Second May ministry

The second May ministry was formed on 11 June 2017 after Queen Elizabeth II invited Theresa May to form a government following the June 2017 snap general election. The election resulted in a hung parliament with the Conservative Party losing its majority in the House of Commons. On 9 June 2017, May announced her intention to form a Conservative minority government, reliant on the confidence and supply of the Democratic Unionist Party; a finalised agreement between the two parties was signed and published on 26 June 2017.[1][2] May announced on 24 May 2019 that she would resign as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June, marking the end of her premiership, though she will continue to serve as a caretaker until a new leader can be elected.[3]

Second May ministry
2017–2019
Theresa May Dec 2017
May (2017)
Date formed11 June 2017
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
See list
Member partyConservative Party
Status in legislature
Opposition cabinetCorbyn Shadow Cabinet
Opposition partyLabour Party
Opposition leaderJeremy Corbyn
History
Election(s)2017 general election
Legislature term(s)57th UK Parliament
Budget(s)
PredecessorFirst May ministry

History

The 2017 snap election resulted in a hung parliament, with the Conservative Party holding the most seats in the House of Commons, but without an overall majority. The DUP had suggested it would be able to provide a coalition or confidence and supply arrangement depending on negotiations.[4] Theresa May, incumbent Conservative prime minister, announced her intention on 9 June 2017 to form a new minority government with support from the DUP.[5] Both parties have signalled that this support will be in the form of a confidence and supply agreement, rather than a formal coalition. There has been a formal legal challenge, claiming the agreement between the Tories and the DUP contravenes the Good Friday Agreement and the Bribery Act.[6]

On 10 June, a survey of 1,500 ConservativeHome readers found that almost two-thirds of Conservative Party members wanted Theresa May to resign.[7] A YouGov poll of 1,720 adults for the Sunday Times had 48% saying Theresa May should resign, with 38% against.[8] A Survation poll of 1,036 adults online for the Mail on Sunday had 49% of people wanting her resignation, with 38% against.[8]

On 10 June 2017, 10 Downing Street issued a statement that a Conservative–DUP agreement was reached in principle.[9] A few hours later, the statement was retracted when it was said that it had been "issued in error" and that talks between the Conservative Party and DUP were still ongoing.[10] Former Prime Minister, John Major is concerned that a deal between the Conservatives and DUP could endanger the Northern Irish peace process.[11]

On 11 June 2017, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne described May as a "dead woman walking".[12] David Lidington disagrees.[13] Senior Labour politicians stated that they plan to challenge the Conservative minority government early and to put forward alternative policies in the reply to the Queen's Speech. Jeremy Corbyn said he believed there is a majority in parliament for many issues on which Labour "is sympathetic", giving as examples the repeal of the Under-occupancy penalty ('bedroom tax'), and maintaining the triple lock on pensions and the winter fuel allowance. In an interview conducted on 11 June, Corbyn stated that he expected another election to be held within a year.[14][15]

Michael Gove said the minority government will probably reduce austerity and increase spending on public services.[16] Stephen Bush of the New Statesman also expects less austerity. Bush notes if voters feel there is continued austerity in England, Scotland and Wales while the government spends generously in Northern Ireland to maintain the pact with the DUP then the Conservatives may become more unpopular.[17] The 1% pay cap on public sector workers is under review according to 10 Downing Street.[18] and increasing numbers of high ranking Conservatives want to end it.[19]

On the afternoon of 11 June, Theresa May finalised the composition of her cabinet.[20] The senior positions of Chancellor, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary, as well as the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, had already been confirmed on 9 June with all four incumbents staying in office. The reshuffle saw prominent Brexiteer MPs, such as Boris Johnson and David Davis, retain their roles, but also resulted in the promotion of Damian Green and David Gauke, politicians who had supported the remain side during the EU referendum.[21] Junior ministerial roles were allocated the following day, with a full list of new ministerial and government appointments confirmed on 12 June.[22]

On 3 July 2017, polls suggested May's popularity had dropped drastically since the election on 8 June. 60% of voters viewed May less favourable than they did during the election, and 20% more disapproved than approved of May: 31% approved her leadership, while 51% disapproved.[23] By 7 July, YouGov gave Labour an eight-point lead over the Conservatives (46% to 38%). A New Statesman article maintained a factor in this lead is ONS figures showing household disposable incomes falling faster than at any time since 2011.[24]

May reshuffled her cabinet on 8–9 January 2018.[25]

Amidst the thrice rejection by parliament of the agreement she negotiated to leave the European Union, May announced on 24 May 2019 that she would resign as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June, marking the end of her premiership, though she will continue to serve as a caretaker until a new leader can be elected.[3]

Cabinets

June 2017 – January 2018

First Cabinet of Second May Cabinet[26][27] []
Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Theresa May MP 2016–present
First Secretary of State
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Damian Green MP 2017
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
Philip Hammond MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for the Home Department Amber Rudd MP 2016–2018
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson MP 2016–18
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis MP 2016–18
Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon MP 2014–2017
Gavin Williamson CBE MP 2017–2019
Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP 2012–18
Lord Chancellor
Secretary of State for Justice
David Lidington CBE MP 2017–2018
Secretary of State for Education
Minister for Women and Equalities
Justine Greening MP 2016–2018
Secretary of State for International Trade
President of the Board of Trade
Liam Fox MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP 2017–present
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid MP 2016–2018
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park PC 2016–present
Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell MP 2015–present
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire MP 2016–2018
Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel MP 2016–2017
Penny Mordaunt MP 2017–2019
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley MP 2016–2018
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke MP 2017–2018
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Chairman of the Conservative Party (unpaid)
Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP 2016–2018
Also attending cabinet meetings
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
Andrea Leadsom MP 2017–2019
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss MP 2017–present
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Gavin Williamson CBE MP 2016–2017
Julian Smith MP 2017–present
Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP 2014–18
Minister of State for Immigration Brandon Lewis MP 2017–2018
Minister of State for Employment Damian Hinds MP 2016–2018

Changes

  • After it was revealed that Priti Patel held unsanctioned meetings with Israeli politicians and officials whilst on a family holiday, thereby violating the Ministerial Code, she was forced to resign from her post of International Development Secretary on 8 November 2017.[30] She was replaced by Penny Mordaunt.[31]
  • Following an inquiry that found that he had violated the Ministerial Code, Damian Green resigned from his post on 20 December 2017.[32]

January 2018 – present

Cabinet of the United Kingdom[33][34] []
Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Civil Service
Theresa May MP 2016–present
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister for the Cabinet Office
David Lidington CBE MP 2018–present
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
Philip Hammond MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for the Home Department Amber Rudd MP 2016–2018
Sajid Javid MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson MP 2016–2018
Jeremy Hunt MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis MP 2016–2018
Dominic Raab MP 2018
Stephen Barclay MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson CBE MP 2017–2019
Penny Mordaunt MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Justice
Lord Chancellor
David Gauke MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt MP 2012–2018
Matthew Hancock MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for International Trade
President of the Board of Trade
Liam Fox MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP 2017–present
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid MP 2016–2018
James Brokenshire MP 2018–present
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal
The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park PC 2016–present
Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell MP 2015–present
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt MP 2017–2019
Rory Stewart OBE MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matthew Hancock MP 2018
Jeremy Wright QC MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey MP 2018
Amber Rudd MP 2018–present
Chairman of the Conservative Party (unpaid)
Minister without portfolio
Brandon Lewis MP 2018–present
Also attending cabinet meetings
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
Andrea Leadsom MP 2017–2019
Mel Stride MP 2019–present
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss MP 2017–present
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Julian Smith MP 2017–present
Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP 2014–2018
Geoffrey Cox QC MP 2018–present
Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes MP 2018–present
Minister of State for Energy & Clean Growth Claire Perry MP 2017–present

Changes

List of ministers

Minister in the House of Commons Minister in the House of Lords
Ministers that attend cabinet are listed in bold

Prime Minister, the Cabinet Office and non-Departmental ministers

Cabinet Office
Post Minister Term
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP July 2016 – present
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister George Hollingbery MP July 2016 – June 2018
Seema Kennedy MP June 2017 – April 2019
Andrew Bowie MP December 2018 – present
Minister for the Cabinet Office The Rt Hon Damian Green MP June – December 2017
The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP
(also Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster)
January 2018 – present
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
(unpaid; also Chairman of the Conservative Party)
July 2016 – January 2018
The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP
(also Minister for the Cabinet Office)
January 2018 – present
Chris Skidmore MP July 2016 – January 2018
Chloe Smith MP January 2018 – present
Kevin Foster MP (interim)
(unpaid; maternity cover for Chloe Smith; also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office, and an Assistant Whip)
April 2019 – present
Caroline Noakes MP June 2017 – January 2018
Oliver Dowden CBE MP January 2018 – present
Non-Departmental ministers
Minister without Portfolio The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP
(unpaid; also Chairman of the Conservative Party)
January 2018 – present

Departments of state

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon Dr Greg Clark MP July 2016 – present
Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP June 2017 – January 2018
Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP January 2018 – present
Chris Skidmore (interim)
(cover for Claire Perry while on Leave of Absence)
May 2019 – Present
Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
(jointly with Education)
Jo Johnson MP May 2015 – January 2018
Sam Gyimah MP January – November 2018
Chris Skidmore MP December 2018 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility
Margot James MP July 2016 – January 2018
Andrew Griffiths MP January 2018 – July 2018
Kelly Tolhurst MP July 2018 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Industry and Energy
Richard Harrington MP June 2017 – January 2018
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Business and Industry
Richard Harrington MP January 2018 – March 2019
Andrew Stephenson MP April 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon David Prior, Lord Prior of Brampton December 2016 – October 2017
The Rt Hon Oliver Eden, Lord Henley PC October 2017 – present
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP July 2016 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP January – July 2018
The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP July 2018 – present
Minister of State for Digital and Creative Industries The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP July 2016 – January 2018
Margot James MP January 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch MP May 2015 – November 2018
Mims Davies MP November 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen MP June 2017 – January 2018
Michael Ellis MP January 2018 – May 2019
Rebecca Pow MP May 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon Thomas Ashton, Lord Ashton of Hyde July 2016 – present
Defence
Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon KCB MP July 2014 – November 2017
The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP November 2017 – May 2019
The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
(also Minister for Women and Equalities since Apr 2018)
May 2019 – present
Minister of State for the Armed Forces Col The Rt Hon Mark Lancaster TD MP June 2017 – present
Minister of State The Rt Hon Frederick Curzon, Earl Howe PC
(unpaid; also Deputy Lords Leader)
May 2015 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Defence Procurement
Harriett Baldwin MP July 2016 – January 2018
Guto Bebb MP January 2018 – July 2018[49]
Stuart Andrew MP July 2018 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel
Capt The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP June 2017 – present
Education
Secretary of State for Education The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
(also Minister for Women & Equalities)
July 2016 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP January 2018 – present
Minister of State for School Standards The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP
(also Minister for Equalities at the GEO until Jan 2018)
July 2014 – present
Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
(jointly with BEIS)
Jo Johnson MP May 2015 – January 2018
Sam Gyimah MP January – November 2018
Chris Skidmore MP December 2018 – present
Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP
(also Minister for Women at the GEO until Jan 2018)
June 2017 – present
Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families Robert Goodwill MP June 2017 – January 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi MP January 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System The Rt Hon John Nash, Lord Nash
(unpaid)
October 2013 – September 2017
The Rt Hon Theodore Agnew, Lord Agnew of Oulton
(unpaid)
September 2017 – present
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP June 2017 – present
Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food George Eustice MP October 2013 – February 2019
Robert Goodwill MP March 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Life Opportunities Dr Thérèse Coffey MP July 2016 – July 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment Dr Thérèse Coffey MP July 2018 – present
David Rutley MP (interim)
(unpaid; cover for Thérèse Coffey; also a Whip)
May – July 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity The Rt Hon John Gardiner, Lord Gardiner of Kimble July 2016 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare David Rutley MP
(also a Whip)
September 2018 – present
Government Equalities Office
Minister for Women and Equalities The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
(also Education Secretary)
July 2016 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
(also Home Secretary)
January 2018 – April 2018
The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
(also International Development Secretary to May 2019, Defence Secretary from May 2019)
April 2018 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Women
(jointly with International Development since Jul 2018)
The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP
(also Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills at DfE)
June 2017 – January 2018
Victoria Atkins MP
(also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability at the Home Office)
January 2018 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Equalities
(jointly with International Development since Jul 2018)
The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP
(also Minister of State for School Standards at DfE)
June 2017 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford
(also Minister of State for Countering Extremism at the Home Office)
January 2018 – present
Exiting the European Union
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union The Rt Hon David Davis MP July 2016 – July 2018
The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP July – November 2018
The Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP November 2018 – present
Minister of State The Rt Hon Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St John's DBE PC June – October 2017
The Rt Hon Martin Callanan, Lord Callanan October 2017 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Hon Robin Walker MP July 2016 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Steve Baker MP June 2017 – July 2018
Christopher Heaton-Harris MP July 2018 – April 2019
James Cleverly MP April 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Suella Braverman MP January – November 2018
Kwasi Kwarteng MP November 2018 – present
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP July 2016 – July 2018
The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP July 2018 – present
Minister of State for Europe and the Americas The Rt Hon Alan Duncan KCMG MP July 2016 – present
Minister of State for the Middle East The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP
(also Minister of State for International Development at DFID)
June 2017 – March 2019
The Rt Hon Mark Field MP (Interim) March 2019 – May 2019
Surgeon Commander Dr Andrew Murrison MP
(also Minister of State for International Development at DFID)
May 2019 – present
Minister of State for the Commonwealth & The UN The Rt Hon Tariq Ahmad, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon June 2017 – present
Minister of State for Asia & The Pacific The Rt Hon Mark Field MP
(unpaid since Jan 2018)
June 2017 – present
Minister of State for Africa Rory Stewart OBE MP
(also Minister of State for International Development at DFID)
June 2017 – January 2018
Harriett Baldwin MP
(also Minister of State at DFID)
January 2018 – present
Health and Social Care
Health ( January 2018)
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP September 2012 – July 2018
The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP July 2018 – present
Minister of State for Health Philip Dunne MP July 2016 – January 2018
Stephen Barclay MP January – November 2018
Stephen Hammond MP November 2018 – present
Minister of State for Care Caroline Dinenage MP January 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities Jackie Doyle-Price MP June 2017 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care Steve Brine MP June 2017 – March 2019
Seema Kennedy MP April 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon James O'Shaughnessy, Lord O'Shaughnessy December 2016 – December 2018
The Rt Hon Nicola Blackwood, Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford January 2019 – present
Home Office
Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP
(also Minister for Women and Equalities from Jan 2018)
July 2016 – April 2018
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP April 2018 – present
Minister of State for Immigration The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP July 2016 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP January 2018 – present
Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP July 2016 – present
The Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP June 2017 – present
Minister of State for Countering Extremism The Rt Hon Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford
(also Minister for Equalities at the GEO since Jan 2018)
July 2016 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability Sarah Newton MP July 2016 – November 2017
Victoria Atkins MP
(also Minister for Women at the GEO since Jan 2018)
November 2017 – present
Housing, Communities & Local Government
Communities and Local Government (until January 2018)
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP July 2016 – January 2018
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government January – April 2018
The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP April 2018 – present
Minister of State for Housing and Planning Alok Sharma MP June 2017 – January 2018
Dominic Raab MP January 2018 – July 2018
Kit Malthouse MP July 2018 – present
Marcus Jones MP May 2015 – January 2018
Rishi Sunak MP January 2018 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth
Jake Berry MP June 2017 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Housing and Homelessness
Heather Wheeler MP January 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Nigel Adams MP
(unpaid; standing in for Heather Wheeler; also a Whip)
May – November 2018
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Faith
The Rt Hon Nick Bourne, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
(unpaid; also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office until Oct 2017, and at the Wales Office since)
July 2016 – present
International Development
Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP July 2016 – November 2017
The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP
(also Minister for Women and Equalities since Apr 2018)
November 2017 – May 2019
Rory Stewart OBE MP May 2019 – present
Minister of State for International Development Rory Stewart OBE MP
(also Minister of State for Africa at the FCO)
July 2016 – January 2018
Minister of State for International Development The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP
(also Minister of State for the Middle East at the FCO)
June 2017 – March 2019
Surgeon Commander Dr Andrew Murrison MP
(also Minister of State for the Middle East at the FCO)
May 2019 – present
Minister of State Harriett Baldwin MP
(also Minister of State for Africa at the FCO)
January 2018 – present
Minister of State for International Development The Rt Hon Michael Bates, Lord Bates PC
(unpaid)
October 2016 – April 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon Liz Sugg, Baroness Sugg CBE
(also a Lords Whip)
April 2019 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Women
(jointly with the GEO, at International Development since Jul 2018)
Victoria Atkins MP
(also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability at the Home Office)
January 2018 – present
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Minister for Equalities
(jointly with the GEO, at International Development since Jul 2018)
The Rt Hon Susan Williams, Baroness Williams of Trafford
(also Minister of State for Countering Extremism at the Home Office)
January 2018 – present
International Trade
The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP July 2016 – present
The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP July 2016 – September 2017
September 2017 – June 2018
Minister of State for Trade Policy George Hollingbery MP June 2018 – present
Minister of State for Trade Policy The Rt Hon Mark Price, Lord Price CVO April 2016 – September 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Garnier MP July 2016 – September 2017
Minister for Investment September – October 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Investment October 2017 – January 2018
Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion The Rt Hon Rona Fairhead, Baroness Fairhead CBE
(unpaid since Jan 2018)
October 2017 – May 2019
Minister for Investment Graham Stuart MP January 2018 – present
Justice
The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP June 2017 – January 2018
The Rt Hon David Gauke CBE MP January 2018 – present
Minister of State for Courts and Justice Dominic Raab MP June 2017 – January 2018
Minister of State for Prisons Rory Stewart OBE MP January 2018 – May 2019
Robert Buckland QC MP May 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation Sam Gyimah MP July 2016 – January 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Victims, Youth and Family Justice Dr Phillip Lee MP July 2016 – June 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Lucy Frazer QC MP January 2018 – May 2019
Paul Maynard MP May 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Edward Argar MP June 2018 – present
Advocate General for Scotland The Rt Hon Richard Keen, Lord Keen of Elie QC July 2016 – present
Northern Ireland
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP July 2016 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP January 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Chloe Smith MP
(unpaid; also an Assistant Whip)
June 2017 – January 2018
Minister of State Shailesh Vara MP January – November 2018
John Penrose MP November 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon Nick Bourne, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
(also Minister for Faith at Housing, Communities & Local Govt)
June 2017 – October 2017
The Rt Hon Ian Duncan, Lord Duncan of Springbank October 2017 – present
Scotland
Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon David Mundell MP July 2016 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon Ian Duncan, Lord Duncan of Springbank June 2017 – present
Transport
Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP July 2016 – present
Minister of State for Transport Legislation and Maritime The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP July 2016 – January 2018
Jo Johnson MP January 2018 – November 2018
Minister of State Jesse Norman MP November 2018 – May 2019
Michael Ellis MP May 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Rail, Accessibility and HS2 Paul Maynard MP July 2016 – January 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution Jesse Norman MP June 2017 – November 2018
Andrew Jones MP November 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon Liz Sugg, Baroness Sugg CBE
(unpaid until Jan 2018; also Lords Whip since)
October 2017 – April 2019
The Rt Hon Charlotte Vere, Baroness Vere of Norbiton PC
(also a Lords Whip)
April 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Aviation, International and Security The Rt Hon Martin Callanan, Lord Callanan June 2017–Oct 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Nusrat Ghani MP
(unpaid; also an Assistant Whip)
January 2018 – present
Treasury
The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP July 2016 – present
Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP June 2017 – present
The Rt Hon Mel Stride MP June 2017 – May 2019
Jesse Norman MP May 2019 – present
Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) Stephen Barclay MP
(paid as a Parliamentary Secretary)
June 2017 – January 2018
John Glen MP
(paid as a Parliamentary Secretary)
January 2018 – present
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Jones MP
(paid as a Parliamentary Secretary)
June 2017 – January 2018
Robert Jenrick MP
(paid as a Parliamentary Secretary)
January 2018 – present
Wales
Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP March 2016 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon Ian Duncan, Lord Duncan of Springbank June 2017 – October 2017
The Rt Hon Nick Bourne, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
(also Minister for Faith at Housing, Communities & Local Govt)
October 2017 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales Guto Bebb MP
(unpaid; also a Whip)
March 2016 – January 2018
Stuart Andrew MP
(unpaid; also an Assistant Whip)
January – July 2018
Mims Davies MP
(unpaid; also an Assistant Whip)
July – November 2018
Nigel Adams MP
(unpaid; also an Assistant Whip)
November 2018 – April 2019
Kevin Foster MP
(unpaid; also Interim Minister for the Constitution at the Cabinet Office, and an Assistant Whip)
April 2019 – present
Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon David Gauke MP June 2017 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Esther McVey MP January – November 2018
The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP November 2018 – present
Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work Penny Mordaunt MP July 2016 – November 2017
Sarah Newton MP November 2017 – March 2019
Justin Tomlinson MP April 2019 – present
Minister of State for Employment Damian Hinds MP July 2016 – January 2018
Alok Sharma MP January 2018 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance Caroline Dinenage MP June 2017 – January 2018
Kit Malthouse MP January – July 2018
Justin Tomlinson MP July 2018 – April 2019
Will Quince MP April 2019 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion Guy Opperman MP June 2017 – present
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State The Rt Hon Peta Buscombe, Baroness Buscombe June 2017 – present

Law officers

Attorney General's Office
Attorney General for England and Wales The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP January 2014 – July 2018
The Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox QC MP July 2018 – present
Solicitor General for England and Wales Robert Buckland QC MP July 2014 – May 2019
Lucy Frazer QC MP May 2019 – present
Office of the Advocate General for Scotland
Advocate General for Scotland The Rt Hon Richard Keen, Lord Keen of Elie QC May 2015 – present

Parliament

House Leaders
Andrea Leadsom MP June 2017 – May 2019
Mel Stride MP May 2019 – Present
  • Parliamentary Secretary
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Michael Ellis MP
(unpaid until Jul 2017; also a Whip beforehand)
July 2016 – January 2018
The Rt Hon Natalie Evans, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park PC July 2016 – present
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon Frederick Curzon, Earl Howe PC
(unpaid; also Minister of State at Defence)
May 2015 – present
House of Commons Whips
The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP July 2016 – November 2017
The Rt Hon Julian Smith MP November 2017 – present
Julian Smith MP June – November 2017
The Rt Hon Esther McVey MP November 2017 – January 2018
Christopher Pincher MP January 2018 – present
Christopher Pincher MP June – November 2017
Vacant November 2017 – January 2018
Christopher Heaton-Harris MP January – July 2018
Mark Spencer MP July 2018 – present
Christopher Heaton-Harris MP June 2017 – January 2018
Mark Spencer MP January 2018 – July 2018
Andrew Stephenson MP July 2018 – April 2019
Craig Whittaker MP April 2019 – present
The Rt Hon David Evennett MP September 2012 – January 2018
Guto Bebb MP
(also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales)
March 2016 – January 2018
Andrew Griffiths MP July 2016 – January 2018
Mark Spencer MP June 2017 – January 2018
Heather Wheeler MP June 2017 – January 2018
David Rutley MP
(unpaid until Jan 2018; also Interim Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare at DEFRA May – Jul 2018)
June 2017 – present
Andrew Stephenson MP January – July 2018
Paul Maynard MP January 2018 – May 2019
Craig Whittaker MP January 2018 – April 2019
Rebecca Harris MP January 2018 – present
Nigel Adams MP
(unpaid; also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Housing, Communities & Local Government from May 2018)
January – November 2018
Mike Freer MP July 2018 – present
Jeremy Quin MP
(unpaid)
November 2018 – present
Alister Jack MP April 2019 – present
Assistant Whips Michael Ellis MP
(unpaid; also Deputy Leader of the House of Commons)
July 2016 – July 2017
Graham Stuart MP July 2016 – January 2018
Chloe Smith MP
(also with Northern Ireland Office)
June 2017 – January 2018
Mike Freer MP June 2017 – July 2018
Rebecca Harris MP June 2017 – January 2018
Nigel Adams MP
(also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales from Nov 2018)
  • June 2017 – January 2018,
  • November 2018 – April 2019
Andrew Stephenson MP June 2017 – January 2018
Craig Whittaker MP June 2017 – January 2018
Stuart Andrew MP
(also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales from Jan 2018)
June 2017 – July 2018
Nusrat Ghani MP
(also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Aviation, International and Security at Transport)
January 2018 – present
Jo Churchill MP January 2018 – present
Amanda Milling MP January 2018 – present
Kelly Tolhurst MP January – July 2018
Wendy Morton MP
(unpaid until Jul 2018)
January 2018 – present
Mims Davies MP
(also Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales from Jul 2018)
January – November 2018
Iain Stewart MP July 2018 – present
Michelle Donelan MP July 2018 – present
Jeremy Quin MP
(unpaid)
July – November 2018
Gareth Johnson MP
(unpaid)
November 2018 – January 2019
Alister Jack MP
(unpaid)
February 2019 – April 2019
Matt Warman MP
(unpaid)
April 2019 – present
Kevin Foster MP
(also Interim Minister for the Constitution at the Cabinet Office, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office)
April 2019 – present
House of Lords Whips
The Rt Hon John Taylor, Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE PC August 2014 – present
The Rt Hon Patrick Stopford, Earl of Courtown July 2016 – present
The Rt Hon Annabel Goldie, Baroness Goldie PC July 2016 – present
The Rt Hon Charlotte Vere, Baroness Vere of Norbiton PC December 2016 – present
The Rt Hon James Younger, Viscount Younger of Leckie May 2015 – present
The Rt Hon George Young, Lord Young of Cookham PC July 2016 – present
The Rt Hon Liz Sugg, Baroness Sugg CBE PC
  • June – October 2017,
  • January 2018 – present
The Rt Hon Carlyn Chisholm, Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen June 2017 – March 2018
The Rt Hon Deborah Stedman-Scott, Baroness Stedman-Scott OBE
(unpaid)
October 2017 – present
The Rt Hon Zahida Manzoor, Baroness Manzoor CBE
(unpaid)
March 2018 – May 2019
The Rt Hon Diana Barran, Baroness Barran MBE
(unpaid)
Feb 2019 – present
Vice-Chairs of the Conservative Party
James Cleverly TD MP Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chris Skidmore FRHistS FSA FRSA MP Vice Chairman for Policy
Kemi Badenoch MP Vice Chairman for Candidates
Tom Pursglove MP (from July 2018) Vice Chairman for Youth
Helen Whately MP (from July 2018) Vice Chairman for Women
Rehman Chishti MP Vice Chairman for Communities
Helen Grant MP
Andrew Jones MP Vice Chairman for Business Engagement
Marcus Jones MP Vice Chairman for Local Government
James Morris MP Vice Chairman for Training and Development

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Government of the United Kingdom
2017–present
Incumbent
2018 British cabinet reshuffle

Theresa May carried out the first "refresh" of her minority government in January 2018. Following the resignation of Damian Green as First Secretary of State in December 2017, the reshuffle had been highly anticipated and briefed in the press. There were reports of "up to a quarter" of her cabinet ministers who might lose their positions, including Boris Johnson, who had been seen to cause a number of political gaffes during his term as Foreign Secretary. The reshuffle was seen as an opportunity for the Prime Minister to reassert her authority, greatly diminished following the result of the snap general election in the previous summer. Despite being described by 10 Downing Street as a chance to "refresh" the Cabinet, few changes were made to the ministerial line-up. On 9 January, newspaper headlines reflected the chaotic nature of May's reshuffle, with The Daily Telegraph describing it as, "The Night of the Blunt Stiletto", a reference to the 1962 reshuffle carried out by Harold Macmillan.

It was widely reported that Jeremy Hunt was due to be moved from the Department for Health to become Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, but refused. Instead he defended his position as Health Secretary and convinced May to allow him to remain in post, and for "Social Care" to be added to the name of his department. After considerable speculation that Justine Greening would lose her job as Education Secretary, she refused the offer of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and chose instead to resign from the government.

2019 vote of confidence in the May ministry

On 15 January 2019, a motion of no confidence in the government of Theresa May was tabled in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. On 16 January, the House rejected it by a vote of 325 to 306.

The motion was laid by Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, after the government lost a Commons vote to secure parliamentary backing for the government's deal for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union by 230 votes on the evening of 15 January. That vote, 432 to 202 in favour of rejecting the deal, represented the largest defeat for a sitting government in modern history.

The motion was debated on the afternoon of 16 January before being voted on that evening. It was supported by all opposition parties, and opposed by the Conservatives and Democratic Unionist Party. After the result, Theresa May requested individual meetings with leaders of all parties to discuss how to continue with the process of leaving the European Union. The invitation was taken up by all leaders except Corbyn, who said he would not meet the Prime Minister unless she could ensure that a no-deal Brexit would not occur.

Caroline Dinenage

Caroline Julia Dinenage (born 28 October 1971) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Gosport at the 2010 general election. She was re-elected in 2015 and 2017.

A former Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, Dinenage has served in Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State roles at the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education and Department for Work and Pensions, before being appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care in January 2018.

Claire Perry

Claire Louise Perry (born 3 April 1964) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom who has represented the Devizes constituency since 2010. She was appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the Second May ministry, after the June 2017 reshuffle. Since a cabinet reshuffle carried out in January 2018 she has attended cabinet as part of her ministerial role.Claire also served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State for Defence and as Government Assistant Whip. Subsequently, she served as Rail minister from July 2014 to July 2016.

First May ministry

Theresa May formed the first May ministry on 13 July 2016, after having been invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government. Then the Home Secretary, May's appointment followed the resignation of then Prime Minister David Cameron. The ministry, a Conservative majority government, succeeded the second Cameron ministry which had been formed following the 2015 general election. Cameron's government was dissolved as a result of his resignation in the immediate aftermath of the June 2016 referendum on British withdrawal from the European Union.

After the 2017 snap general election resulted in a hung parliament, with no party holding an overall majority, May announced her intention to form a new minority government with support from the Democratic Unionist Party (see Conservative–DUP agreement).

Great Offices of State

The Great Offices of State in the United Kingdom are the four most senior and prestigious posts in the British government. They are the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary. According to convention, when the Prime Minister names his or her Cabinet, either after a general election or a mid-term reshuffle, the first Cabinet ministers to be announced are the Chancellor, the Foreign Secretary and the Home Secretary.

Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Joyce Anne Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St Johns (born 17 July 1947) is a British Conservative Party politician, previously serving as Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from August 2014 to June 2017. Lady Anelay was appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union in the Second May ministry, after the 2017 reshuffle.Lady Anelay was Government Chief Whip in the House of Lords from 12 May 2010 until 6 August 2014, having previously been Opposition Chief Whip prior to the 2010 General Election.

List of British governments

This article lists successive British governments, also referred to as ministries, from the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707, continuing through the duration of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1922, and since then dealing with those of the present-day United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

List of MPs elected in the 2017 United Kingdom general election

The fifty-seventh Parliament of the United Kingdom is the legislature following the 2017 general election of Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. Parliament consists of the House of Lords and the elected House of Commons. The State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II was on 21 June 2017.

Each of Parliament's 650 constituencies returns one MP to the House of Commons. In the 2017 general election, 208 women were elected as MPs.

List of departures from the second May ministry

This is a list of resignations from the second government formed by Prime Minister Theresa May. Since forming a Conservative minority government on 11 June 2017, May has faced a significant number of front bench resignations. These have included 12 departures from the Cabinet, including two from the Great Offices of State. She has currently had 51 ministerial departures with 33 of these being resignations due to Brexit discord.

Mark Lancaster

Colonel John Mark Lancaster, (born 12 May 1970) is a British Conservative Party politician, who has served as Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes North since the seat's creation at the 2010 general election, having been Member of Parliament for the North East Milton Keynes constituency between 2005 and 2010. Since 13 June 2017, he has been Minister of State for the Armed Forces in the Second May ministry.

Initially appointed as the PPS to the Secretary of State for International Development, Lancaster was appointed Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury in September 2012. He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Personnel, and Veterans at the Ministry of Defence following the formation of the second Cameron ministry on 12 May 2015. He was reappointed by Theresa May on her becoming Prime Minister in June 2016 and had Reserves added to his portfolio, changing job title to Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel. He was promoted to Minister of State for the Armed Forces after the 2017 general election. He was appointed to the Privy Council in November 2017.

May ministry

May ministry may refer to:

First May ministry, the British government led by Theresa May from 2016 to 2017

Second May ministry, the British government led by Theresa May since 2017

Minister of State for the Armed Forces

The Minister of State for the Armed Forces is a high-ranking ministerial position, subordinate only to the Secretary of State for Defence, at the Ministry of Defence in Her Majesty's Government.

The post is currently held by Col Mark Lancaster, in the Second May ministry.

Paul Maynard

Paul Christopher Maynard (born 16 December 1975) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackpool North and Cleveleys. In May 2019, he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice in the Second May ministry.

Politics of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a unitary state with devolution that is governed within the framework of a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy in which the monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, is the head of state while the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, currently Theresa May, is the head of government. Executive power is exercised by the British government, on behalf of and by the consent of the monarch, as well as by the devolved governments of Scotland and Wales and the Northern Ireland Executive. Legislative power is vested in the two chambers of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as well as in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The highest court is the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

The UK political system is a multi-party system. Since the 1920s, the two dominant parties have been the Conservative Party and the Labour Party. Before the Labour Party rose in British politics, the Liberal Party was the other major political party, along with the Conservatives. While coalition and minority governments have been an occasional feature of parliamentary politics, the first-past-the-post electoral system used for general elections tends to maintain the dominance of these two parties, though each has in the past century relied upon a third party, such as the Liberal Democrats, to deliver a working majority in Parliament. A Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition government held office from 2010 until 2015, the first coalition since 1945. The coalition ended following parliamentary elections on 7 May 2015, in which the Conservative Party won an outright majority of 330 seats in the House of Commons, while their coalition partners lost all but eight seats.With the partition of Ireland, Northern Ireland received home rule in 1920, though civil unrest meant direct rule was restored in 1972. Support for nationalist parties in Scotland and Wales led to proposals for devolution in the 1970s, though only in the 1990s did devolution happen. Today, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each possess a legislature and executive, with devolution in Northern Ireland being conditional on participation in certain all-Ireland institutions. The UK government remains responsible for non-devolved matters and, in the case of Northern Ireland, co-operates with the government of the Republic of Ireland.

It is a matter of dispute as to whether increased autonomy and devolution of executive and legislative powers has contributed to the increase in support for independence. The principal Scottish pro-independence party, the Scottish National Party, became a minority government in 2007 and then went on to win an overall majority of MSPs at the 2011 Scottish parliament elections and forms the Scottish Government administration. A 2014 referendum on independence led to a rejection of the proposal but with 44.7% voting for it. In Northern Ireland, a smaller percentage vote for Irish nationalist parties. The largest, Sinn Féin, not only advocates Irish reunification, but its members also abstain from taking their elected seats in the Westminster parliament, as this would entail taking a pledge of allegiance to the British monarch.

The constitution of the United Kingdom is uncodified, being made up of constitutional conventions, statutes and other elements such as EU law. This system of government, known as the Westminster system, has been adopted by other countries, especially those that were formerly parts of the British Empire.

The United Kingdom is also responsible for several dependencies, which fall into two categories: the Crown dependencies, in the immediate vicinity of the UK, and British Overseas Territories, which originated as colonies of the British Empire.

The Economist Intelligence Unit rated the United Kingdom as a "full democracy" in 2017.

Prime Minister's Questions

Prime Minister's Questions (often abbreviated to PMQs and officially known as Questions to the Prime Minister, while colloquially known as Prime Minister's Question Time) is a constitutional convention in the United Kingdom, currently held as a single session every Wednesday at noon when the House of Commons is sitting, during which the Prime Minister spends around half an hour answering questions from Members of Parliament (MPs).

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