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Boris Johnson is likely to appoint the highest number ever of black and ethnic minority ministers to his Cabinet if he becomes Prime Minister Boris Johnson to 'appoint highest ever number of ethnic minorities to Cabinet' Home Secretary Sajid Javid is currently the only non-white Cabinet member He could be joined by a returning Priti Patel and housing minister Rishi Sunak

By Jack Doyle for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:41 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 00:41 BST, 22 July 2019

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Boris Johnson is expected to appoint the highest number ever of black and ethnic minority ministers to his Cabinet this week.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is currently the only non-white member of the Cabinet after being first appointed under David Cameron.

Mr Javid will stay in one of the most senior jobs, and could be joined by a returning Priti Patel, who is being lined up to be International Trade Secretary. Miss Patel was made International Development Secretary by Theresa May. 

Boris Johnson is expected to appoint the highest number ever of black and ethnic minority ministers to his Cabinet this week

Boris Johnson is expected to appoint the highest number ever of black and ethnic minority ministers to his Cabinet this week

But she was forced to resign after it emerged she held a series of ‘off the books’ meetings with figures in the Israeli government including premier Benjamin Netanyahu.

Several other rising stars are being considered for Cabinet roles, including Rishi Sunak, 39, who is a housing minister. 

He has been tipped to move to the Treasury as Chief Secretary, replacing Liz Truss, who is also in line for promotion.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is currently the only non-white member of the Cabinet after being first appointed under David Cameron. Mr Javid will stay in one of the most senior jobs

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is currently the only non-white member of the Cabinet after being first

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