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.

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

Cabinet Ministers[change | change source]

As of May 2019:[1][2]

Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Theresa May MP 2016–present
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister for the Cabinet Office
David Lidington CBE MP 2018–present
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
Philip Hammond MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for the Home Department Sajid Javid MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Defence
Minister for Women and Equalities
Penny Mordaunt MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Chancellor
David Gauke MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matthew Hancock MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for International Trade
President of the Board of Trade
Liam Fox MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP 2017–present
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for International Development Rory Stewart MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright QC MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd MP 2018–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 David Mundell MP 2015–present
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley MP 2018–present
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
Party Chair
Brandon Lewis MP 2018–present
Also attending cabinet meetings
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss MP 2017–present
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
Andrea Leadsom MP 2017–present
Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Julian Smith MP 2017–present
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP 2018–present
Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry MP 2017–present
Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes MP 2018–present

References[change | change source]

  1. British Government (9 January 2018). "Ministerial appointments: January 2018". Press release. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministerial-appointments-january-2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  2. "Her Majesty's Government". parliament.uk. Parliament of the United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.