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Wednesday, 24 January, 2001, 12:41 GMT
CABINET RESHUFFLE


Blair's dramatic reshuffle
BBC News Online's full guide to Tony Blair's cabinet reshuffle.
Mandelson: No plan B for peace
New Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson holds his first talks with political parties in Northern Ireland and stresses his commitment to the Good Friday Agreement.
Mandelson makes his comeback
Peter Mandelson is back in the cabinet as Northern Ireland Secretary just 10 months after resigning and Jack Cunningham quits in a major reshuffle.
Hague: Mandelson job 'arrogant'
William Hague accuses the prime minister of "extraordinary arrogance" in bringing Peter Mandelson back to government 10 months after he left in disgrace.
'Prince of darkness' returns
Peter Mandelson returns to the government despite his resignation from the cabinet last December over a secret home loan.
Tributes for Mo Mowlam
A number of Northern Ireland political parties, including the Social Democratic and Labour Party, pay tribute to Mo Mowlam's contribution as secretary of state.
Mixed reaction to Mandelson appointment
The appointment of Peter Mandelson to replace Mo Mowlam as Northern Ireland secretary gets a mixed reaction from the main political parties
Employment minister gets new job
Andrew Smith is being promoted as employment minister to become the new chief secretary to the Treasury.
From the NI Office to Cabinet Office
The movement of the Mo Mowlam to the Cabinet Office will aim to make full use of the skills she developed at the Northern Ireland Office.
Alan Milburn: A healthy challenge
Alan Milburn is a rising young star in the cabinet whose Blairite tendencies belie impressive old Labour credentials.
Reid remains at Scotland Office
Westminster MP Dr John Reid remains Scottish Secretary - despite being widely tipped to become the UK's defence secretary.
Blair's big surprise
Tony Blair's surprise decision to bring Peter Mandelson back into the cabinet is further proof of his iron grip on his government, says Political Correspondent Nick Assinder.
Cunningham's long goodbye
Cabinet "enforcer" Jack Cunningham's resignation from the government is one political departure that has been a long time coming.
For the defence: Geoff Hoon
Former lawyer Geoff Hoon has experienced a rapid rise through government this year to become defence secretary.
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