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Priti Patel set to be exiled to the back benches
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Priti Patel set to be exiled to the back benches

Priti Patel visiting the scene of this week's Liverpool shooting in Knotty Ash. The Home Secretary might lose her job if Liz Truss becomes prime minister. Priti Patel is set to be the most high-profile casualty in a cull of Tory big beasts from the Cabinet if Liz Truss becomes prime minister. The Home Secretary does not currently figure in Ms Truss’s plans for government, along with another nine of the Conservative Party’s most senior figures. Dominic Raab, the Deputy Prime Minister, will also be exiled to the back benches, and there will be no roles for, among others, Steve Barclay, the Health Secretary; George Eustice, the Environment Secretary; and Mark Spencer, Leader of the House of Commons. Rishi Sunak and Michael Gove will not be invited back into the Cabinet, and Grant Shapps’...