Transport minister Stephen Hammond has been culled from the cabinet by the PM in a government reshuffle.

It comes just six months after taking Hammond took back responsibility for freight and logistics from Robert Goodwill.

A Downing Street spokesperson told that details of who would be taking over the role would be announced later today.

At least a dozen other cabinet members have been affected in the prime minister’s reshuffle, including foreign secretary William Hague, who stepped down from his post but who will remain in the cabinet as leader of the House of Commons.

Hammond had held the post of Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport since September 2012.

You can follow the live announcements of new cabinet members on David Cameron’s Twitter feed @David_Cameron, which has so far revealed Phillip Hammond as the new foreign secretary and Michael Gove as commons chief whip.