Theresa May was pictured kissing her husband Philip (left) as she left her London home to travel to Downing Street for her first full day as Prime Minister this morning.
The new Prime Minister shocked Westminster by sacking Michael Gove (second left), Nicky Morgan (third left), Oliver Letwin and John Whittingdale (second right) as she brutally deposed David Cameron‘s allies before completing her first Cabinet.
Oliver Letwin (pictured far right) was also sacked from the Duchy of Lancaster. The axing of a string of senior ministers leave plum vacancies at justice, education, health and culture for Mrs May to fill over the coming hours.
Mr Gove ran against Mrs May for the Tory leadership – exploding Boris Johnson‘s hopes in the process – with the backing of Mrs Morgan, who signed his nomination papers. Today’s sackings come the morning after Mrs May disposed of George Osborne‘s services as Chancellor of the Exchequer.