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MAJOR RESHUFFLE OF U.K CABINET ANNOUNCED

List of government posts

Confirmed ministerial posts so far:

John Prescott: Deputy prime minister and deputy leader of the Labour party

Jack Straw: Leader of the House of Commons

Margaret Beckett: Foreign secretary

Geoff Hoon: Minister for Europe (cabinet post)

John Reid: Home secretary

Des Browne: Defence secretary

Alistair Darling: Trade secretary

Alan Johnson: Education secretary

Douglas Alexander will have a cabinet post.

Further appointments will be confirmed later today.

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