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The new guard are young, but the Cabinet remains old

The average age of the new Cabinet-attending ministers is 44. 

Stephen Crabb, 41, is the new Welsh Secretary, replacing David Jones, 62. Photo: Getty
Stephen Crabb, 41, is the new Welsh Secretary, replacing David Jones, 62. Photo: Getty

David Cameron’s dramatic Cabinet reshuffle of the last 24 hours has seen the sacking of many older ministers in favour of younger replacements. The average age of the new ministers who can attend Cabinet is just 44, whereas those departing are, on average, 62 years old.

However, these changes have actually had little effect on the overall averall age of the cabinet – it has fallen by just four years.