Cabinet of the United Kingdom

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In the government of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a group of Ministers led and chosen by the Prime Minister.

They are the main decision-makers in the British government. People in the cabinet have to be members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. There are currently 22 Cabinet positions in the government of the United Kingdom.

All of the current Cabinet members are also members of the governing Conservative Party.


Cabinet Ministers[change | change source]

As of 25 October 2022:

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Incumbent Office(s) Department Took Office
Cabinet ministers
The Right Honourable
Rishi Sunak
Member of Parliament
for Richmond (Yorks)

(born 1980)
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Union
Minister for the Civil Service
Cabinet Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Dominic Raab
Member of Parliament
for Esher and Walton

(born 1974)
Deputy Prime Minister
Secretary of State
for Justice

Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
Ministry of Justice 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
Portrait of Jeremy Hunt
The Right Honourable
Jeremy Hunt
MP for South West Surrey
(born 1966)
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
HM Treasury 14 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-14)
The Right Honourable
James Cleverly
MP for Braintree
(born 1969)
Secretary of State
for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Foreign Office 6 September 2022
(4 months ago)
 (2022-09-06)
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The Right Honourable
Suella Braverman
MP for Fareham
(born 1980)[1]
Secretary of State
for the Home Department
Home Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Ben Wallace
MP for Wyre and Preston North
(born 1970)
Secretary of State
for Defence
Ministry of Defence 24 July 2019
(3 years ago)
 (2019-07-24)
The Right Honourable
Steve Barclay
MP for North East Cambridgeshire
(born 1972)
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Department of Health and Social Care 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Oliver Dowden
MP for Hertsmere
(born 1978)
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Cabinet Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Penny Mordaunt
MP for Portsmouth North
(born 1973)
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons[a] 6 September 2022
(4 months ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Nicholas True
The Lord True

CBE
(born 1951)
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
Office of the Leader of the House of Lords[b] 6 September 2022
(4 months ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Grant Shapps
MP for Welwyn Hatfield
(born 1968)
Secretary of State
for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Michael Gove
MP for Surrey Heath
(born 1967)
Secretary of State
for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Kemi Badenoch
MP for Saffron Walden
(born 1980)
Secretary of State
for International Trade

President of the Board of Trade
Minister for Equalities
Department for International Trade
UK Export Finance
6 September 2022
(4 months ago)
 (2022-09-06)
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The Right Honourable
Mel Stride
MP for Central Devon
(born 1961)
Secretary of State
for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
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Gillian Keegan
MP for Chichester
(born 1968)
Secretary of State
for Education
Department for Education 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
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The Right Honourable
Thérèse Coffey
MP for Suffolk Coastal
(born 1971)
Secretary of State
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Mark Harper
MP for Forest of Dean
(born 1970)
Secretary of State
for Transport
Department for Transport 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Chris Heaton-Harris
MP for Daventry
(born 1967)
Secretary of State
for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Office 6 September 2022
(4 months ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Michelle Donelan
MP for Chippenham
(born 1984)
Secretary of State
for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 6 September 2022
(4 months ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Alister Jack
MP for Dumfries and Galloway
(born 1963)
Secretary of State
for Scotland
Scotland Office 24 July 2019
(3 years ago)
 (2019-07-24)
The Right Honourable
David TC Davies
MP for Monmouth
(born 1970)
Secretary of State
for Wales
Wales Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
Ministers who also attend Cabinet
The Right Honourable
Simon Hart
MP
for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

(born 1977)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
(Government Chief Whip)
HM Treasury[c] 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
John Glen
MP for Salisbury
(born 1974)
Chief Secretary to the Treasury HM Treasury 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Victoria Prentis
MP for Banbury
(born 1971)
Attorney General for England and Wales
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Attorney General's Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Jeremy Quin
MP for Horsham
(born 1968)
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
Cabinet Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Johnny Mercer
MP for Plymouth Moor View
(born 1981)
Minister of State for Veterans' Affairs Cabinet Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Andrew Mitchell
MP for Sutton Coldfield
(born 1956)
Minister of State for Development Foreign Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)
The Right Honourable
Tom Tugendhat
MBE
MP for Tonbridge and Malling

(born 1973)
Minister of State for Security Home Office 6 September 2022
(4 months ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Robert Jenrick
MP for Newark
(born 1981)
Minister of State for Immigration Home Office 25 October 2022
(3 months ago)
 (2022-10-25)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons is a ministerial department of the Cabinet Office.
  2. The Office of the Leader of the House of Lords is a ministerial department of the Cabinet Office.
  3. Technically a part of the Treasury, but de facto a part of a semi-independent whips office supported by the Cabinet Office

References[change | change source]

  1. "Grants Shapps replaces Suella Braverman as home secretary". bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 19 October 2022.