British Government frontbench

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The Government frontbench in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, also known as the Treasury Bench, consists of the Cabinet and all other ministers.

Key[edit]

Member of the House of Commons
Member of the House of Lords
Privy Counsellor
Cabinet full members in bold
Cabinet attendees in bold italics

Prime Minister and Cabinet Office[edit]

Prime Minister
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Minister for the Union
Boris Johnson
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Alex Burghart
Cabinet Office

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Michael Gove
Minister without Portfolio James Cleverly
(unpaid, Conservative Party Chair)
Minister of State (Northern Powerhouse) Jake Berry
(jointly with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, will attend Cabinet)
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
Oliver Dowden (works with Office of Veteran Affairs, will attend Cabinet)
Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer (jointly with the MOD, paid as Parliamentary Secretary)
Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution) Chloe Smith
Interim Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for the Constitution) Kevin Foster
(also with Wales Office and a Assistant Government Whip)
Parliamentary Secretary Simon Hart

Foreign relations[edit]

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
First Secretary of State
Dominic Raab
Minister for Europe and the Americas Christopher Pincher
Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Andrew Murrison
(jointly with DfID)
Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN and South Asia, PM Special Envoy for Freedom of Religious Belief & Prevention of Sexual Violence The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State for Africa Andrew Stephenson
(jointly with DfID)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Asia & the Pacific Heather Wheeler
Defence
Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer
(jointly with the Cabinet Office)
Minister of State The Baroness Goldie
(unpaid)
International Development
Secretary of State for International Development Alok Sharma
Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison
(jointly with DfID)
Minister of State for Africa Andrew Stephenson
(joint with FCO)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Zac Goldsmith
(joint with DEFRA)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State The Baroness Sugg
(unpaid)
Government Equalities Office (part of Cabinet Office)
Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd (also Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)
Minister for Women Victoria Atkins
(joint with Home Office)
Minister for Equalities
(also with Home Office)
The Baroness Williams of Trafford
Exiting the European Union
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay

Minister of State The Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State James Duddridge

Law and order[edit]

Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department Priti Patel
Minister of State for Security Brandon Lewis (will attend Cabinet)
Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service Kit Malthouse
Minister of State for Countering Extremism
Minister of State for Equalities
The Baroness Williams of Trafford
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding & Vulnerability
Minister for Women
Victoria Atkins
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Immigration Seema Kennedy
Justice
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
Robert Buckland QC
(paid only as Lord Chancellor)
Minister of State for Prisons and Probations Lucy Frazer QC MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Wendy Morton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Edward Argar
Lords Spokesperson The Lord Keen of Elie QC
(also Advocate General for Scotland)
Law Officers
Attorney General
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Geoffrey Cox QC
Solicitor General Michael Ellis MP
Advocate General for Scotland The Lord Keen of Elie QC
(also MoJ spokesperson)

Economy[edit]

Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
Sajid Javid
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak (attends Cabinet, unpaid)
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jesse Norman
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke (Paid as a Parliamentary Secretary)
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
City Minister
John Glen (Paid as a Parliamentary Secretary)
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrea Leadsom
Minister of State Kwasi Kwarteng (will attend Cabinet)
Minister of State Jo Johnson
(joint with DfE, will also attend Cabinet)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility Kelly Tolhurst
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Lord Duncan of Springbank
Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Minister for Women and Equalities
Amber Rudd
Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery Will Quince
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Baroness Stedman-Scott
International Trade
Secretary of State for International Trade
President of the Board of Trade
Liz Truss
Minister of State Conor Burns
Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion Vacant
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Investment Graham Stuart

Social services[edit]

Education
Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson
Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb
Minister of State Jo Johnson
(joint with BEIS)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System The Lord Agnew of Oulton
(unpaid)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children & Families Kemi Badenoch
Health and Social Care
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock
Minister of State for Health Chris Skidmore
Minister of State for Care Caroline Dinenage
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities & Suicide Prevention Nadine Dorries
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health & Primary Care Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Innovation The Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford

Environment[edit]

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Theresa Villiers
Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food George Eustice
Minister of State for the Environment and Rural Opportunities Thérèse Coffey
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Zac Goldsmith
(joint with DFID)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity The Lord Gardiner of Kimble

Culture[edit]

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nicky Morgan
Minister of State for Sport, Media & Creative Industries Nigel Adams
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital & Broadband Matt Warman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Society & Lords Minister The Baroness Barran
(unpaid)

Transport[edit]

Transport
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps
Minister of State Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister of State for Transport George Freeman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Nusrat Ghani
(also a whip)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Paul Maynard
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Baroness Vere of Norbiton

Local and devolved government[edit]

Housing, Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick
Minister of State for Northern Powerhouse & Local Growth Jake Berry (also with Cabinet Office, will attend Cabinet)
Minister of State for Housing Esther McVey ( will attend Cabinet)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Local Government & Homelessness Luke Hall
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Faith & Communities The Viscount Younger of Leckie
Northern Ireland
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith
Minister of State for Northern Ireland
Minister for London
Nick Hurd
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker
(also with Scotland Office)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Lord Duncan of Springbank
(joint with BEIS)
Scotland
Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker
(also with Northern Ireland Office)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Colin Clark
(also a Whip)
Wales
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales Kevin Foster
(also with Cabinet Office and a Whip, unpaid at Wales Office)

Parliament[edit]

House Leaders
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords The Earl Howe
(unpaid)
House of Commons Whips
Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Mark Spencer
Deputy Chief Whip
Treasurer of the Household
Amanda Milling
Government Whip
Comptroller of the Household
Jeremy Quin
Government Whip
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Stuart Andrew
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
Rebecca Harris
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
Michelle Donelan
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
Mike Freer
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
David Rutley
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
Nusrat Ghani
(with DfT, unpaid)
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
Colin Clark
(with Scotland Office, unpaid)
Assistant Government Whip Kevin Foster
(joint with Cabinet Office and Wales Office, unpaid)
Assistant Government Whip Leo Docherty
Assistant Government Whip James Morris
Assistant Government Whip Tom Pursglove
Assistant Government Whip Nigel Huddleston
Assistant Government Whip Marcus Jones
Assistant Government Whip Iain Stewart
House of Lords Whips
Lords Chief Whip
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms
The Lord Ashton of Hyde
Deputy Chief Whip
Captain of the Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard
The Earl of Courtown
Lord-in-Waiting The Lord Young of Cookham
Baroness-in-Waiting Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist
(unpaid)
Baroness-in-Waiting Baroness Berridge of The Vale of Catmose
(unpaid)
Lord-in-Waiting The Lord Bethell
(unpaid)
Lord-in-Waiting The Viscount Younger of Leckie

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