London, Jul 26 : UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that he would change his own official title to include "minister for the Union" -- a pledge he made during his leadership campaign.
A Downing Street spokesperson said this was a "statement of his commitment" to strengthening ties between the constituent parts of the UK, reports BBC.
Johnson also appointed more Ministers.
Nick Hurd becomes a Northern Ireland Minister, while George Freeman has been given a transport brief. In addition to his new role at the Northern Ireland Office, Hurd would remain minister for London.
Michael Ellis becomes the new solicitor general, replacing Lucy Frazer.Other new appointments include Baroness Goldie as Defence Minister and Lord Ashton of Hyde as Lords chief whip.
Those who were confirmed as remaining in their posts include Baroness Williams of Trafford,- Home Office and Equalities Minister, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister at the Foreign Office, and Lord Callanan, Brexit Minister
After appointing a new cabinet on Wednesday, with Sajid Javid as chancellor, Dominic Raab as foreign secretary and Priti Patel as home secretary, Johnson began the complex job of reshuffling the rest of his government team.(UNI)