, Kyiv, at least seven people were killed in a rare daytime attack.

Russian attack

The city’s mayor said a children’s hospital was hit by the missile strike and was being evacuated. Read more

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