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Second Cameron ministry

Second Cameron ministry
95th ministry of the United Kingdom (since 1707)
Incumbent
Date formed 8 May 2015
People and organisations
Head of government David Cameron
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II
Number of ministers 32
Member party Conservative Party
Status in legislature Majority
Opposition cabinet Corbyn Shadow Cabinet
Opposition party Labour Party
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn
History
Election(s) 2015 general election
Previous First Cameron ministry

David Cameron formed the Second Cameron ministry following the 7 May 2015 general election in Britain. Prior to the election, Cameron led the first Cameron ministry, a coalition government that consisted of members of the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Cabinet 2
  • List of Ministers 3
    • Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office 3.1
    • Departments of State 3.2
    • Parliament 3.3
  • See Also 4
  • References 5

History

Cameron announced his choice for Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Michael Fallon retaining their posts. Osborne was also given the honorific title of First Secretary of State, which had been held by William Hague in the preceding ministry. [1][2]

Cameron's choices for other ministers were announced through the week.[3][4] Eric Pickles, previously the Communities Secretary left the Cabinet and received a knighthood, being replaced by Greg Clark. Michael Gove moved to the position of Justice Secretary, replacing Chris Grayling, who became the new Leader of the House of Commons.

Several vacant Cabinet posts previously held by Liberal Democrats were subsequently filled by Conservative ministers - the positions of Business Secretary, Energy Secretary, Scottish Secretary and Chief Secretary to the Treasury were given to Sajid Javid, Amber Rudd, David Mundell and Greg Hands respectively, with John Whittingdale replacing Javid as Culture Secretary.

Mark Harper replaced Gove as Chief Whip, whilst Matthew Hancock became the new Minister for the Cabinet Office, being replaced by Anna Soubry as Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise. Also Priti Patel became the new Minister of State for Employment and Robert Halfon became a Minister without Portfolio.

Cabinet

Cabinet of the United Kingdom[5][6] []
Portfolio Minister
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. David Cameron MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
First Secretary of State
The Rt Hon. MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Chancellor
The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
President of the Board of Trade
The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities
The Rt Hon. MP
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Amber Rudd MP
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. David Mundell MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Stephen Crabb MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. John Whittingdale OBE MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon. Liz Truss MP
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE PC
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP
Also attending Cabinet meetings
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Mark Harper MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
The Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP
Attorney General The Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP
Minister of State for Employment The Rt Hon. Priti Patel MP
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. The Baroness Anelay of St John's DBE PC
Minister without Portfolio The Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP
Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise The Rt Hon. Anna Soubry MP

List of Ministers

Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office

Minister in the House of Commons Minister in the House of Lords
Conservative
Ministers in, or attending, Cabinet in bold
Prime Minister and Cabinet Office
Post Minister Term
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. David Cameron MP 2015-
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP 2015-
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
The Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP 2015-
Lord President of the Council The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP 2015-
Parliamentary Secretary for Constitutional Reform (unpaid) (also Government Whip) John Penrose MP 2015-
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon. The Lord Bridges of Headley 2015-
Minister without Portfolio (also Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party) The Rt Hon. Robert Halfon MP 2015-
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister The Rt Hon. Gavin Williamson MP 2015-

Departments of State

Business, Innovation and Skills
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
President of the Board of Trade
The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2015-
Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise The Rt Hon. Anna Soubry MP 2015-
Minister of State for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP 2015-
Minister of State for Skills (jointly with Education) Nick Boles MP 2015-
Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (jointly with Culture) The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences (jointly with Health) George Freeman MP 2015-
Minister of State for Trade and Investment (jointly with Foreign Office) The Rt Hon. The Lord Maude of Horsham PC 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property (jointly with Culture) The Rt Hon. CMG 2015
Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Dr. Greg Clark MP 2015-
Minister of State for Communities and Resilience
Minister for Portsmouth
The Rt Hon. Mark Francois MP 2015-
Minister of State for Housing and Planning Brandon Lewis MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Local Government Marcus Jones MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Local Growth
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse
James Wharton MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Syrian Refugees
(jointly with Home Office & International Development)
Richard Harrington MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. The Baroness Williams of Trafford 2015-
Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. John Whittingdale OBE MP 2015-
Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (jointly with Business) The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Tourism Tracey Crouch MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property (jointly with Business) The Rt Hon. CMG 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security The Rt Hon. The Baroness Shields OBE 2015-
Defence[7]
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP 2015-
Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne MP 2015-
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Penny Mordaunt MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans Lieutenant Colonel Mark Lancaster TD VRSM MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Reserves Captain Julian Brazier TD MP 2015-
Minister of State for Defence The Rt Hon. The Earl Howe PC 2015-
Education and Equalities
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities
The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP 2015-
Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb FCA MP 2015-
Minister of State for Skills (jointly with Business) Nick Boles MP 2015-
Minister of State for Children and Families Edward Timpson MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Childcare and Education Sam Gyimah MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (jointly with Justice) Caroline Dinenage MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Nash 2015-
Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Amber Rudd MP 2015-
Minister of State for Energy Andrea Leadsom MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change (jointly with Wales Office) The Rt Hon. The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth 2015-
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP 2015-
Minister of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment George Eustice MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Resource Management Rory Stewart OBE MP 2015-
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Phillip Hammond MP 2015-
Minister of State for Europe and NATO The Rt Hon. David Lidington MP 2015-
Minister of State for the Commonwealth, the Americas, Asia Pacific and South Asia The Rt Hon. Hugo Swire MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia Captain Tobias Ellwood MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Africa and the Caribbean James Duddridge MP 2015-
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Baroness Anelay of St. Johns DBE PC 2015-
Minister of State for Trade and Investment (jointly with Business) The Rt Hon. The Lord Maude of Horsham PC 2015-
Health
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2015-
Minister of State for Community and Social Care The Rt Hon. Alistair Burt MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Quality The Hon. Ben Gummer MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health Jane Ellison MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences (jointly with Business) George Freeman MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for NHS Productivity The Rt Hon. The Lord Prior of Brampton PC 2015-
Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP 2015-
Minister of State for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice, and Victims (jointly with Justice) The Rt Hon. Mike Penning MP 2015-
Minister of State for Security The Rt Hon. John Hayes MP 2015-
Minister of State for Immigration James Brokenshire MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Preventing Abuse and Exploitation Karen Bradley MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Syrian Refugees
(jointly with Communities & International Development)
Richard Harrington MP 2015-
Minister of State for Home Affairs The Rt Hon. The Lord Bates 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Countering Extremism (jointly with Transport) The Rt Hon. The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 2015-
International Development[8]
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2015-
Minister of State for International Development Major The Rt Hon. Desmond Swayne TD MP 2015-
Minister of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Syrian Refugees
(jointly with Communities & Home Office)
Richard Harrington MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. The Baroness Verma PC 2015-
Justice
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP 2015-
Minister of State for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims (jointly with Home Office) The Rt Hon. Mike Penning MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Courts and Legal Aid Shailesh Vara MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons, Probation, Rehabilitation and Sentencing Major Andrew Selous MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Human Rights Dominic Raab MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Justice (jointly with Education) Caroline Dinenage MP 2015-
Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Faulks QC 2015-
Northern Ireland
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP 2015-
Minister of State for Northern Ireland Captain Ben Wallace MP 2015-
Scotland
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. David Mundell MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. The Baron Dunlop 2015-
Advocate General for Scotland The Lord Keen of Elie QC 2015-
Transport
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for HS2, Aviation, Maritime and Cycling Robert Goodwill MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rail Claire Perry MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads and the Northern Powerhouse Andrew Jones MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Security and Regulation (jointly with the Home Office) The Rt Hon. The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 2015-
Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
First Secretary of State
The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP 2015-
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP 2015-
Financial Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke MP 2015-
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Damian Hinds MP 2015-
Economic Secretary to the Treasury Harriett Baldwin MP 2015-
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord O'Neill of Gatley 2015-
Wales
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Stephen Crabb MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales (unpaid) (also Government Whip) Alun Cairns MP (jointly with Whips Office) 2015-
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales (unpaid) (jointly with Energy) The Rt Hon. The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth 2015-
Work and Pensions[9]
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP 2015-
Minister of State for Employment The Rt Hon. Priti Patel MP 2015-
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson MP 2015-
Minister of State for Welfare Reform The Rt Hon. The Lord Freud PC 2015-
Minister of State for Pensions and Child Maintenance The Rt Hon. Baroness Altmann of Tottenham 2015-

Parliament

House Leaders
Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2015-
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons Dr. Therese Coffey MP 2015-
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE PC 2015-
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Earl Howe PC 2015-
Whips - House of Commons
Government Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Mark Harper MP 2015-
Deputy Chief Whip
Treasurer of HM Household
The Rt Hon. Anne Milton MP 2015-
Government Whip
Comptroller of HM Household
Gavin Barwell MP 2015-
Government Whip
Vice Chamberlain of HM Household
Kris Hopkins MP 2015-
Whips
Lords Commissioner of HM Treasury
The Rt Hon. David Evenett MP 2015-
John Penrose MP (jointly with Cabinet Office) 2015-
Alun Cairns MP (jointly with Wales Office) 2015-
Charlie Elphicke MP 2015-
Mel Stride MP 2015-
George Hollingbery MP (unpaid) 2015-
Assistant Government Whips Guy Opperman MP 2015-
Julian Smith MP 2015-
Margot James MP (unpaid) 2015-
Sarah Newton MP 2015-
Stephen Barclay MP 2015-
Simon Kirby MP 2015-
Jackie Doyle-Price MP 2015-
Whips - House of Lords
Chief Whip
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Rt Hon. The Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE PC 2015-
Deputy Chief Whip
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
The Rt Hon. The Lord Gardiner of Kimble 2015-
Whips
Lords and Baronesses in Waiting
The Rt Hon. The Lord Ashton of Hyde 2015-
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (also with Wales and Energy) 2015-
The Rt Hon. The Viscount Younger of Leckie 2015-
The Rt Hon. The Earl of Courtown 2015-
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen (unpaid) 2015-
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park 2015-

See Also

References

  1. ^ Election 2015: Prime Minister and ministerial appointments (press release), Prime Minister's Office (8 May 2015).
  2. ^ Nicolas Watts, George Osborne made first secretary of state in cabinet reshuffle, Guardian (8 May 2015).
  3. ^ "Election 2015: Prime Minister and ministerial appointments - News stories - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  4. ^ BBC News election liveblog.
  5. ^ "Election 2015: Prime Minister and ministerial appointments (Updated 12 May)" (Press release). 8 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Tilbrook, Richard (14 May 2015). "Business transacted and order approved at the Privy Council held by The Queen at Buckingham Palace on 14th May 2015" (PDF).  
  7. ^ "Ministry of Defence Ministerial appointments finalised - News stories - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  8. ^ "DFID welcomes new ministerial team - Press releases - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  9. ^ "New ministerial team welcomed to the Department for Work and Pensions - Press releases - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
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