Cabinet of the United Kingdom

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In the government of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a group of 22 people led and chosen by the Prime Minister who are the main decision-makers in the British government. People in the cabinet usually have to be members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

In the cabinet today, there is a coalition, which is when two or more parties make up the government. In this case there are two political parties; the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats.

Conservative Cabinet Ministers[change | edit source]

David Cameron - Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service.

William Hague - First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

George Osborne - Chancellor of the Exchequer

Kenneth Clarke - Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Theresa May - Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equality

Phillip Hammond - Secretary of State for Defence

Iain Duncan Smith - Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Andrew Lansley - Secretary of State for Health

Michael Gove - Secretary of State for Education

Eric Pickles - Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Justine Greening - Secretary of State for Transport

Caroline Spelman - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Andrew Mitchell - Secretary of State for International Development

Owen Paterson - Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Cheryl Gillan - Secretary of State for Wales

Jeremy Hunt - Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport

The Lord Strathclyde - Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The Baroness Warsi - Minister without Portfolio (Minister of State)

Liberal Democrat Cabinet Ministers[change | edit source]

Nick Clegg - Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council

Vince Cable - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Chris Huhne - Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Michael Moore - Secretary of State for Scotland

Danny Alexander - Chief Secretary to the Treasury