Robert Buckland has been sacked from his role as justice secretary and Lord Chancellor as Boris Johnson carries out a Cabinet reshuffle.

Like Gavin Williamson who was sacked as Education Secretary today, Buckland was appointed to the position in the Cabinet following Boris Johnson’s election victory in July 2019.

In a tweet following him losing the role, Buckland said it had been “an honour” to serve in Government for the past seven years and as Lord Chancellor for the last two.

“I am deeply proud of everything I have achieved. On to the next adventure,” he added.

Buckland remains as an MP for South Swindon, a position he has held since 2010.

Earlier today a No.10 source had told the PA News Agency that Johnson will be conducting a reshuffle to “put in place a strong and united team” so that the UK could build back up from the pandemic.

“Yesterday, the PM set out his plan for managing Covid during the autumn and winter,” they added.

“But the Government must also redouble our efforts to deliver on the people’s priorities.

“The PM will be appointing ministers this afternoon with a focus on uniting and levelling up the whole country.”