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Her Majesty's Government

A coalition government formed of the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrat Party

The Cabinet
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service Rt Hon David Cameron MP (Con)
Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council (with special responsibility for political and constitutional reform) Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP (LD)
First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Rt Hon William Hague MP (Con)
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon George Osborne MP (Con)
Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP (Con)
Secretary of State for the Home Department; and Minister for Women and Equalities Rt Hon Theresa May MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Defence Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable MP (LD)
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP (LD)
Secretary of State for Health Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Education Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Transport Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP (Con)
Secretary of State for International Development Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Scotland (and providing ministerial support to the Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office) Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP (LD)
Secretary of State for Wales Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP (Con)
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP (Con)
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rt Hon David Laws MP (LD)
Leader of the House of Lords, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Rt Hon Lord Strathclyde (Con)
Minister without Portfolio (Minister of State) (Unpaid) Rt Hon Baroness Warsi (Con)
Also attending Cabinet meetings
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General Rt Hon Francis Maude MP (Con)
Minister of State – Cabinet Office (providing policy advice to the Prime Minister in the Cabinet Office) Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP (Con)
Minister of State (Universities and Science) – Department for Business, Innovation and Skills David Willetts MP (Con)
Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal Rt Hon Sir George Young Bt MP (Con)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP (Con)
Also invited to attend Cabinet meetings when required
Attorney-General Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP (Con)

Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition

Position Minister
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition & acting Leader of the Labour Party Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP (Lab)

 

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