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Cameron ministry
94th ministry of the United Kingdom (since 1707)
2010–2015
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Date formed 11 May 2010
Date dissolved 8 May 2015[1]
People and organisations
Head of government David Cameron
Deputy head of government Nick Clegg
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II
Number of ministers 32
Member parties Conservative Party
Liberal Democrats
Status in legislature Coalition
Opposition cabinet Miliband Shadow Cabinet
Opposition party Labour Party
Opposition leader Ed Miliband
History
Election(s) 2010 general election
Outgoing election 2015 general election
Legislature term(s) 5 years
Budget(s) 2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Previous Brown ministry
Successor Second Cameron ministry

David Cameron formed the First Cameron 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, Gordon Brown, on 11 May 2010. It was a coalition government, composed of members of both the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats. The government's Cabinet was made up of sixteen Conservatives and five Liberal Democrats with eight other Conservatives and one other Liberal Democrat attending cabinet but not members.[2] The Cameron ministry was the first coalition government to have governed the United Kingdom since the Churchill war ministry of the Second World War. Following the 2015 British general election, the ministry was replaced by the Second Cameron ministry.

History[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Premiership of David Cameron.

The previous Parliament had been dissolved on 12 April 2010 in advance of the general election on 6 May. The election resulted in a hung parliament, no single party having an overall majority in the House of Commons, the Conservatives having the most seats but 20 short of a majority.

In the Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement of 11 May 2010, the two parties formed a coalition government.[3][4] The new Parliament met on 18 May for the swearing-in of Peers in the House of Lords and newly elected and returning Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, and the election for the Speakership of the House of Commons. The Queen's Speech on 25 May set out the government's legislative agenda.

The Liberal Democrats had five Cabinet members including Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister though after the Cabinet and ministerial reshuffle, David Laws, who was a Minister of State, was allowed to attend the Cabinet but was not a full member. If a Liberal Democrat minister resigned or was removed from office, another member of the same party would have had to be appointed to the Cabinet.[5] Each cabinet committee had a chair from one party and a deputy chair from the other; there was also a cabinet committee specifically overseeing the operation of the coalition. Both parties' ministers shared collective responsibility for the government's positions, although the coalition agreement detailed several issues on which the parties agreed to differ; the Liberal Democrats abstained from voting in such cases. Clegg, as Deputy Prime Minister, took Prime Minister's Questions (PMQ) when Cameron was unavailable.[5]

While the government's front benchers sat together in the House of Commons and the two parties acted as a bloc during PMQ,[6] the Liberal Democrat and Conservative backbenchers sat apart and each had their own whips,[6] and the two parties competed in by-elections.

On 4 September 2012, David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet for the first time.[7] He reshuffled his cabinet for the second time on 14 July 2014.[8]

Cabinets[edit]

May 2010 – September 2012[edit]

Party key Conservative
Liberal Democrat
First Cameron Cabinet[9]
Portfolio Minister Term
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. David Cameron MP 2010–
Deputy Prime Minister
Lord President of the Council
The Rt Hon. Nick Clegg MP 2010–2015
First Secretary of State
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Rt Hon. William Hague MP 2010–2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP 2010–
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP 2010–2012
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Minister for Women and Equality
The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP 2010–
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Dr Liam Fox MP 2010–2011
The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2011–
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
President of the Board of Trade
The Rt Hon. Dr Vince Cable MP 2010–2015
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP 2010–
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Chris Huhne MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Edward Davey MP 2012–2015
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Andrew Lansley CBE MP 2010–2012
Secretary of State for Education The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP 2010–2014
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP 2010–
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2010–2011
The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2011–2012
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon. Caroline Spelman MP 2010–2012
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP 2010–2012
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Owen Paterson MP 2010–2012
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Michael Moore MP 2010–2013
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Cheryl Gillan MP 2010–2012
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2010–2012
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010–2015
Leader of the House of Lords
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon. The Lord Strathclyde (PC) 2010–
Minister without Portfolio The Rt Hon. The Baroness Warsi (PC) 2010–2012
Also attending Cabinet meetings
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
The Rt Hon. Francis Maude MP 2010–
Minister of State in the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP 2010–2014
Minister of State for Universities and Science The Rt Hon. David Willetts MP 2010–2014
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. Sir George Young Bt MP 2010–2012
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2010–2012
Also attends Cabinet when ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda
Attorney General The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP 2010–2014

Changes[edit]

September 2012 – July 2014[edit]

Party key Conservative
Liberal Democrat
Second Cameron Cabinet[14][15]
Portfolio Minister Term
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. David Cameron MP 2010–
Deputy Prime Minister
Lord President of the Council
The Rt Hon. Nick Clegg MP 2010–2015
First Secretary of State
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Rt Hon. William Hague MP 2010–2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP 2010–
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010–2015
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP 2010–
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2011–2014
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
President of the Board of Trade
The Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP 2010–2015
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP 2010–
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Education The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP 2010–2014
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP 2010–
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2012–
Leader of the House of Lords
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon. The Lord Strathclyde (PC) 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Hill of Oareford (PC) 2013–2014
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon. Owen Paterson MP 2012–2014
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. Michael Moore MP 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP 2013–2015
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Ed Davey MP 2012–2015
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Minister for Equalities
The Rt Hon. Maria Miller MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2014–
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. David Jones MP 2012–2014
Also attending Cabinet meetings
Minister without Portfolio The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP 2012–2014
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. Andrew Lansley CBE MP 2012–2014
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP 2012
The Rt Hon. Sir George Young Bt CH MP 2012–2014
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
The Rt Hon. Francis Maude MP 2010–
Minister of State for Government Policy The Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP 2010–
Minister of State for the Cabinet Office
Minister of State for Schools
The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2012–2015
Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Senior Minister of State for Faith and Communities
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Warsi (PC) 2012–
Minister of State for Universities and Science The Rt Hon. David Willetts MP 2010–2014
Financial Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP 2014
Minister without Portfolio
Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party
The Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP 2012–
Also attends Cabinet when ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda
Attorney General The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP 2010–2014
Minister of State for Cities and Constitution The Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP 2012–2014

Changes[edit]

July 2014 – May 2015[edit]

Party key Conservative
Liberal Democrat
Third Cameron Cabinet[19][20]
Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. David Cameron MP 2010–
Deputy Prime Minister
Lord President of the Council
The Rt Hon. Nick Clegg MP 2010–2015
First Secretary of State The Rt Hon. William Hague MP 2010–2015
Leader of the House of Commons 2014–2015
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP 2010–
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP 2010–
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2014–2015
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP 2014–
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
President of the Board of Trade
The Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP 2010–2015
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP 2010–
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP 2010–
Minister for Faith 2014–
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities
The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP 2014–
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Ed Davey MP 2012–2015
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP 2013–2015
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP 2012–
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Stephen Crabb MP 2014–
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2014–
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP 2014–
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010–2015
Also attending Cabinet meetings
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE (PC) 2014–
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP 2014–
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
The Rt Hon. Francis Maude MP 2010–
Minister of State for Government Policy The Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP 2010–
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 2014–
Minister of State for the Cabinet Office
Minister of State for Schools
The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities The Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP 2014–
Attorney General The Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright MP 2014–
Minister without Portfolio
Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party
The Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP 2012–
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
Minister of State for Energy
Minister for Portsmouth
The Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP 2012–
Minister of State for Employment The Rt Hon. Esther McVey MP 2013–
Minister of State for Faith and Communities The Rt Hon. The Baroness Warsi (PC) 2012–2014
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE (PC) 2014–

Changes[edit]

List of Ministers[edit]

Prime Minister and Cabinet[edit]

Minister in the House of Commons Minister in the House of Lords
Conservative Liberal Democrat
Ministers in and attending Cabinet in bold
Prime Minister and Cabinet Office
Post Minister Term
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon. David Cameron MP 2010–2015
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Lord President of the Council
(with special responsibility for political and constitutional reform)
The Rt Hon. Nick Clegg MP 2010–2015
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister The Rt Hon. Major Desmond Swayne TD MP 2010–2012
Sam Gyimah MP 2012–2013
Gavin Williamson MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister Norman Lamb MP 2010–2012
Jo Swinson MP 2012
Duncan Hames MP 2012–2015
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Paymaster General
The Rt Hon. Francis Maude MP 2010–2015
Minister providing support to the Deputy PM in the Cabinet Office (also in Treasury) The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010–2012
Minister of State for Government Policy
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
(providing policy advice to the PM)
The Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin MP 2010–2015
Minister of State for Cabinet Office (also in Education) The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Cabinet Office (Cities and Constitution) The Rt Hon. Dr Greg Clark MP (also Minister of State for Universities and Science) 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Civil Society The Hon. Nick Hurd MP 2010–2014
Brooks Newmark MP 2014
Rob Wilson MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office Mark Harper MP 2010–2012
Chloe Smith MP 2012–2013
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (also Number 10 Policy Unit Chief) (unpaid) Jo Johnson MP 2013–2015
Minister without Portfolio The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. John Hayes MP 2013–2014
Minister without Portfolio (also Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, a party-political position) (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Baroness Warsi PC 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP 2012–2015

Departments of State[edit]

Business, Innovation and Skills
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, President of the Board of Trade The Rt Hon. Dr Vince Cable MP 2010–2015
Minister of State for Universities and Science The Rt Hon. David Willetts MP' 2010–2014
The Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP (also with Cabinet Office) 2014–2015
Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning (jointly with Education) The Rt Hon. John Hayes MP 2010–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills (jointly with Education) Matthew Hancock MP 2012–2013
Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise (jointly with Education) Matthew Hancock MP 2013–2014
Minister of State for Skills and Equalities (jointly with Education) Nicholas Boles MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise Mark Prisk MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP (jointly with Energy and Climate Change) 2014–2015
Minister of State for Portsmouth The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP 2014
The Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP (jointly with Energy and Climate Change) 2014–2015
Minister of State for Decentralisation and Planning Policy (jointly with Local communities) The Rt Hon. Dr Greg Clark MP 2011–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs The Rt Hon. Edward Davey MP 2010–2012
Norman Lamb MP 2012
Jo Swinson MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities) 2012–2015
Jenny Willott MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Assistant Whip) 2013–2014
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (jointly with Culture) The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2010–2014
Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries (jointly with Culture) The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Intellectual property The Rt Hon. The Baroness Wilcox 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. The Lord Marland 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. The Viscount Younger of Leckie Bt 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG 2014–2015
Minister of State for Trade and Investment (jointly with Foreign Office) (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint 2011–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Livingston of Parkhead 2013–2015
Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP 2010–2015
Minister of State for Faith and Community The Rt Hon. Baroness Warsi PC (also with Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 2012–2014
Minister of State for Housing and Local Government The Rt Hon. Grant Shapps MP 2011–2012
Mark Prisk MP 2012–2013
Kris Hopkins MP 2013–2014
Brandon Lewis MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Decentralisation and Planning Policy (jointly with Business) The Rt Hon. Dr Greg Clark MP 2011–2012
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning Nick Boles MP 2012–2014
Penny Mordaunt MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State The Rt Hon. Sir Andrew Stunell OBE MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Don Foster MP 2012–2013
Stephen Williams MP 2013–2015
Bob Neill MP 2010–2012
Brandon Lewis MP 2012–2014
Kris Hopkins MP 2014–2015
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Hanham CBE 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 2014–2015
Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Maria Miller MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2014–2015
Minister for Sport and Equalities The Rt Hon. Major Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG MP 2012–2013
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities (jointly with Government Equalities) Helen Grant MP 2013–2014
Minister for Sport and Tourism Helen Grant MP 2014–2015
Minister for Tourism and Heritage John Penrose MP 2010–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport and the Olympics The Rt Hon. Major Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG MP 2010–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries (jointly with Business) The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2010–2014
Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries (jointly with Business) The Hon. Ed Vaizey MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Women and Equalities (jointly with Government Equalities) Jo Swinson MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs) 2012–2013
Jenny Willott MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs and Assistant Whip) 2013–2014
Defence
Post Minister Term
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Dr. Liam Fox MP 2010–2011
The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2011–2014
The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Nick Harvey MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Major Andrew Robathan MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Mark Francois MP 2013–2015
Minister for International Security Strategy Gerald Howarth MP 2010–2012
Surgeon Commander Dr Andrew Murrison MP 2012–2015
Anna Soubry MP 2014–
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Personnel,
Welfare and Veterans
The Rt Hon. Major Andrew Robathan MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Mark Francois MP 2012–2013
Anna Soubry MP 2013–2014
Captain Julian Brazier TD MP 2014–2015
Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Sir Peter Luff MP 2010–2012
Philip Dunne MP 2012–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (also with Whips Office) The Rt Hon. The Lord Astor of Hever DL 2010–2015
Education
Secretary of State for Education The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP 2010–2014
The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb FCA MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning (jointly with Business) The Rt Hon. John Hayes MP 2010–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills (jointly with Business) Matthew Hancock MP 2012–2013
Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise (jointly with Business) The Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP 2013–2014
Minister of State for Skills and Equalities (jointly with Business) Nicholas Boles MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Children and Families Sarah Teather MP 2010–2012
Nick Gibb FCA MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Tim Loughton MP 2010–2012
Edward Timpson MP 2012–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Childcare Elizabeth Truss MP 2012–2014
Sam Gyimah MP 2014–2105
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Women and Equalities (jointly with Government Equalities) Jo Swinson MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs) 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Hill of Oareford CBE PC 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Nash 2013–2015
Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Chris Huhne MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Edward Davey MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Climate Change The Rt Hon. Gregory Barker MP 2010–2014
Amber Rudd MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Energy Charles Hendry MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. John Henry Hayes MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. Matthew Hancock MP (also with Business) 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon. The Lord Marland 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Verma 2012–2015
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon. Caroline Spelman MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Owen Paterson MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Agriculture and Food The Rt Hon. James Paice MP 2010–2012
David Heath CBE MP 2012–2013
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment, Water and Rural Affairs Richard Benyon MRICS MP 2010–2013
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment George Eustice MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Water, Forestry, Rural Affairs and Resource Management Dan Rogerson MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Resource Management, the Local Environment and Environmental Science The Rt Hon. The Lord Henley 2010–2011
The Rt Hon. The Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE 2011–2012
The Rt Hon. Lieutenant Colonel The Lord de Mauley TD FCA 2012–2013
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Science 2013–2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
First Secretary of State
The Rt Hon. William Hague FRSL MP 2010–2014
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Phillip Hammond MP 2014–2015
Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Baroness Warsi PC (also Minister of State for Faith and Communities) 2012–2014
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Baroness Anelay of St. Johns DBE PC 2014–2015
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Browne MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Hugo Swire MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Europe The Rt Hon. David Lidington MP 2010–2015
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Major Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG MP 2013–2014
Captain Tobias Ellwood MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State Alistair Burt MP 2010–2013
Henry Bellingham MP 2010–2012
Mark Simmonds MP 2012–2014
James Duddridge MP 2014–2015
Minister of State (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Howell of Guildford PC 2010–2012
Minister of State for Trade and Investment (jointly with Business) (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint 2011–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Livingston of Parkhead 2013–2015
Government Equalities Office
Minister for Women and Equalities The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP (also Secretary of State for the Home Department) 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Maria Miller MP (also Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport) 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP (also Secretary of State for Education) 2014–2015
Minister for Equalities The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP (also Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport) 2014
Minister for Women The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP (also Financial Secretary to the Treasury) 2014
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equality (jointly with Culture) Helen Grant MP 2013–2014
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities (jointly with Home Office) Lynne Featherstone MP 2010–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities (jointly with Culture) Helen Grant MP (jointly as Minister for the Courts and Victims) 2012–2013
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Women and Equalities (jointly with Culture) Jo Swinson MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs) 2012–2013
Jenny Willott MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs and Assistant Whip) 2013–2014
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Women and Equalities (jointly with Education) Jo Swinson MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs) 2014–2015
Health
Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Andrew Lansley CBE MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Health Services The Rt Hon. Simon Burns MP 2010–2012
Minister of State for Care and Support The Rt Hon. Paul Burstow MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Norman Lamb MP 2012–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Dr Daniel Poulter MP 2012–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health Anne Milton MP 2010–2012
Anna Soubry MP 2012–2013
Jane Ellison MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality The Rt Hon. The Earl Howe PC 2010–2015
Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Theresa May MP (jointly as Minister for Women and Equalities 2010–2012) 2010–2015
Minister of State for Crime Prevention Jeremy Browne MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Norman Baker MP 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. Lynne Featherstone MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Immigration The Rt Hon. Damian Green MP 2010–2012
Mark Harper MP 2012–2014
Minister of State for Immigration and Security James Brokenshire MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims (jointly with Justice) The Rt Hon. Nick Herbert MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Damian Green MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Mike Penning MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Equalities (jointly with Government Equalities) Lynne Featherstone MP 2010–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Reduction James Brokenshire MP 2010–2011
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime and Security 2011–2014
Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime Karen Bradley MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism The Rt Hon. The Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG PC 2010–2011
Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour Reduction The Rt Hon. The Baroness Browning 2011
The Rt Hon. The Lord Henley PC 2011–2012
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Criminal Information The Rt Hon. The Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bates 2014–2015
International Development
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP 2010–2014
The Rt Hon. Major Desmond Swayne TD MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Stephen O'Brien MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Lynne Featherstone MP 2012–2015
Justice
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Police, Criminal Justice and Victims (jointly with Home Office) The Rt Hon. Nick Herbert MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Damian Green MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Mike Penning MP 2014–2015
Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties The Rt Hon. Simon Hughes MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid
Jonathan Djanogly MP 2010–2012
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Minister for the Courts and Victims
Helen Grant MP (jointly as Under-Secretary of State for Equalities) 2012–2013
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid
Shailesh Vara MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation
Captain Crispin Blunt MP 2010–2012
Jeremy Wright MP 2012–2014
Major Andrew Selous MP (jointly as Assistant Whip) 2014–2015
Minister of State (also Deputy Leader of the Lords) The Rt Hon. The Lord McNally PC 2010–2013
Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy The Rt Hon. The Lord Faulks QC (unpaid) 2014–2015
Northern Ireland
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Owen Paterson MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Hugo Swire MP 2010–2012
Mike Penning MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Major Andrew Robathan MP 2013–2015
Scotland
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Michael Moore MP 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon. David Mundell MP 2010–2015
Transport
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP 2010–2011
The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2011–2012
The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2012–2015
Minister of State for Transport The Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Simon Burns MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Kramer 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-secretary of State Norman Baker MP 2010–2013
Robert Goodwill MP 2013–2015
Parliamentary Under-secretary of State Mike Penning MP 2010–2012
Stephen Hammond MP 2012–2014
Claire Perry MP 2014–2015
Treasury
Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP 2010–
Chief Secretary to the Treasury (also in Cabinet Office) The Rt Hon. David Laws MP 2010
The Rt Hon. Danny Alexander MP 2010–2015
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Dr Greg Clark MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP 2014
David Gauke MP 2014–2015
Economic Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon. Justine Greening MP 2010–2011
Chloe Smith MP 2011–2012
The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP 2013–2014
Andrea Leadsom MP 2014–2015
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke MP 2010–2014
Priti Patel MP 2014–2015
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Sassoon Kt FCA 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Deighton KBE 2013–2015
Wales
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Cheryl Gillan MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. David Jones MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Stephen Crabb MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. David Jones MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Stephen Crabb MP (Jointly as paid Lord Commissioner of the Treasury) 2012–2014
Alun Cairns MP (Jointly as paid Lord Commissioner of the Treasury) 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Baroness Randerson 2012–2015
Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP 2010–2015
Minister of State for Employment The Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP 2010–2012
Mark Hoban MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Esther McVey MP 2013–2015
Minister of State for Pensions The Rt Hon. Steve Webb MP 2010–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Disabled People The Rt Hon. Maria Miller MP 2010–2012
Esther McVey MP 2012–2013
Minister of State for Disabled People Mike Penning MP 2013–2014
Mark Harper MP 2014–2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Welfare Reform (unpaid) The Rt Hon. The Lord Freud 2010–2015

Law officers[edit]

Attorney General's Office
Attorney General (attends Cabinet when responsibilities are on the agenda)
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP 2010–2014
The Rt Hon. Jeremy Wright QC MP 2014–2015
Solicitor General Sir Edward Garnier QC MP 2010–2012
Sir Oliver Heald QC MP 2012–2014
Robert Buckland QC MP 2014–2015
Office of the Advocate General for Scotland
Advocate General for Scotland The Rt Hon. The Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC PC (also Deputy Leader of the Lords) 2010–2015

Parliament[edit]

House Leaders
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. Sir George Young Bt MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Andrew Lansley CBE MP 2012–2014
Leader of the House of Commons
First Secretary of State
The Rt Hon. William Hague MP 2014–2015
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons David Heath CBE MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Tom Brake MP 2012–2015
Leader of the House of Lords
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon. The Lord Strathclyde PC 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Hill of Oareford CBE PC 2013–2014
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE PC 2014–2015
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon. The Lord McNally PC (also with Justice) 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC PC (also Advocate General for Scotland) 2013–2015
Whips
Government Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP 2012
The Rt Hon. Sir George Young Bt CH MP 2012–2014
The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP 2014–2015
Deputy Chief Whip
Treasurer of the Household
The Rt Hon. John Randall MP 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. Greg Hands MP 2013–2015
Deputy Chief Whip
Comptroller of the Household
Liberal Democrat Chief Whip
The Rt Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. Don Foster MP 2013–2015
Whip
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
The Rt Hon. Mark Francois MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Greg Knight MP 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. Major Desmond Swayne TD MP 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. Anne Milton MP 2014–2015
Whips
Lords of the Treasury
Michael Fabricant MP 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. Major Desmond Swayne TD MP 2012–2013
Sam Gyimah 2013–2014
Angela Watkinson MP 2010–2012
Anne Milton MP 2012–2014
Jeremy Wright MP 2010–2012
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Lancaster TD MP 2012–2015
Brooks Newmark MP (unpaid) 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. David Evenett MP 2012–2015
James Duddridge MP 2010–2012
Robert Goodwill MP 2012–2013
Karen Bradley MP 2013–2014
Stephen Crabb MP (Jointly as unpaid Under-Secretary of State for Wales) 2012–2014
John Penrose MP 2014–2015
Gavin Barwell MP 2014–2015
Harriet Baldwin MP 2014–2015
Alun Cairns MP (jointly as unpaid Under-Secretary of State for Wales) 2014–2015
Assistant Whips Philip Dunne MP (unpaid) 2010–2012
Karen Bradley MP 2012–2013
John Penrose MP 2013–2014
Harriet Baldwin MP 2014
Stephen Crabb MP 2010–2012
Jo Johnson MP 2012–2014
Robert Goodwill MP 2010–2012
Nicky Morgan MP 2012–2013
Amber Rudd MP 2013–2014
Shailesh Vara MP 2010–2012
Robert Syms MP 2012–2013
Claire Perry MP 2013–2014
Bill Wiggin MP 2010–2012
Chloe Smith MP 2010–2011
Greg Hands MP 2011–2013
Gavin Barwell MP 2013–2014
Major Andrew Selous MP (jointly as Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation) 2014–2015
Dr. Therese Coffey MP 2014–2015
Mel Stride MP 2014–2015
Ben Wallace MP 2014–2015
Damian Hinds MP 2014–2015
Mark Hunter MP 2010–2015
Norman Lamb MP (jointly with Deputy PM's office) 2010–2012
Jenny Willott MP 2012–2015
Chief Whip
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE PC 2010–2014
The Rt Hon. The Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE 2014–2015
Deputy Chief Whip
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
The Rt Hon. The Lord Shutt of Greetland OBE PC 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. The Lord Newby OBE PC 2012–2015
Whips
Lords and Baronesses in Waiting
The Rt Hon. The Earl Attlee 2010–2014
The Rt Hon. The Lord Astor of Hever DL (also with Defence) 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. The Viscount Younger of Leckie 2012–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord de Mauley TD 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Northover (unpaid) 2010–2015
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Rawlings 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. The Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE (unpaid) 2010–2011
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Verma 2010–2012
The Rt Hon. The Lord Wallace of Saltaire PC (unpaid) 2010–2015
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Garden of Frognal (unpaid) 2010–2013
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE 2011–2013
The Rt Hon. The Lord Gardiner of Kimble 2012–2015
The Rt Hon. The Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. The Lord Popat 2013–2015
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bates 2013–2014
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Jolly (unpaid) 2013–2015
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Williams of Trafford 2014–2015
The Rt Hon. The Lord Ashton of Hyde 2014–2015
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth 2014–2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Nick Clegg appointed Deputy Prime Minister" (Press release). Office of the Prime Minister. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Conservative Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement Conservative Party, 12 May 2010; Accessed 13 May 2010
  4. ^ Conservative Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement Liberal Democrats, 12 May 2010; Accessed 13 May 2010
  5. ^ a b "Coalition government: Q&A". The Daily Telegraph. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Riddell, Peter All change in the transformed House of Commons Times Online, 19 May 2010(subscription required)
  7. ^ "David Cameron's right turn in cabinet reshuffle". The Guardian. 4 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "William Hague quits as foreign secretary in cabinet reshuffle". BBC News. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
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  10. ^ "David Laws resignation: What next for government?". BBC News. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Liam Fox quits as defence secretary". BBC News. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "As it happened: Liam Fox resigns". BBC News. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "New Ministerial Appointments" (Press release). Office of the Prime Minister. 3 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Her Majesty's Cabinet". Office of the Prime Minister. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Her Majesty's Government". House of Commons Information Office. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Andrew Mitchell resigns following allegations he called police 'plebs'". The Guardian. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  17. ^ "Lord Strathclyde resigns from cabinet". BBC News. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Sajid Javid named culture secretary after Miller exit". BBC News. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  19. ^ "Ministerial appointments: July 2014" (Press release). Office of the Prime Minister. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
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  21. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28656874
  22. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministerial-appointments-august-2014

Further reading[edit]

  • Hazell, Robert; Yong, Ben (2012). The Politics of Coalition: How the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Government Works. Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84946-310-2. 

External links[edit]

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