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FIRST CABINET ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE

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There were few surprises as Tony Blair confirmed the first names in his cabinet: ...
There were few surprises as Tony Blair confirmed the first names in his cabinet:

Gordon Brown - Chancellor of the Exchequer

John Prescott - Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for Transport and Regions

Robin Cook - Foreign Secretary

Margaret Beckett - President of the Board of Trade

David Blunkett - Education and Employment

Lord Irvine - Lord Chancellor

An announcement on the remaining cabinet members, including the new Environment Secretary, are not expected until tomorrow (4 May).

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