Minister for Social Exclusion

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The Minister for Social Exclusion was a ministerial position within the cabinet of the British government. It was first created as a position outside the cabinet by Tony Blair in 1999 and charged with "tackling social exclusion".[1] From May 2006 until June 2007 it was a full cabinet position in order to put such issues at the forefront of the government's agenda. However, since the Premiership of Gordon Brown, it is no longer a position in Government and as such has become redundant.

The last minister was Hilary Armstrong.

List of Ministers[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party Prime Minister
Barbara Roche 29 May 2002 13 June 2003 Labour Tony Blair
Phil Woolas 9 May 2005 5 May 2006 Labour
Hilary Armstrong 5 May 2006 27 June 2007 Labour


  1. ^ "Cabinet to get exclusion minister". BBC News. 24 February 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2009.