LONDON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron began a reshuffle of his cabinet and ministerial team on Tuesday with finance minister George Osborne and foreign secretary William Hague to stay in their roles.
The move is aimed to inject "fighting spirit" into the coalition government and promote bright young ministers with a record of delivery, said a source from the Downing Street No. 10.
It is reported that Andrew Mitchell, a former army officer with strong links to the Tory right, is moved from International Development to Chief Whip, Ken Clarke, from Justice Secretary to Minister Without Portfolio, and Cheryl Gillan from her job as Welsh Secretary.
At the same time, Justine Greening at transport, Jeremy Hunt at culture, Andre Lansley, health secretary, and Caroline Spelman at environment, were among those awaiting calls from No. 10.
Cameron, who leads a coalition government in alliance with the smaller Liberal Democrats, has seen his party's popularity fall as Britain's economy struggles to recover from the financial crisis.
Cameron's reshuffle is the first such major move since the May 2010 general elections that brought Cameron to office.