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Top Tories appointed to old jobs in Cabinet

By Andrew Woodcock

George Osborne has been reappointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Theresa May Home Secretary and Philip Hammond Foreign Secretary, as David Cameron put a stamp of continuity on the first Cabinet of his Conservative Government.

Mr Osborne was also officially made the most senior Cabinet minister beneath the Prime Minister with the title First Secretary of State - effectively equivalent to deputy PM - which was previously held by William Hague.

Mr Cameron was also expected to keep the same Defence Secretary, after Michael Fallon was seen going into Number 10.

The Prime Minister was expected to wait until Monday to appoint the rest of his Cabinet.

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