|Secretary of State|
for the Home Department
The Right Honourable
(UK and the Commonwealth)
|Status||Great Office of State|
National Security Council
|Reports to||The prime minister|
on advice of the prime minister
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||27 March 1782|
|First holder||Earl of Shelburne|
The home secretary in the United Kingdom is an important minister of the British Government. Since 24 July 2019, the office has been held by Priti Patel. She is responsible for immigration, the police and other matters relating to the safety of the United Kingdom.
The shadow home secretary is Nick Thomas-Symonds, MP for Torfaen.