oris Johnson has started sacking ministers as part of a reshuffle to reshape his government.
The Prime Minister is believed to be seeing cabinet ministers being fired in his Commons office.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is believed to be among those losing their jobs.
Promoted ministers are expected to be invited to Downing Street to be briefed on their new posts.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said Boris Johnson “understood the importance of having a diverse Cabinet” but would not ensure that women’s representation around the table would be maintained at least at its current level after the reshuffle .
Mr Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings called the reshuffle a “Carrie reshuffle”, suggesting Ms Johnson’s allies would be rewarded.
But when asked if the Prime Minister’s wife had been consulted on the reshuffle, the official Downing Street spokesperson replied: “No”.
Confirmation of the reshuffle came as Mr Johnson rose in the House of Commons to answer questions from the Prime Minister.
During Prime Minister’s Questions, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel were seated to Mr Johnson’s left and Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg to his right – along with other Cabinet heavyweights not seen in the bedroom.
A reshuffle of the Prime Minister’s management team was long overdue in Westminster.
“The prime minister will make a reshuffle on Wednesday to put in place a strong and united team to better rebuild after the pandemic,” the source said on Wednesday.
“On Tuesday, the Prime Minister presented his Covid management plan for the fall and winter.
“But the government must also redouble its efforts to meet the priorities of the population.
“The Prime Minister will appoint ministers this afternoon with a focus on the unity and leveling of the whole country.”