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. During the general election campaign, there are no MPs in office, so those shown with green below were MPs before the dissolution of parliament on 3 May 2017.

Key[edit]

Member of the House of Commons
(prior to dissolution of parliament, 3 May)
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
Theresa May
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister George Hollingbery
Cabinet Office
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Patrick McLoughlin
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
Ben Gummer
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Chris Skidmore
Lords Spokesperson George Young, Baron Young of Cookham (also a whip)

Foreign relations[edit]

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson
Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific Alok Sharma
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Middle East and Africa Tobias Ellwood
Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Defence
Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Mike Penning
Minister for Defence Procurement
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Harriett Baldwin
Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Mark Lancaster
Minister of State Frederick Curzon, 7th Earl Howe
(unpaid; also Deputy Lords Leader)
International Development
Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel
Minister of State Rory Stewart
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State James Wharton
Minister of State Michael Bates, Baron Bates
Exiting the European Union
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis
Minister of State David Jones
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State George Bridges, Baron Bridges of Headley

Law and order[edit]

Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department Amber Rudd
Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace
Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service Brandon Lewis
Minister of State for Immigration Robert Goodwill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for
Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism
Sarah Newton
Minister of State Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Internet Safety
and Security
Joanna Shields, Baroness Shields
Justice
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
Liz Truss
Minister of State for Courts and Justice Oliver Heald QC
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Victims, Youth
and Family Justice
Phillip Lee
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons
and Probation
Sam Gyimah
Lords Spokesperson Richard Keen, Baron Keen of Elie QC
Law Officers
Attorney General
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Jeremy Wright QC
Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC
Advocate General for Scotland
Lords Spokesperson
Richard Keen, Baron Keen of Elie QC

Economy[edit]

Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
Philip Hammond
Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison
Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) Simon Kirby (paid as Parliamentary Secretary)
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark
Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation Jo Johnson (jointly with Education)
Minister of State for Climate Change & Industry Nick Hurd
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Small
Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility
Margot James
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Industry & Energy Jesse Norman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State David Prior, Baron Prior of Brampton
Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Damian Green
Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health Penny Mordaunt
Minister of State for Employment Damian Hinds
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes
Minister of State for Welfare Reform (unpaid) Oliver Eden, 8th Baron Henley
(also a Whip)
International Trade
Secretary of State for International Trade
President of the Board of Trade
Liam Fox
Minister of State for Trade & Investment Greg Hands
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Mark Garnier
Minister of State for Trade Policy Mark Price, Baron Price

Social services[edit]

Education
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities
Justine Greening
Minister of State for Universities and Science Jo Johnson (jointly with BEIS)
Minister of State Robert Halfon
Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb
Minister of State for Children and Families Edward Timpson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Caroline Dinenage (also with Women and Equalities)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools John Nash, Baron Nash (unpaid)
Health
Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt
Minister of State for Health Philip Dunne
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health
and Innovation
Nicola Blackwood
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Community Health
and Care
David Mowat
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health James O'Shaughnessy, Baron O'Shaughnessy
(also a Whip)

Environment[edit]

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Andrea Leadsom
Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food George Eustice
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment and Rural
Life Opportunities
Therese Coffey
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs & Biosecurity John Gardiner, Baron Gardiner of Kimble

Local and devolved government[edit]

Department for Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid
Minister of State for Housing and Planning
Minister for London
Gavin Barwell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for
Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse
Andrew Percy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Local Government Marcus Jones
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities Nick Bourne (also with Wales Office)
Northern Ireland
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Kris Hopkins
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Andrew Dunlop, Baron Dunlop
(also with Scotland Office)
Scotland
Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Andrew Dunlop, Baron Dunlop
(also with Northern Ireland Office)
Wales
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Guto Bebb (also a whip)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Nick Bourne (also with Local Government)

Others[edit]

Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley
Minister of State for Digital & Culture Matt Hancock
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage Tracey Crouch
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Society Rob Wilson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Thomas Ashton, 4th Baron Ashton of Hyde
(also a whip)
Government Equalities Office
Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Caroline Dinenage (also with Education)
Transport
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling
Minister of State John Hayes
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Paul Maynard
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Andrew Jones
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Tariq Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon

Parliament[edit]

House Leaders
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
David Lidington
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary
Michael Ellis
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
Natalie Evans, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords Frederick Curzon, 7th Earl Howe
(unpaid; also with Defence)
House of Commons Whips
Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Gavin Williamson
Deputy Chief Whip
Treasurer of HM Household
Anne Milton
Government Whip
Comptroller of HM Household
Mel Stride
Government Whip
Vice Chamberlain of HM Household
Julian Smith
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
David Evennett
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Stephen Barclay
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Guy Opperman
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Robert Syms
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Andrew Griffiths
Government Whip
Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (also with the Wales Office)
Guto Bebb
Assistant Government Whip Jackie Doyle-Price
Assistant Government Whip Graham Stuart
Assistant Government Whip Heather Wheeler
Assistant Government Whip Chris Heaton-Harris
Assistant Government Whip Mark Spencer
Assistant Government Whip Christopher Pincher
Assistant Government Whip Steve Brine
House of Lords Whips
Lords Chief Whip
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms
John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Holbeach
Deputy Chief Whip
Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard
Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown
Baroness in Waiting Annabel Goldie
(unpaid)
Baroness in Waiting Nosheena Mobarik, Baroness Mobarik
Baroness in Waiting Peta Buscombe, Baroness Buscombe
(unpaid)
Baroness in Waiting Charlotte Vere, Baroness Vere of Norbiton
(unpaid)
Lord in Waiting Thomas Ashton, 4th Baron Ashton of Hyde
(also with the Culture)
Lord in Waiting James Younger, 5th Viscount Younger of Leckie
Lord in Waiting George Young, Baron Young of Cookham
(also with Cabinet Office)
Lord in Waiting Oliver Eden, 8th Baron Henley
(also with Work & Pensions)
Lord in Waiting James O'Shaughnessy, Baron O'Shaughnessy
(also with Health)

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