David Cameron appoints four senior cabinet ministers
David Cameron is spending the weekend finalizing his first all-Conservative cabinet after his party won a majority in Thursday’s election.
The PM has already reappointed Chancellor George Osborne, who has also been made first secretary of state.
Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Michael Fallon retain their jobs at the Home Office, Foreign Office and defence with other announcements due on Monday.
Meanwhile Labour and the Lib Dems are beginning the search for new leaders.
Mr Cameron, who has promised to lead a government for “one nation” after his party won its first majority since 1992 with 331 seats, has already spoken to SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, whose party won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland.
The SNP is expected to press for more devolved powers for the Scottish Parliament, going beyond what was proposed by the Smith Commission after last year’s independence referendum.
Speaking on Friday, Mr Cameron said he would “stay true to my word and implement as fast as I can the devolution that all parties agreed for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland”.