Major ministry


Major ministry

John Major was the Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for 6½ years from 28 November 1990 to 2 May 1997. He was first appointed Prime Minister having succeeded Margaret Thatcher as leader of the Conservative Party. He then led the Conservatives to victory in the April 1992 general election, but failed to secure the 1997 general election, as the Conservatives suffered their worst general election result of the 20th century and their place in government was taken by Labour, led by Tony Blair, after 18 years and four successive parliamentary terms of Conservative government.[1]

Contents

The Cabinet

OFFICE NAME TERM
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
John Major 1990–1997
Deputy Prime Minister
First Secretary of State
Michael Heseltine 1995–1997
Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont 1990–1993
  Kenneth Clarke 1993–1997
Lord Chancellor The Lord Mackay of Clashfern 1990–1997
Lord President of the Council John MacGregor 1990–1992
  Tony Newton 1992–1997
Lord Privy Seal The Lord Waddington 1990–1992
  The Lord Wakeham 1992–1994
  The Viscount Cranborne 1994–1997
Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd 1990–1995
  Malcolm Rifkind 1995–1997
Home Secretary Kenneth Baker 1990–1992
  Kenneth Clarke 1992–1993
  Michael Howard 1993–1997
Secretary of State for Defence Tom King 1990–1992
  Malcolm Rifkind 1992–1995
  Michael Portillo 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Education and Science Kenneth Clarke 1990–1992
Secretary of State for Education John Patten 1992–1994
  Gillian Shepherd 1994–1995
Secretary of State for Education and Employment Gillian Shepherd 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Employment Michael Howard 1990–1992
  Gillian Shepherd 1992–1993
  David Hunt 1993–1994
  Michael Portillo 1994–1995
Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine 1990–1992
  Michael Howard 1992–1993
  John Gummer 1993–1997
Secretary of State for Health William Waldegrave 1990–1992
  Virginia Bottomley 1992–1995
  Stephen Dorrell 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Social Security Tony Newton 1990–1992
  Peter Lilley 1992–1997
Secretary of State for National Heritage David Mellor 1992
  Peter Brooke 1992–1994
  Stephen Dorrell 1994–1995
  Virginia Bottomley 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Peter Lilley 1990–1992
  Michael Heseltine 1992–1995
  Ian Lang 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Transport Malcolm Rifkind 1990–1992
  John MacGregor 1992–1994
  Brian Mawhinney 1994–1995
  George Young 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Lang 1990–1995
  Michael Forsyth 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Wales David Hunt 1990–1993
  John Redwood 1993–1995
  David Hunt 1995
  William Hague 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Brooke 1990–1992
  Patrick Mayhew 1992–1997
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Chris Patten 1990–1992
  William Waldegrave 1992–1994
  David Hunt 1994–1995
  Roger Freeman 1995–1997
Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Mellor 1990–1992
  Michael Portillo 1992–1994
  Jonathan Aitken 1994–1995
  William Waldegrave 1995–1997
Secretary of State for Energy John Wakeham 1990–1992
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food John Gummer 1990–1993
  Gillian Shepherd 1993–1994
  William Waldegrave 1994–1995
  Douglas Hogg 1995–1997
Minister without Portfolio Jeremy Hanley 1994–1995
  Brian Mawhinney 1995–1997

November 1990

  • John Major: Prime Minister
  • Norman Lamont: Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Douglas Hurd: Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Kenneth Baker: Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • John Gummer: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Tom King: Secretary of State for Defence
  • Kenneth Clarke: Secretary of State for Education & Science
  • Michael Howard: Secretary of State for Employment
  • John Wakeham: Secretary of State for Energy
  • Michael Heseltine: Secretary of State for the Environment
  • William Waldegrave: Secretary of State for Health
  • Peter Brooke: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • John MacGregor: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Lord Waddington: Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords
  • Chris Patten: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Conservative Party Chairman
  • Tony Newton: Secretary of State for Social Security
  • Ian Lang: Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Peter Lilley: Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • Malcolm Rifkind: Secretary of State for Transport
  • David Mellor: Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Lord Mackay: Lord Chancellor
  • David Hunt: Secretary of State for Wales
  • Patrick Mayhew: Attorney General (Attending Cabinet)
  • Richard Ryder: Chief Whip (Attending Cabinet)

April 1992

  • John Major: Prime Minister
  • Norman Lamont: Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Douglas Hurd: Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Kenneth Clarke: Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • John Gummer: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Malcolm Rifkind: Secretary of State for Defence
  • John Patten: Secretary of State for Education
  • Gillian Shepherd: Secretary of State for Employment
  • David Mellor: Secretary of State for National Heritage
  • Michael Howard: Secretary of State for the Environment
  • Virginia Bottomley: Secretary of State for Health
  • Sir Patrick Mayhew: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Tony Newton: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Lord Wakeham: Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords
  • William Waldegrave: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • Peter Lilley: Secretary of State for Social Security
  • Ian Lang: Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Michael Heseltine: Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • John MacGregor: Secretary of State for Transport
  • Michael Portillo: Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Lord Mackay: Lord Chancellor
  • David Hunt: Secretary of State for Wales
  • Sir Norman Fowler: Conservative Party Chairman (Attending Cabinet)
  • Richard Ryder: Chief Whip (Attending Cabinet)
  • September 1992: Peter Brooke is appointed Secretary of State for National Heritage. David Mellor resigned.

May 1993

  • John Major: Prime Minister
  • Kenneth Clarke: Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Douglas Hurd: Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Michael Howard: Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • Gillian Shepherd: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Malcolm Rifkind: Secretary of State for Defence
  • John Patten: Secretary of State for Education
  • David Hunt: Secretary of State for Employment
  • Peter Brooke: Secretary of State for National Heritage
  • John Gummer: Secretary of State for the Environment
  • Virginia Bottomley: Secretary of State for Health
  • Sir Patrick Mayhew: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Tony Newton: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Lord Wakeham: Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords
  • William Waldegrave: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • Peter Lilley: Secretary of State for Social Security
  • Ian Lang: Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Michael Heseltine: Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • John MacGregor: Secretary of State for Transport
  • Michael Portillo: Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Lord Mackay: Lord Chancellor
  • John Redwood: Secretary of State for Wales
  • Sir Norman Fowler: Conservative Party Chairman (Attending Cabinet)
  • Richard Ryder: Chief Whip (Attending Cabinet)

July 1994

  • John Major: Prime Minister
  • Kenneth Clarke: Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Douglas Hurd: Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Michael Howard: Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • William Waldegrave: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Malcolm Rifkind: Secretary of State for Defence
  • Gillian Shepherd: Secretary of State for Education
  • Michael Portillo: Secretary of State for Employment
  • Stephen Dorrell: Secretary of State for National Heritage
  • John Gummer: Secretary of State for the Environment
  • Virginia Bottomley: Secretary of State for Health
  • Sir Patrick Mayhew: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Tony Newton: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Viscount Cranborne: Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords
  • David Hunt: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • Peter Lilley: Secretary of State for Social Security
  • Ian Lang: Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Michael Heseltine: Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • Brian Mawhinney: Secretary of State for Transport
  • Jonathan Aitken: Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Lord Mackay: Lord Chancellor
  • John Redwood: Secretary of State for Wales
  • Jeremy Hanley: Minister without Portfolio and Conservative Party Chairman
  • Richard Ryder: Chief Whip (Attending Cabinet)

July 1995

  • John Major: Prime Minister
  • Michael Heseltine: Deputy Prime Minister
  • Kenneth Clarke: Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Malcolm Rifkind: Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Michael Howard: Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • Douglas Hogg: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Michael Portillo: Secretary of State for Defence
  • Gillian Shepherd: Secretary of State for Education & Employment
  • Virginia Bottomley: Secretary of State for National Heritage
  • John Gummer: Secretary of State for the Environment
  • Stephen Dorrell: Secretary of State for Health
  • Sir Patrick Mayhew: Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Tony Newton: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Viscount Cranborne: Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords
  • Roger Freeman: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • Peter Lilley: Secretary of State for Social Security
  • Michael Forsyth: Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Ian Lang: Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • Sir George Young: Secretary of State for Transport
  • William Waldegrave: Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Lord Mackay: Lord Chancellor
  • William Hague: Secretary of State for Wales
  • Brian Mawhinney: Minister without Portfolio and Conservative Party Chairman
  • Alistair Goodlad: Chief Whip (Attending Cabinet)

References

  1. ^ [1]
Preceded by
Thatcher Ministry
List of British ministries
1990–1997
Succeeded by
Blair Ministry

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