Ministerial role

First Secretary of State


  • Advising the Prime Minister on developing and implementing Government policy
  • Driving forward government business and implementation including through chairing and deputy chairing cabinet committees and taskforces
  • Overseeing devolution consequences of EU exit
  • Overseeing constitutional affairs and maintaining the integrity of the Union
  • Oversight of all Cabinet Office policies

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Damian Green MP

    • 2017 to 2017
  2. The Rt Hon George Osborne

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. The Rt Hon William Hague

    • 2010 to 2015


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  1. Governments agree a way forward on EU powers

    • Press release
  2. Real progress on Brexit talks says First Secretary

    • Press release
  3. First Secretary encouraged by constructive Cardiff talks

    • Press release
  4. UK and Welsh Governments meet to advance Brexit talks

    • Press release
  5. Government to set out proposals to reform care and support

    • Press release
  6. First Secretary salutes RAF Lossiemouth contribution to UK Defence

    • News story
  7. New stats reveal veterans’ contribution to society, as Ministerial Board steps up support to Armed Forces

    • News story
  8. First Secretary Meets the Elders to Discuss Global Issues

    • Press release
  9. Government celebrates cyber security successes in Manchester

    • Press release
  10. First anniversary of the National Cyber Security Strategy

    • Speech