New Conservative cabinet : meets for the 1st time
The Conservatives won a 12-seat majority in the House of Commons in Thursday’s election, taking 331 of the 650 seats. Following the victory, David Cameron chairs the first all-Tory cabinet meeting for 18 years. The prime minister has assembled his new team following the Conservatives’ general election victory, promoting a number of leading female ministers.
He is expected to talk about the measures to boost employment and lower the welfare cap will be in his first Queen’s speech. A rise in free childcare for England’s pre-school children will also feature.
Mr Cameron is expected to urge his ministers to “give everyone in our country the chance to make the most of their life”, predicting his approach will be labelled “blue-collar Conservatism”. His party will offer “the chance to get on”, to him, to say, “with the dignity of a job, the pride of a pay cheque, a home of their own and the security and peace of mind that comes from being able to support a family”.