At five out of 23, the proportion of female cabinet ministers will be at one of its lowest recent levels
Boris Johnson is facing criticism over his appointment of the Brexit negotiator David Frost to a full-time ministerial job and a place at the cabinet table, which will put the proportion of female UK cabinet ministers at one of its lowest levels in recent years.
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Five women are full members of Johnson’s cabinet, making up just 21.7% of its 23 full members, now to include Lord Frost, appointed to lead on Britain’s relationship with the EU. One of those five, the minister without portfolio Amanda Milling, is unpaid. The attorney general, Suella Braverman, attends cabinet but is not a full member.