Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs


The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, with particular focus on:

  • Policy Unit
  • Honours
  • intelligence policy
  • cyber-security

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Boris Johnson was appointed Foreign Secretary on 13 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in May 2015. Previously he was the MP for Henley from June 2001 to June 2008.

Previous holders of this role

Find out more about previous holders of this role in our past Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs section.


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