Cameron Ministry


Cameron Ministry

Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister

David Cameron
David Cameron (Con),
Prime Minister
Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg (LibDem),
Deputy Prime Minister

David Cameron is Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, after being invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government after the resignation as Prime Minister of Gordon Brown on 11 May 2010. Leading a coalition government formed by the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats, the coalition cabinet is composed of eighteen Conservatives and five Liberal Democrats.[1] It is the first coalition cabinet in the United Kingdom since the 1940–1945 coalition during the Second World War.

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The Cabinet

The last Parliament was dissolved on 12 April 2010 in advance of the May 2010 general election. After the resulting hung parliament, no single party has an overall majority in the House of Commons. In the Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement of 11 May 2010, the two parties formed a coalition government.[2][3] The new Parliament met on 18 May for the swearing-in of Peers in the House of Lords and newly elected and returning Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, and the election for the Speakership of the House of Commons. The Queen's Speech on 25 May listed the government's legislative agenda.

The Liberal Democrats have five Cabinet seats including Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister; if a Liberal Democrat minister resigns or is removed from office, another party member must be appointed to the Cabinet.[4] Each cabinet committee has a chair from one party and a deputy chair from the other; there is also a cabinet committee specifically overseeing the operation of the coalition. Both parties' ministers share collective responsibility for the government's positions, although the coalition agreement details several issues in which the parties agree to differ; the Liberal Democrats abstain from voting in such cases. Clegg, as Deputy Prime Minister, takes Prime Minister's Questions (PMQ) when Cameron is unavailable.[4]

While the government's frontbenchers sit together in the House of Commons and the two parties act as a bloc during PMQ,[5] the Liberal Democrat and Conservative backbenchers sit apart and have their own whips,[5] and the two parties still compete in by-elections.[4]

Key

Minister in the House of Commons
Minister in the House of Lords
Conservative
Liberal Democrat
Ministers in and attending Cabinet in bold

Prime Minister and Cabinet Office

Prime Minister and Cabinet Office
Post Minister Term
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. David Cameron MP 2010–
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Lord President of the Council
(with special responsibility for political and constitutional reform)
The Rt Hon. Nick Clegg MP. 2010–
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister The Rt Hon. Desmond Swayne TD MP 2010–
Chief Parliamentary and Political Adviser to the Deputy PM
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister
(also with Whips Office)
Norman Lamb MP 2010–
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General (attends Cabinet)
The Rt Hon. Francis Maude MP 2010–
Minister providing support to the Deputy PM in the Cabinet Office (also in Treasury) The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010–
Minister of State for Government Policy
(providing policy advice to the PM; attends Cabinet)
The Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Civil Society The Hon. Nick Hurd MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Political
and Constitutional Reform
Mark Harper MP 2010–
Minister without Portfolio (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Baroness Warsi PC 2010–

Departments of State

Business, Innovation and Skills
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The Rt Hon. Dr Vince Cable MP 2010–
Minister of State for Universities and Science (attends Cabinet) The Rt Hon. David Willetts MP 2010–
Minister of State for Skills and Lifelong Learning (jointly with Education) John Hayes MP 2010–
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise Mark Prisk MP 2010–
Minister of State for Decentralisation and Cities (jointly with Communities) The Rt Hon. Dr. Greg Clark MP 2011–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations,
Consumer and Postal Affairs
Edward Davey MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications
and Creative Industries (jointly with Culture)
The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2010–2011
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Baroness Wilcox 2010–
Minister of State for Trade and Investment (jointly with Foreign Office) (unpaid) The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint 2011–
Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP 2010–
Minister of State for Decentralisation and Cities (jointly with Business) The Rt Hon. Dr. Greg Clark MP 2010–
Minister of State for Housing and Local Government The Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State for Community Cohesion Andrew Stunell OBE MP 2010–
Bob Neill MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Baroness Hanham 2010–
Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Tourism and Heritage John Penrose MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport and the Olympics Major Hugh Robertson MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications
and Creative Industries
The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2010–
Defence
Post Minister Term
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Dr Liam Fox MP 2010-2011
The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2011–
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Security Strategy Gerald Howarth MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Personnel,
Welfare and Veterans
The Rt Hon. Major Andrew Robathan MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Equipment,
Support and Technology
Peter Luff MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (also with Whips Office) The Lord Astor of Hever 2010–
Education
Secretary of State for Education The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP 2010–
Minister of State for Children and Families Sarah Teather MP 2010–
Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb FCA MP 2010–
Minister of State for Apprenticeships (16–18) and Careers Advice
(jointly with Business)
John Hayes FRSA MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Tim Loughton MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Lord Hill of Oareford 2010–
Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Chris Huhne MP 2010–
Minister of State for Climate Change Gregory Barker MP 2010–
Minister of State for Energy Charles Hendry MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Lord Marland 2010–
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon. Caroline Spelman MP 2010–
Minister of State for Agriculture and Food The Rt Hon. James Paice MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment
and Fisheries
Richard Benyon MRICS MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Lord Henley 2010–2011
The Lord Taylor of Holbeach 2011–
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
First Secretary of State
The Rt Hon. William Hague MP 2010–
Minister of State Jeremy Browne MP 2010–
Minister of State (Europe and NATO) The Rt Hon. David Lidington MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State Henry Bellingham MP 2010–
Alistair Burt MP 2010–
Minister of State (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Howell of Guildford PC 2010–
Minister of State for Trade and Investment (jointly with Business) (unpaid) The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint 2011–
Government Equalities Office
Minister for Women and Equalities (also Secretary of State for the Home Department) The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities (also with
Home Office)
Lynne Featherstone MP 2010–
Health
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Andrew Lansley CBE MP 2010–
Minister of State for Health The Rt Hon. Simon Burns MP 2010–
Minister of State for Care Services Paul Burstow MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health Anne Milton MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality The Earl Howe 2010–
Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department (also Minister for Women and Equalities) The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP 2010–
Minister of State for Immigration Damian Green MP 2010–
Minister of State for Police and Criminal Justice (jointly with Justice) The Rt Hon. Nick Herbert MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Criminal Information
(also with Government Equalities)
Lynne Featherstone MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Reduction James Brokenshire MP 2010–2011
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime and Security 2011–
Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism The Rt Hon. The Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG 2010–2011
Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour Reduction The Rt Hon. The Baroness Browning 2011
The Rt Hon. The Lord Henley 2011–
International Development
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP 2010–
Minister of State The Rt Hon. Alan Duncan MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Stephen O'Brien MP 2010–
Justice
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP 2010–
Minister of State for Police and Criminal Justice (jointly with Home Office) The Rt Hon. Nick Herbert MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for HM Court Service and Legal Aid Jonathan Djanogly MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation Captain Crispin Blunt MP 2010–
Minister of State (also Deputy Leader of the Lords) The Rt Hon. The Lord McNally PC 2010–
Northern Ireland
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Owen Paterson MP 2010–
Minister of State The Rt Hon. Hugo Swire MP 2010–
Scotland
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Michael Moore MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon. David Mundell MP 2010–
Transport
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2010–2011
The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2011–
Minister of State for Rail and Aviation The Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Regional and Local Transport Norman Baker MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Roads and Motoring Mike Penning MP 2010–
Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP 2010–
Chief Secretary to the Treasury (also in Cabinet Office) The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010–
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban MP 2010–
Economic Secretary to the Treasury Justine Greening MP 2010–2011
Chloe Smith MP 2011–
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke MP 2010–
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (unpaid) The Lord Sassoon 2010–
Wales
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Cheryl Gillan MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State David Jones MP 2010–
Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP 2010–
Minister of State for Employment The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2010–
Minister of State for Pensions Steve Webb MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled People Maria Miller MP 2010–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (unpaid) The Lord Freud 2010–

Law officers

Attorney General's Office
Attorney General (attends Cabinet when responsibilities are on the agenda)
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP 2010–
Solicitor General Edward Garnier QC MP 2010–
Office of the Advocate General for Scotland
Advocate General for Scotland The Rt Hon. The Lord Wallace of Tankerness PC QC 2010–

Parliament

House Leaders
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Privy Seal (attends Cabinet)
The Rt Hon. Sir George Young Bt MP 2010–
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (unpaid) David Heath CBE MP 2010–
Leader of the House of Lords
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon. The Lord Strathclyde PC 2010–
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also with Justice) The Rt Hon. The Lord McNally PC 2010–
Whips
Government Chief Whip (attends Cabinet)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2010–
Deputy Chief Whip
Treasurer of the Household
The Rt Hon. John Randall MP 2010–
Deputy Chief Whip
Comptroller of the Household
Liberal Democrat Chief Whip
The Rt Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP 2010–
Whip
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
The Rt Hon. Mark Francois MP 2010–
Whips
Lords of the Treasury
Michael Fabricant MP 2010–
Angela Watkinson MP 2010–
Jeremy Wright MP 2010–
Brooks Newmark MP (unpaid) 2010–
James Duddridge MP 2010–
Assistant Whips Philip Dunne MP (unpaid) 2010–
Stephen Crabb MP 2010–
Robert Goodwill MP 2010–
Shailesh Vara MP 2010–
Bill Wiggin MP 2010–
Chloe Smith MP 2010–2011
Greg Hands MP 2011–
Mark Hunter MP 2010–
Norman Lamb MP (jointly with Deputy PM's office) 2010–
Chief Whip
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE PC 2010–
Deputy Chief Whip
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
The Rt Hon. The Lord Shutt of Greetland PC 2010–
Whips
Lords and Baronesses in Waiting
The Earl Attlee 2010–
The Lord Astor of Hever (also with Defence) 2010–
The Lord de Mauley 2010–
The Baroness Northover (unpaid) 2010–
The Baroness Rawlings 2010–
The Baroness Stowell of Beeston 2011–
The Lord Taylor of Holbeach (unpaid) 2010–2011
The Baroness Verma 2010–
The Lord Wallace of Saltaire (unpaid) 2010–

Changes since 12 May 2010

See also

References

  1. ^ Nick Clegg appointed Deputy Prime Minister
  2. ^ Conservative Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement, Conservative Party, Published 12 May 2010, Accessed 13 May 2010
  3. ^ Conservative Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement, Liberal Democrats, Published 12 May 2010, Accessed 13 May 2010
  4. ^ a b c "Coalition government: Q&A" Daily Telegraph, 14 May 2010.
  5. ^ a b Riddell, Peter. "All change in the transformed House of Commons" The Times, 19 May 2010.

External links

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2010–present
Incumbent

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