Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

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United Kingdom
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
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Eric Pickles Official.jpg
Incumbent
Eric Pickles

since 12 May 2010
Department for Communities and Local Government
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder Ruth Kelly
Formation 6 May 2006
Website http://www.communities.gov.uk/

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is a Cabinet position heading the UK's Department for Communities and Local Government.

This department was created in 2006 by then British Prime Minister Tony Blair to replace the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State took over the responsibilities of the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. This post, within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, was created in 2005, on the transfer of several of the functions of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

List of Secretaries and Ministers[edit]

Minister of State for Communities and Local Government[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
David Miliband David Miliband 11 April 2007.JPG 5 May 2005 5 May 2006 Labour Tony Blair

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Ruth Kelly RuthKellyMP.jpg 6 May 2006 27 June 2007 Labour Tony Blair
Hazel Blears Hazel Blears, June 2009 2 cropped.jpg 28 June 2007 5 June 2009 Labour Gordon Brown
John Denham John Denham.jpg 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Official.jpg 12 May 2010 Incumbent Conservative David Cameron
(Coalition)