List of current heads of government in the United Kingdom and dependencies

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In the United Kingdom, various titles are used for the head of government of each of the countries of the United Kingdom, Crown dependencies, and Overseas Territories. Following elections to the assembly or parliament, the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats is invited to form a government. The Monarch (in the United Kingdom) or governor / lieutenant governor (in the Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies) appoints the head of government, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly.

The head of the British government is referred to as the Prime Minister, the leader of one of the constituent countries is referred to as a First Minister, and the terms Chief Minister, Premier, and Chief Executive are used in the Overseas Territories. In the Crown dependencies, the term Chief Minister is used in all apart from Guernsey, where the leader is referred to as the President of the Policy and Resources Committee.

Government of the United Kingdom[edit]

Prime Minister Portrait Took office Party Ref
Boris Johnson Portrait Boris Johnson - No10-2019-520-0090 (cropped).jpg 24 July 2019
(22 months ago)
 (2019-07-24)
Conservative

Devolved governments[edit]

Note: As England does not have a devolved government, all English affairs are governed by the UK government.


Country Position Name Portrait Took office Party[note 1] Ref
Northern Ireland First Minister Paul Givan Paul Givan DUP.jpg 17 June 2021
(2 days ago)
 (2021-06-17)
Democratic Unionist Party [1]
deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill Michelle O'Neill (cropped from Martin McGuinness, Michelle O'Neill, Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams).jpg 17 June 2021
(2 days ago)
 (2021-06-17)
Sinn Féin
 Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon election infobox.jpg 20 November 2014
(6 years ago)
 (2014-11-20)
Scottish National Party [2]
 Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford Mark Drakeford (cropped).jpg 13 December 2018
(2 years ago)
 (2018-12-13)
Welsh Labour [3]

Crown dependencies[edit]

Crown dependency Position Name Portrait Took office Party Ref
 Jersey Chief Minister John Le Fondré ZAUAZGTHKFB47N2Z32RJD5MAMI.jpg 7 June 2018
(3 years ago)
 (2018-06-07)
Independent [4]
Guernsey Guernsey P&RC President Peter Ferbrache No image.svg 16 October 2020
(8 months ago)
 (2020-10-16)
Independent [5]
 Isle of Man Chief Minister Howard Quayle Howard Quayle.jpg 4 October 2016
(4 years ago)
 (2016-10-04)
Independent [6]

Overseas Territories[edit]

Overseas Territory Position Name Portrait Took office Party Ref
 Anguilla Premier Ellis Webster No image.svg 30 June 2020
(11 months ago)
 (2020-06-30)
Anguilla Progressive Movement [7]
 Bermuda Premier Edward David Burt Edward David Burt 1 (cropped).jpg 19 July 2017
(3 years ago)
 (2017-07-19)
Progressive Labour Party [8]
 British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie Andrew Fahie.png 26 February 2019
(2 years ago)
 (2019-02-26)
Virgin Islands Party [9]
 Cayman Islands Premier Wayne Panton No image.svg 21 April 2021
(59 days ago)
 (2021-04-21)
Independent [10]
 Falkland Islands Chief Executive Barry Rowland No image.svg 3 October 2016
(4 years ago)
 (2016-10-03)
Independent [11]
 Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo Fabian Picardo in London (portrait).jpg 9 December 2011
(9 years ago)
 (2011-12-09)
Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party [12]
 Montserrat Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell No image.svg 19 November 2019
(19 months ago)
 (2019-11-19)
Movement for Change and Prosperity [13]
 Pitcairn Islands Mayor Charlene Warren-Peu No image.svg 1 January 2020
(17 months ago)
 (2020-01-01)
Independent [14]
 Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Washington Misick No image.svg 20 February 2021
(3 months ago)
 (2021-02-20)
People's Democratic Movement

Timeline[edit]

Ieuan Wyn JonesMike German, Baron GermanMark DrakefordCarwyn JonesRhodri MorganMartin McGuinnessPeter Robinson (Northern Ireland politician)David TrimbleJohn SwinneyNicola SturgeonJim WallaceNicola SturgeonAlex SalmondJack McConnellDominic RaabWilliam HagueJohn PrescottNick CleggJohn PrescottBoris JohnsonTheresa MayDavid CameronGordon BrownTony Blair

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This column names only the leader's party. The executive they are heading may be a coalition of parties and independents; those are not listed here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland is a diarchy.
  2. ^ "Nicola Sturgeon in 'open' offer to rivals". BBC News. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Wales new First Minister is sworn in". BBC News. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Senator John Le Fondre named as Jersey's new Chief Minister". ITV News. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  5. ^ "Peter Ferbrache elected as P&R president". BBC News. 16 October 2020. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Howard Quayle elected as Isle of Man chief minister". BBC News. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Dr. Ellis Lorenzo Webster sworn in, as APM takes over in Anguilla". Anguilla News. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Bermuda profile". BBC News. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ "British Virgin Islands profile". BBC News. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "LIVE: Wayne Panton elected as Cayman's new premier". Cayman Compass. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Falkland Islands profile". BBC News. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Gibraltar profile – Leaders". BBC News. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Montserrat Election 2019". Archived from the original on 2019-12-03. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  14. ^ "Approved Council Minutes" (PDF). Pitcairn Island Council. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2017.