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

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.

UK countries and dependencies by political party
Map showing governing parties of UK administrations by political party as of July 2017 (click to enlarge)

Government of the United Kingdom

Note: As England does not have a devolved government, all English affairs are governed by the UK government.
Prime Minister Portrait Took office Party Ref
Theresa May Theresa May Official 13 July 2016 Conservative [1]

Devolved administrations

Country Position Name Portrait Took office Party[2] Ref
 Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones Carwyn Jones 2011 (crop) 10 December 2009 Welsh Labour [3]
 Northern Ireland[4] The post of First Minister is currently vacant. Democratic Unionist Party [5]
The post of deputy First Minister is currently vacant. Sinn Féin
 Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon 2017a (cropped) 20 November 2014 Scottish National Party [6]

Crown dependencies

Crown dependency Position Name Portrait Took office Party Ref
 Jersey Chief Minister John Le Fondre 7 June 2018 Independent [7]
Guernsey Guernsey PRC President Gavin St Pier No image 4 May 2016 Independent [8]
 Isle of Man Chief Minister Howard Quayle Howard Quayle 4 October 2016 Independent [9]

Overseas Territories

Overseas Territory Position Name Portrait Took office Party Ref
 Anguilla Chief Minister Victor Banks Victor Banks 2015 23 April 2015 Anguilla United Front [10]
 Bermuda Premier Edward David Burt Edward David Burt 1 (cropped) 19 July 2017 Progressive Labour Party [11]
 British Virgin Islands Premier Orlando Smith D. Orlando Smith (cropped) 9 November 2011 National Democratic Party [12]
 Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin Alden McLaughlin, Premier, Cayman Islands 29 May 2013 People's Progressive Movement [13]
 Falkland Islands Chief Executive Barry Rowland No image 3 October 2016 Independent [14]
 Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo Fabian Picardo in London (portrait) 9 December 2011 Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party [15]
 Montserrat Premier Donaldson Romeo Donaldson Romeo 2014 12 September 2014 People's Democratic Movement [16]
 Pitcairn Islands Mayor Shawn Christian No image 1 January 2014 Independent [17]
 Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson 20 December 2016 People's Democratic Movement [18]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Theresa May vows to be 'one nation' prime minister". BBC News. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Carwyn Jones sworn in as new Welsh first minister". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ The First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland is a diarchy.
  5. ^ "Martin McGuinness resigns as NI deputy first minister". BBC News. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Nicola Sturgeon in 'open' offer to rivals". BBC News. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Senator John Le Fondre named as Jersey's new Chief Minister". ITV News. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  8. ^ "Gavin St Pier elected as Guernsey States' President". BBC News. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Howard Quayle elected as Isle of Man chief minister". BBC News. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Anguilla profile". BBC News. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Bermuda profile". BBC News. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  12. ^ "British Virgin Islands profile". BBC News. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Cayman Islands profile". BBC News. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Falkland Islands profile". BBC News. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Gibraltar profile – Leaders". BBC News. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Montserrat profile". BBC News. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Approved Council Minutes" (PDF). Pitcairn Island Council. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Turks and Caicos profile". BBC News. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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