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Shuffle: James Brokenshire and Secretary

shuffle: She is expected to appoint more women, people from ethnic minorities and recently elected lawmakers to ministerial posts, according to Toronto Star. Her shuffle was complicated by the resignation of the U.K.'s minister for Northern Ireland amid a long-running political crisis in Belfast. While senior ministers including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis are expected to keep their jobs, May is looking to make her Conservative government more representative of Britain. James Brokenshire said he was quitting because he is about to have surgery for a lesion on his lung and will need time to recover. The parties in Belfast have missed several government-imposed deadlines to restore power sharing, and Northern Ireland faces direct rule from London if a solution is not found soon. Read more U.K. PM Theresa May to shuffle cabinet as Brexit negotiations enter new phase Article Continued Below Theresa May says the U.K. is proving the doubters wrong' on Brexit Next phase of Brexit talks with U.K. will be dramatically difficult,' EU warns In a letter to May, Brokenshire said that as a result of my forthcoming surgery I will not be able to give the effort, energy and complete focus needed at this important time. react-empty 163 Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration has been suspended for a year amid a stalemate between the main Irish nationalist and British unionist parties. ( As reported in the news.