SCOTTISH Secretary Alister Jack is keeping his role in Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle, it has been announced.

Despite being in post as Secretary of State for Scotland for only seven months, the Dumfries and Galloway MP was thought likely to be one of the victims of the Prime Minister’s changes to his Government.

But it was announced that Jack would keep his role.

There were a number of high profile casualties including including Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom.

Chancellor Sajid Javid stepped down from his role after refusing to allow his advisers to report directly to Boris Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings.

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Jack has seemingly not impressed his colleagues. He got the job after Johnson sacked David Mundell, infuriating Ruth Davidson, who ultimately stood down as Scottish Tory leader.

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Following the General Election, there were rumours Johnson might scrap the role of Secretary of State for Scotland, instead creating a Department for the Constitution, taking on responsibilities for the Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Ireland offices.

Alister Jack said: “I’m honoured to have been reappointed as Scottish Secretary by the Prime Minister. I look forward to helping to deliver a bright future for Scotland, and to continue to stand up for the majority of Scots who voted in 2014 to remain part of a strong United Kingdom.”