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Cabinet reshuffle: Who stays and who goes?

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Good morning, Prime Minister. I trust you had a pleasant holiday.

A new term is nearly upon us, and the General Election is less than two years away. The public will want to see your Cabinet is full of talent, ideas and energy - and some of your Ministers have been a little.. lacklustre. We suggest a reshuffle.

Step one: saying goodbye to some of your colleagues who sit in Cabinet. Mr Clegg must stay as your Deputy if the Coalition is to survive. Any of the others can go. Select the Ministers who you wish to promote to a more senior post, demote to a more junior position, or eject from the Government altogether, back to a quiet life on the backbenches.

Keep in job Move within Cabinet Demote Send to backbenches
George Osborne, Chancellor
William Hague, Foreign
Michael Gove, Education
Danny Alexander, Treasury
Theresa May, Home
Philip Hammond, Defence
Vince Cable, Business
Iain Duncan Smith, DWP
Chris Grayling, Justice
Eric Pickles, Communities
Jeremy Hunt, Health
Lord Hill, Leader of the Lords
Owen Paterson, Environment
Justine Greening, Development
Michael Moore, Scotland
Ed Davey, Energy
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport
Maria Miller, Culture
Theresa Villiers, Northern Ireland
David Jones, Wales
Ken Clarke, Minister without portfolio
Andrew Lansley, Commons Leader
George Young, Chief Whip
Francis Maude, Cabinet Office
Oliver Letwin, Policy
David Laws, Schools
Grant Shapps, Tory chairman
Baroness Warsi
David Willetts, Universities
Dominic Grieve, Attorney General