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 | change source]

Cabinet of the United Kingdom
Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP 2016–
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson MP 2016–
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Amber Rudd MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union The Rt Hon. David Davis MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP 2014–
Secretary of State for International Trade The Rt Hon. Liam Fox MP 2016–
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities
The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Damian Green MP 2016–
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
The Rt Hon. David Lidington MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Andrea Leadsom MP 2016–
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Priti Patel MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. David Mundell MP 2015–
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Alun Cairns MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. James Brokenshire MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2016–
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley MP 2016–
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister for Government Policy
Chairman of the Conservative Party
The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2016–
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park 2016–
Also attending cabinet meetings
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Gavin Williamson MP 2016–
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. David Gauke MP 2016–
Attorney General The Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP 2014–

Liberal Democrat Cabinet Ministers[change | change 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