Here's who will be in Theresa May's cabinet - according to the media

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If all goes as is currently expected, Theresa May will soon be the country's new prime minister.

Not many people voted for her, but it seems to be what is happening.

Political commentators are now speculating on what her cabinet will look like.

Here's a brief roundup on who is expected to feature, by those expected to know:

Philip Hammond

The foreign secretary is currently backed by ITV News' Robert Peston to become chancellor:

Although a Remainer, and therefore toxic to some of the Leave ultras, seen as a steady technocrat for the challenging economic times ahead.

This is a positional change also expected by the Independent's Chief Political Commentator John Rentoul.

Henry Zeffman of the Times writes that Hammond's role as shadow chief secretary to the treasury between 2007 and 2010 aids other speculation linking him to Chancellor.

Meanwhile, Asa Bennett of the Telegraph also links him to the role, as does Jack Blanchard of the Mirror.

Jeremy Hunt

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Rentoul backs Hunt for either home secretary, work and pensions secretary, or leader of the House of Commons.

The Times say he will expect to stay on, perhaps in a new portfolio, while Hunt is also marked as work and pensions or health secretary by the Telegraph.

The Mirror tip him for home secretary, "worryingly".

Justine Greening

She's also pitched by Peston as a possible "de facto number two in government", whereas John Rentoul suggests she will not move from her current brief as international development secretary.

The Times says:

She may now be in line for a significant promotion.

The Mirror tips her for a likely promotion, whereas the Telegraph suggests she may become the new communities secretary.

Sajid Javid

John Rentoul backs Javid to stay in his current brief as business secretary, whereas the Telegraph suggests he may be promoted to chancellor.

Amber Rudd

The Mirror suggests the energy secretary will receive a promotion, as does the Times and also John Rentoul, who tips her for home secretary or health secretary and minister for women and equalities

George Osborne

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Rentoul backs Osborne as foreign secretary, as does Robert Peston, and the Mirror whereas the Telegraph suggest he will become the new Brexit minister.

Boris Johnson

The Mirror hints that Johnson will become home secretary, whereas the Telegraph pick him for a number of the more minor cabinet roles, a sentiment supported by the Times, and indeed by the Independent's Rentoul, who picks him for culture, media and sport secretary.

Andrea Leadsom

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Rentoul positions Leadsom as the new environment, food and rural affairs secretary, while the Mirror note she would like life in number 11.

The Telegraph suggest she will be made business secretary or chief secretary to the treasury.

Michael Gove

The Mirror says Gove will "do well to hang on to his current job as justice secretary", a sentiment reiterated by the Times.

Rentoul believes he will hang onto his current brief, whereas the Telegraph suggests he will move to the Foreign Office.

Chris Grayling

The Telegraph back Grayling for the post of Brexit secretary, a view backed by Robert Peston, John Rentoul, the Times and the Mirror.

Seems pretty unanimous.

Stephen Crabb

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The Telegraph back him to either stay at the DWP or move to the Home Office, while Rentoul expects him to remain in his current role.

Nicky Morgan

Morgan is rarely mentioned, other than to note she will likely be kept where she is, in her current role as education secretary.

Liam Fox

He's been tipped by the Telegraph as a possible foreign secretary, also by Peston, and the Times suggest he's in the running for a senior cabinet post.

David Davis

Peston tips Davis as a possible minister for Brexit, as does the Mirror.

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