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Liz Truss and Dominic Raab ordered to share Chevening getaway

Boris Johnson decides foreign secretary and deputy PM both get access to grace-and-favour mansion

Boris Johnson has one less cabinet split on his hands after it emerged he has instructed two senior ministers to share the grace-and-favour mansion of Chevening.

The 115-room house is traditionally reserved for foreign secretaries, meaning it should have been inherited by Liz Truss when she was promoted in last month’s reshuffle. However, Dominic Raab, whom she replaced, refused to go down without a fight and secured the title of deputy prime minister in addition to his new, more junior, justice secretary title.

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