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 have to be members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

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

Cabinet Ministers[change | change source]

As of 13 February 2020:[1]

Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister

First Lord of the Treasury

Minister for the Civil Service

Boris Johnson MP 2019–present
Chancellor of the Exchequer

Second Lord of the Treasury

Rishi Sunak MP 2020–present
Secretary of State for the Home Department Priti Patel MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs First Secretary of State Dominic Raab MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace MP 2019–present
Lord Chancellor

Secretary of State for Justice

Robert Buckland QC MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matthew Hancock MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson CBE MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for International Trade

President of the Board of Trade

Minister for Women and Equalities

Elizabeth Truss MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma MP 2020–present
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice MP 2020–present
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for International Development Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP 2020–present
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden CBE MP 2020–present
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey MP 2019–present
Leader of the House of Lords

Lord Privy Seal

Natalie Evans, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park PC 2016–present
Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis CBE MP 2020–present
Conservative Party Co-Chair

Minister without Portfolio

Amanda Milling MP 2020–present
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Minister for the Cabinet Office

Michael Gove MP 2019–present
Also attending cabinet meetings
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay MP 2020–present
Lord President of the Council

Leader of the House of Commons

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP 2019–present
Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Mark Spencer MP 2019–present
Attorney General Suella Braverman MP 2020–present

References[change | change source]

  1. "Boris Johnson becomes UK's new prime minister". 2019-07-24. Retrieved 2019-07-24.