Ministerial role

Minister for Equalities


The Minister for Equalities has overall responsibility for:

  • policy on sexual orientation and transgender equality
  • cross-government equality strategy and legislation

Before June 2017, this role was covered by the Minister for Women and Equalities.

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

Nick Gibb was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 15 July 2014. He was elected Conservative MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in 1997.


Nick went to school in Maidstone, Leeds and Wakefield before going on to study law at Durham University. He was formerly a chartered accountant specialising in corporate taxation with KPMG.

Political career

He served as Shadow Minister for Schools from 2005 until 2010, and as Minister of State for Schools from May 2010 until September 2012.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Caroline Dinenage MP

    • 2015 to 2015
  2. The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

    • 2014 to 2014


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