Michael Gove is moved from education and William Hague quits as foreign secretary, in the final Conservative reshuffle ahead of next year’s general election. The main points –

- William Hague quits as foreign secretary and is replaced by former defence secretary Philip Hammond
Nicky Morgan
replaces Michael Gove as education secretary
- Michael Gove becomes Commons chief whip
- Michael Fallon becomes the defence secretary
- Liz Truss is secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs
- Esther McVey remains minister for employment and disabilities
- Greg Clark becomes minister of state for universities
- Lord Hill is the prime minister’s nomination for European commissioner
- Stephen Crabb is appointed secretary of state for Wales
- Baroness Tina Stowell is the new leader of the House of Lords

- Jeremy Wright is the new attorney general
- Matt Hancock is the new minister of state for business, enterprise and energy
Mark Harper returns as minister of state at the department for work and pensions
- Mike Penning is the new minister of state at the home office and ministry of justice
- Nick Boles is minister of state for the business and education departments
David Gauke is promoted to financial secretary to the Treasury
- John Hayes is appointed as minister of state for transport
Anna Soubry is promoted to minister of state at the ministry of defence
- Priti Patel becomes exchequer secretary at the Treasury
- Ed Vaizey becomes minister responsible for digital industries
- Brooks Newmark is minister for civil society at at Cabinet Office

Channel 4 News Political Editor Gary Gibbon blogs that a friend of William Hague says the outgoing foreign secretary had “lost his appetite for top-level British politics”. Mr Hague is up for another big international job if it comes along – but not one at the European Commission.

George Osborne has been quite fixated by the chief whip role and how it can be important in shaping a post 2015 leadership contest. Mr Gove is his most ardent and committed supporter. But this is grim reward for an ally and a bit baffling as an appointment.