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Brown ministry
2007–2010
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Date formed27 June 2007 (2007-06-27)
Date dissolved11 May 2010 (2010-05-11)
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Deputy Prime Minister[note 1]
Member partyLabour Party
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition cabinetCameron Shadow Cabinet
Opposition partyConservative Party
Opposition leaderDavid Cameron
History
Outgoing election2010 general election
Legislature term(s)54th UK Parliament
Budget(s)
Outgoing formation2010 government formation
PredecessorThird Blair ministry
SuccessorCameron–Clegg coalition

Gordon Brown formed the Brown ministry after being invited by Queen Elizabeth II to begin a new government following the resignation of the previous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, on 27 June 2007. He took office as Prime Minister, a title he would hold until his resignation on 11 May 2010. In his inaugural cabinet, Brown appointed the United Kingdom's first female Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith.

Background[edit]

In comparison with Tony Blair's last Cabinet, Brown retained seventeen ministers including himself.

Alistair Darling replaced Brown as Chancellor of the Exchequer while his portfolio at Trade and Industry was renamed Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and given to John Hutton. Hutton was in turn replaced as Work Secretary by Peter Hain, who kept on as Wales Secretary but not as Northern Ireland Secretary which went to Shaun Woodward.

David Miliband was promoted from Environment Secretary to Foreign Secretary and was replaced in that brief by Hilary Benn, then International Development Secretary. Douglas Alexander filled Benn's seat whilst his posts as Transport and Scotland Secretaries were given to Ruth Kelly and Des Browne, respectively, the latter of whom stayed on as Defence Secretary. Jack Straw became the first MP Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, declaring it a new Great Office of State. Amid speculation that Brown would appoint him as Deputy Prime Minister and/or First Secretary of State, neither title was conferred on any member. The other name that cropped up for the two roles was the new Labour Party Chair and Deputy Leader, Harriet Harman, who made a return to Cabinet after nine years as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal and was given the additional brief of Minister for Women and Equality. It was believed that the Government Equalities Office would become its own department headed by an Equalities Secretary, however, it was not given Secretary of State status. The previous home of the Equalities Office and of Ruth Kelly was the Communities Secretary, which was given to Hazel Blears, whose previous role as Minister without Portfolio was not given due to Harman's (the new party chair) full inclusion in Cabinet. Harman's strongest competitor for the deputy leadership, Alan Johnson, became the Health Secretary while his previous role as Education Secretary was split into a Schools Secretary and a Universities Secretary and respectively given to Ed Balls and John Denham.

Former Commons Chief Whip, Jacqui Smith was given a substantial promotion as the first female Home Secretary and was replaced by Geoff Hoon, who was promoted from being the Europe Minister. His successor, Jim Murphy, was not given a provision to attend Cabinet as he was.

Tessa Jowell lost her place at the table when James Purnell became Culture Secretary but was given the right to attend Cabinet as the Olympics Minister and also became Paymaster General. The last holdover from Blair's government was Bruce Grocott, who stayed on as Chief Whip in the Lords and Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms. Balls' wife, Yvette Cooper, was given the right to attend Cabinet in her role as Housing Minister as was David Miliband's brother, Ed Miliband, who became Cabinet Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Beverley Hughes retained her role Children Minister and was elevated to Cabinet, but was only allowed to sit in that body when her policy area was on the agenda. Additionally, Cathy Ashton and Andy Burnham entered Cabinet as Lords Leader and Lord President of the Council and Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Patricia Scotland and Mark Malloch-Brown were given the right to attend Cabinet as Attorney General and Africa, Asia and UN Minister.

The last alteration to the Cabinet's composition was the removal of the Minister for Social Exclusion and the Minister of State for Trade from attending.

Cabinets[edit]

27 June 2007 – 24 January 2008[edit]

First Cabinet of Brown Cabinet [edit]
Portfolio Minister
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon David Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Justice The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Des Browne MP
Secretary of State for Scotland
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform The Rt Hon John Hutton MP
Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Lord Privy Seal
Minister for Women and Equality
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Secretary of State for Wales
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon James Purnell MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP
Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Ashton of Upholland PC
Lord President of the Council
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills The Rt Hon John Denham MP
Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Also attending cabinet meetings
Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Lord Grocott PC
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms
Attorney General The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC
Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the United Nations The Rt Hon The Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG PC
Minister of State for Housing and Planning The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Minister for the Olympics The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Paymaster General
Also attending cabinet meetings when their ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda
Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families The Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP


First reshuffle: 24 January 2008 – 3 October 2008[edit]

Second Cabinet of Brown Cabinet [edit]
Portfolio Minister
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon David Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Justice The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Des Browne MP
Secretary of State for Scotland
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform The Rt Hon John Hutton MP
Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Lord Privy Seal
Minister for Women and Equality
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon James Purnell MP
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon Ruth Kelly MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP
Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Ashton of Upholland PC
Lord President of the Council
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills The Rt Hon John Denham MP
Also attending cabinet meetings
Attorney General The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland of Asthal PC QC
Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the United Nations The Rt Hon The Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG PC
Minister of State for Housing and Planning The Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
Minister for the Olympics The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Paymaster General
Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms
Also attending cabinet meetings when their ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda
Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families The Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP


Second reshuffle: 3 October 2008 – 5 June 2009[edit]

Third Cabinet of Brown Cabinet [edit]
Portfolio Minister
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon David Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Justice The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform The Rt Hon The Lord Mandelson PC
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon John Hutton MP
Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Lord Privy Seal
Minister for Women and Equality
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon James Purnell MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP
Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
Lord President of the Council
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills The Rt Hon John Denham MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP
Also attending cabinet meetings
Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon Nick Brown MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Minister for the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister of State for Housing and Planning The Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP
Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform The Rt Hon Tony McNulty MP
Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the United Nations The Rt Hon The Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG PC
Minister of State for Science and Innovation The Rt Hon The Lord Drayson PC
Also attending cabinet meetings when their ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda
Minister for the Olympics The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Paymaster General
Attorney General The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland of Asthal PC QC
Minister for Europe The Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families The Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP


Third reshuffle: 5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010[edit]

Fourth Cabinet of Brown Cabinet [edit]
Portfolio Minister
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Lord Privy Seal
Minister for Women and Equality
First Secretary of State The Rt Hon The Lord Mandelson PC
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Lord President of the Council
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon David Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Justice The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon John Denham MP
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP
Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister for the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Minister for the Olympics
Paymaster General
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon The Lord Adonis
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP
Also attending cabinet meetings
Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon Nick Brown MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the United Nations The Rt Hon The Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG PC[note 2]
Minister of State for Housing and Planning The Rt Hon John Healey MP
Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP
Minister of State for Science and Innovation The Rt Hon The Lord Drayson PC
Minister of State for Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform[note 3]
Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform The Rt Hon Jim Knight MP
Also attending cabinet meetings when their ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda
Attorney General The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland of Asthal PC QC
Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families The Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP
Minister of State for Regional Economic Development and Coordination The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP
Minister of State for Local Government[note 3]
Minister of State for Transport[note 3] The Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP


List of ministers[edit]

Key:

Minister in the House of Commons
Minister in the House of Lords

Prime Minister[edit]

Prime Minister
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Gordon Brown June 2007 – May 2010
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
Ian Austin June 2007 – October 2008
Jon Trickett October 2008 – May 2010
Angela Smith June 2007 – June 2009
Anne Snelgrove June 2009 – May 2010

Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform[edit]

Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Until June 2009
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform John Hutton June 2007 – October 2008
The Lord Mandelson October 2008 – June 2009
Minister of State for Competitiveness Stephen Timms June 2007 – January 2008
Baroness Vadera (jointly with Business) January 2008 – June 2009
Minister for Trade & Investment Lord Digby Jones (with Foreign Office) June 2007 – October 2008
Gareth Thomas October 2008 – June 2009
Mervyn Davies, Lord Davies of Abersoch (with Foreign Office) February–June 2009
Minister of State for Employment Relations Pat McFadden June 2007 – June 2009
Minister for Energy Malcolm Wicks June 2007 – October 2008
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade & Consumer Affairs Gareth Thomas (with International Development) June 2007 – October 2008
Minister of State Lord Drayson (with Defence) June–November 2007
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Communications Stephen Carter, Lord Carter of Barnes (with Culture) October 2008 – June 2009
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Economics & Business Ian Pearson (with the Treasury) October 2008 – June 2009

Business, Innovation and Skills[edit]

Business, Innovation and Skills (merged with Innovation and Skills June 2009)
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
First Secretary of State
Lord President of the Council
The Lord Mandelson June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Business, Innovation, and Skills
(Minister of State; attends Cabinet)
Pat McFadden June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Regional Economic Development and Coordination
(Minister of State) (jointly with Communities and Local Government)
Rosie Winterton (also Minister for Yorkshire & The Humber) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property
(Minister of State)
David Lammy June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeship,
and Consumer Affairs (Minister of State; jointly with Children, Schools & Families)
Kevin Brennan June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Digital Britain
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State; jointly with the Treasury)
Stephen Timms August 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Business and Regulatory Reform
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Ian Lucas June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Science and Innovation
(Minister of State; attends Cabinet; jointly with Defence)
Paul Drayson, Lord Drayson (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with Cabinet Office) Baroness Vadera June–September 2009
Minister for Trade, Investment, and Small Business
(Minister of State; jointly with FCO)
Mervyn Davies, Lord Davies of Abersoch (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
TAnthony Young, Lord Young of Norwood Green (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Communications
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State; jointly with Culture)
Stephen Carter, Lord Carter of Barnes June–July 2009

Cabinet Office[edit]

Cabinet Office
Minister for the Cabinet Office (June 2009-May 2010)
Paymaster General (June 2007-May 2010)
Minister for the Olympics (June 2007-May 2010)
Tessa Jowell June 2007 – May 2010
Minister for the Third Sector
(Minister of State)
Angela Smith June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Ed Miliband June 2007 – October 2008
Liam Byrne October 2008 – June 2009
Minister for London Tessa Jowell June 2007 – October 2008
Tony McNulty October 2008 – June 2009
Tessa Jowell June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office Phil Hope (also Minister for the East Midlands Jan 2008-May 2010) June 2007 – October 2008
Kevin Brennan 0ctober 2008 – June 2009
Gillian Merron (also Minister for the East Midlands June 2007-Jan 2008 June 2007 – Jan 2008
Tom Watson (Minister for Digital Engagement & Civil Service Issues) January 2008 – June 2009
Dawn Butler (Minister for Young Citizens & Youth Engagement) October 2009 – May 2010
Baroness Vadera October 2008 – September 2009
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Baroness Royall of Blaisdon June 2009 – May 2010

Children, Schools and Families[edit]

Children, Schools and Families
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls June 2007 – May 2010
Minister of State for Schools and Learners Jim Knight June 2007 – June 2009
Vernon Coaker June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Children, Young People, and Families Beverley Hughes (also Minister for the North West) June 2007 – June 2009
Dawn Primarolo (attends Cabinet) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Further Education, Skills, and Apprenticeship (jointly with Business) Kevin Brennan June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools Lord Adonis June 2007 – October 2008
Sarah McCarthy-Fry October 2008 – June 2009
Diana Johnson (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for 14–19 Reform and Apprenticeships Iain Wright June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Families, and Schools Kevin Brennan June 2007 – October 2008
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Families, and Schools Delyth Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Drefelin October 2008 – May 2010

Communities and Local Government[edit]

Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears June 2007 – June 2009
John Denham June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for House and Planning
(Minister of State; attends Cabinet)
Yvette Cooper June 2007 – January 2008
Caroline Flint January – October 2008
Margaret Beckett October 2008 – June 2009
John Healey June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Local Government John Healey June 2007 – June 2009
Minister for Local Government
Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber
(Minister of State; attends Cabinet; jointly with Business)
Rosie Winterton June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Parmjit Dhanda June 2007 – October 2008
Sadiq Khan October 2008 – June 2009
Shahid Malik June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Iain Wright June 2007 – June 2009
Ian Austin (also Minister for the West Midlands) June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Sarah McCarthy-Fry June 10-18th 2009
Barbara Follett (also Minister for the East of England) September 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Baroness Andrews June 2007 – June 2009
Bill McKenzie, Lord McKenzie of Luton (jointly with Work & Pensions) June 2009 – May 2010

Culture, Media and Sport[edit]

Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport James Purnell June 2007 – January 2008
Andy Burnham January 2008 – June 2009
Ben Bradshaw June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Sport
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Gerry Sutcliffe June 2007 – May 2010
Minister for Culture and Tourism
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Margaret Hodge June 2007 – October 2008
Barbara Follett (also Minister for the East of England) October 2008 – September 2009
Margaret Hodge September 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Creative Industries
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Siôn Simon (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Communications (jointly with Business) Andrew Carter, Lord Carter of Barnes October 2008 – July 2009

Defence[edit]

Defence
Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne June 2007 – October 2008
John Hutton October 2008 – June 2009
Bob Ainsworth June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Bob Ainsworth June 2007 – June 2009
Bill Rammell June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Defence Equipment and Support
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Paul Drayson, Lord Drayson (Jointly with Business) June–November 2007
Ann Taylor, Baroness Taylor of Bolton November 2007 – October 2008
Minister for Defence Equipment and Support
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Quentin Davies (Unpaid) October 2008 – May 2010
Minister for Veterans
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Derek Twigg June 2007 – October 2008
Kevan Jones October 2008 – May 2010
Minister of State for Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform
(jointly with Business)
Paul Drayson, Lord Drayson (attends Cabinet, Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for International Defence and Security
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State; jointly with FCO)
Ann Taylor, Baroness Taylor of Bolton October 2008 – May 2010

Energy and Climate Change[edit]

Energy and Climate Change (New Department October 2008)
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband October 2008 – May 2010
Minister of State Mike O'Brien October 2008 – June 2009
Joan Ruddock June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Joan Ruddock October 2008 – June 2009
David Kidney (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State
(also Deputy Leader of the House of Lords) (jointly with Environment)
Philip Hunt, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath October 2008 – May 2010

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs[edit]

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Hilary Benn June 2007 – May 2010
Minister of State for Subsstainable Food, Farming & Animal Health Lord Rooker June 2007 – October 2008
Minister for Food, Farming, and Environment
(Minister of State
Jane Kennedy October 2008 – June 2009
Jim Fitzpatrick June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Marine and Natural Environment
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Phil Woolas June 2007 – October 2008
Huw Irranca-Davies October 2008 – May 2010
Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs and Environment
(Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State)
Joan Ruddock June 2007 – October 2008
Dan Norris (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Jonathan Shaw (also Minister for the South East) June 2007 – October 2008
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Bryan Davies, Lord Davies of Oldham June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State (jointly with Energy) Philip Hunt, Lord Hunt of KIngs Heath October 2008 – May 2010

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs[edit]

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Foreign Secretary David Miliband June 2007 – May 2010
Minister of State for the Middle East Kim Howells June 2007 – October 2008
Bill Rammell October 2008 – June 2009
Ivan Lewis June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Europe Jim Murphy June 2007 – October 2008
Caroline Flint October – June 2009
Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead June–October 2009
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Europe and Asia Chris Bryant June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Meg Munn June 2007 – October 2008
Gillian Merron October – June 2009
Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the UN Lord Malloch Brown (attends Cabinet) June 2007 – July 2009
Minister for Trade & Investment (with Business) Lord Digby Jones June 2007 – October 2008
Minister of State for Africa and the UN Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead October 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Business
(jointly with Business)
Mervyn Davies, Lord Davies of Abersoch (Unpaid) February 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
(jointly with Defence)
Ann Taylor, Baroness Taylor of Bolton October 2008 – May 2010

Government Equalities Office[edit]

Minister for Women & Equality
Minister for Women & Equality Harriet Harman October 2007 – May 2010
Minister of State Maria Eagle (jointly with Justice) June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Secretary Barbara Follett (also Minister for the East of England) October 2007 – October 2008
Maria Eagle October 2008 – June 2009
Michael Jabez Foster (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010

Health[edit]

Health
Secretary of State for Health Alan Johnson June 2007 – June 2009
Andy Burnham June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Health Services Ben Bradshaw (also Minister for the South West) June 2007 – June 2009
Mike O'Brien June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Public Health Dawn Primarolo June 2007 – June 2009
Gillian Merron June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Care Services Ivan Lewis June 2007 – October 2008
Phil Hope (also Minister for the East Midlands) October 2008 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Services Ann Keen June 2007 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Vacant with the resignation of Ara Darzi, Lord Darzi June 2007 – July 2009

Home Affairs[edit]

Home Affairs
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith June 2007 – June 2009
Alan Johnson June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Borders and Immigration Liam Byrne (also Minister for the West Midlands) June 2007 – October 2008
Phil Woolas (also Minister for the North West from June 2009) October 2008 – May 2010
Minister of State for Crime and Policing Tony McNulty June 2007 – October 2008
Vernon Coaker October 2008 – June 2009
David Hanson June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Identity Meg Hillier June 2007 – May 2010
Lord Brett (cover for Meg Hillier's maternity leave) August 2008 – November 2009
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Reduction Vernon Coaker June 2007 – October 2008
Alan Campbell October 2008 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security and Counter-terrorism Alan West, Lord West of Spithead June 2007 – May 2010

Innovation, Universities & Skills[edit]

Innovation, Universities and Skills (merged with Business in June 2009)
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills John Denham June 2007 – June 2009
Minister of State for Science & Innovation Ian Pearson June 2007 – October 2008
Lord Drayson October 2008 – June 2009
Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further & Higher Education Bill Rammell June 2007 – October 2008
David Lammy October 2008 – June 2009
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills David Lammy June 2007 – October 2008
Sion Simon October 2008 – June 2009
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual Property & Quality Lord Triesman June 2007 – January 2008
Baroness Morgan of Drefelin (Unpaid) January–October 2008
Parliamentary Under Secretary Of state Lord Young of Norwood Green October 2008 – June 2009

International Development[edit]

International Development
Secretary of State for International Development Douglas Alexander June 2007 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (with Business) Gareth Thomas June 2007 – October 2008
Minister of State (with Business) Gareth Thomas October 2008 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Shahid Malik (Unpaid) June 2007 – October 2008
Michael Foster October 2008 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Baroness Vadera June 2007 – January 2008
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Gillian Merron January -October 2008
Minister of State Ivan Lewis October 2008 – June 2009

Justice[edit]

Justice
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
Jack Straw June 2007 – May 2010
Minister of State David Hanson June 2007 – June 2009
Maria Eagle (jointly with Equalities) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State Michael Wills June 2007 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Maria Eagle June 2007 – June 2009
Bridget Prentice June 2007 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Shahid Malik October 2008 – May 2009
Claire Ward June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Philip Hunt, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath June 2007 – October 2008
Willy Bach, Lord Bach October 2008 – May 2010

Law Officers[edit]

Law Officers
Attorney General for England and Wales Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal June 2007 – May 2010
Advocate General for Scotland (also Scotland Office) Neil Davidson, Lord Davidson of Glen Clova June 2007 – May 2010
Solicitor General for England and Wales Vera Baird June 2007 – May 2010

Northern Ireland Office[edit]

Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Shaun Woodward June 2007 – May 2010
Minister of State Paul Goggins June 2007 – May 2010

Parliament[edit]

Parliament
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Privy Seal
Harriet Harman (also minister for Women) June 2007 – May 2010
Deputy Leader of the Commons Helen Goodman (Unpaid) June 2007 – October 2008
Chris Bryant October 2008 – June 2009
Barbara Keeley June 2009 – May 2010
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord President of the Council
Baroness Ashton June 2007 – October 2008
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord President of the Council (October 2008-June 2009)
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (June 2009-May 2010)
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon October 2008 – May 2010
Deputy Leader of the Lords Lord Rooker June 2007 – October 2008
Philip Hunt, Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (also in Energy) October 2008 – May 2010

Ministers For The Regions[edit]

Ministers for the Regions
Minister for the North East of England Nick Brown June 2007 – 2010
Minister for the North West Beverley Hughes June 2007 – June 2009
Phil Woolas June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for Yorkshire & the Humber Caroline Flint June 2007 – January 2008
Rosie Winterton January 2008 – May 2010
Minister for London Tessa Jowell June 2007 – October 2008
Tony McNulty October 2008 – June 2009
Tessa Jowell June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for the South East Jonathan Shaw June 2007 – May 2010
Minister for the South West Ben Bradshaw June 2007 – June 2009
Jim Knight June 2009 – May 2010
Minister for the East Midlands Gillian Merron June 2007 – January 2008
Phil Hope January 2008 – May 2010
Minister for the West Midlands Liam Byrne June 2007 – October 2008
Ian Austin October 2008 – May 2010
Minister for the East England Barbara Follett June 2007 – May 2010

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Scotland Office[edit]

Scotland Office
Secretary of State for Scotland Des Browne June 2007 – October 2008
Jim Murphy October 2008 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State David Cairns June 2007 – September 2008
Ann McKechin September 2008 – May 2010
Spokesman in the House of Lords (also Advocate General) Neil Davidson, Lord Davidson of Glen Clova June 2007 – May 2010

Transport[edit]

Transport
Secretary of State for Transport Ruth Kelly June 2007 – October 2008
Geoff Hoon October 2008 – June 2009
Andrew Adonis, Lord Adonis June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State Rosie Winterton (also Minister for Yorkshire & The Humber from January 2008) June 2007 – October 2008
Andrew Adonis, Lord Adonis October 2008 – June 2009
Sadiq Khan (attends cabinet) June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Tom Harris June 2007 – October 2008
Paul Clark October 2008 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Jim Fitzpatrick June 2007 – June 2009
Chris Mole June 2009 – May 2010

Treasury[edit]

Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
Alistair Darling June 2007 – May 2010
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andy Burnham June 2007 – January 2008
Yvette Cooper January 2008 – June 2009
Liam Byrne June 2009 – May 2010
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Kennedy June 2007 – October 2008
Stephen Timms (jointly with Business) October 2008 – May 2010
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Angela Eagle June 2007 – June 2009
Kitty Ussher June 9–17, 2009
Sarah McCarthy-Fry June 2009 – May 2010
Economic Secretary to the Treasury Kitty Ussher June 2007 – October 2008
Ian Pearson (jointly with Business until June 2009) October 2008 – May 2010
Minister of State (jointly with Home Office) Liam Byrne (also Minister for the West Midlands) January- October 2008
Phil Woolas (also Minister for the North West 2009-2010) October 2008 – May 2010
Financial Services Secretary Paul Myners, Lord Myners October 2008 – May 2010

Wales Office[edit]

Wales Office
Secretary of State for Wales Peter Hain June 2007 – January 2008
Paul Murphy January 2008 – June 2009
Peter Hain June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Huw Irranca-Davies June 2007 – October 2008
Wayne David October 2008 – May 2010

Work and Pensions[edit]

Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Peter Hain June 2007 – January 2008
James Purnell January 2008 – June 2009
Yvette Cooper June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform Caroline Flint (Minister for Yorkshire & The Humber) June 2007 – January 2008
Stephen Timms January–October 2008
Tony McNulty October 2008 – June 2009
Jim Knight (attends Cabinet) June 2009 – May 2010
Minister of State for Pensions and the Ageing Society Mike O'Brien June 2007 – October 2008
Rosie Winterton (also Minister for Yorkshire & The Humber) October 2008 – June 2009
Angela Eagle June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State James Plaskitt June 2007 – October 2008
Kitty Ussher October 2008 – June 2009
Helen Goodman June 2009 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled People Anne McGuire June 2007 – October 2008
Jonathan Shaw (also Minister for the South East) October 2008 – May 2010
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Barbara Follett (also Minister for the East of England) June–October 2007
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Bill McKenzie, Lord McKenzie of Luton June 2007 – May 2010

Whips[edit]

Whips
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Commons Chief Whip
Geoff Hoon June 2007 – October 2008
Nick Brown (also Minister for the North East, attends Cabinet) October 2008 – May 2010
Treasurer of the Household
Deputy Chief Whip
Nick Brown (also Minister for the North East) June 2007 – October 2008
Thomas McAvoy October 2008 – May 2010
Comptroller of the Household
Whip
Thomas McAvoy June 2007 – October 2008
John Spellar October 2008 – May 2010
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Whip
Liz Blackman June 2007 – October 2008
Claire Ward October 2008 – June 2009
Helen Jones June 2009 – May 2010
Junior Lords of the Treasury
Whips
Claire Ward June 2007 – October 2008
Bob Blizzard October 2008 – May 2010
Alan Campbell June 2007 – October 2008
Tony Cunningham October 2008 – May 2010
Stephen McCabe June 2007 – May 2010
Frank Roy June 2007 – May 2010
Dave Watts June 2007 – May 2010
Assistant Whips Siobhan McDonagh June 2007 – September 2008
Michael Foster June 2007 – October 2008
Tony Cunningham June 2007 – October 2008
Alison Seabeck June 2007 – October 2008
Diana Johnson (Unpaid) (also Children, Schools & Families) June 2007 – June 2009
Sadiq Khan (Unpaid) June 2007 – October 2008
Bob Blizzard June 2007 – October 2008
Wayne David June 2007 – October 2008
Tom Watson June 2007 – January 2008
Helen Jones October 2008 – June 2009
Helen Goodman October 2008 – June 2009
Ian Austin (also Minister for the West Midlands) October 2008 – June 2009
Barbara Keeley October 2008 – June 2009
Chris Mole October 2008 – June 2009
Ian Lucas October 2008 – June 2009
Lyn Brown June 2009 – May 2010
Dawn Butler September 2008 – May 2010
Mary Creagh (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
John Heppell June 2009 – May 2010
Sharon Hodgson (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Kerry McCarthy June 2009 – May 2010
George Mudie June 2009 – May 2010
Mark Tami (Unpaid) June 2007 – May 2010
David Wright (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Chief Whip
Lord Grocott June 2007 – January 2008
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon January–October 2008
Steve Bassam, Lord Bassam of Brighton October 2008 – May 2010
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Deputy Chief Whip (also at Environment from June 2009)
Bryan Davies, Lord Davies of Oldham June 2007 – May 2010
Lords- and Baronesses-in-Waiting
Whips
Bill Brett, Lord Brett October 2008 – May 2010
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon June 2007 – January 2008
Baroness Morgan of Drefelin June 2007 – October 2008
Lord Bassam of Brighton June 2007 – October 2008
Lord Truscott June–October 2007
Christine Crawley, Baroness Crawley June 2007 – October 2008, June 2009 – May 2010
Josie Farrington, Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton (Unpaid) June 2007 – May 2010
Lord Bach November 2007 – June 2009
Richard Faulkner, Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Unpaid) June 2009 – May 2010
Anthony Young, Lord Young of Norwood Green (also Business from June 2009, Unpaid) October 2008 – May 2010
Glenys Thornton, Baroness Thornton January 2008 – May 2010
Denis Tunnicliffe, Lord Tunnicliffe April 2008 – May 2010

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Harriet Harman never acquired the title of Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[1] She did however serve as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. The Lord Mandelson also served as First Secretary of State from 2009–2010 and held a higher cabinet rank than all Great Offices of State with exception of the Prime Minister.
  2. ^ The Lord Malloch-Brown resigned on 24 July 2009 after the general reshuffle and the portfolio is no longer in Cabinet.
  3. ^ a b c This portfolio was added to Cabinet on 8 June 2009 after the general reshuffle.

References[edit]

Sources
  1. ^ "Harman attacks Gordon Brown over 'deputy PM snub'". BBC News. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
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Preceded by
Third Blair ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Cameron–Clegg coalition