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Election 2015: Prime Minister and ministerial appointments

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaking outside Number 10 Downing Street on 8 May 2015

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Following the 2015 general election, David Cameron has formed a government.

Cabinet ministers and those also attending Cabinet

  • The Rt Hon George Osborne MP becomes First Secretary of State and continues as Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • The Rt Hon Theresa May continues as Home Secretary
  • The Rt Hon Philip Hammond continues as Foreign Secretary
  • The Rt Hon Michael Fallon continues as Secretary of State for Defence
  • The Rt Hon Michael Gove becomes Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
  • The Rt Hon Chris Grayling becomes Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
  • The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan continues as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities
  • Mark Harper MP becomes Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
  • Baroness Stowell is promoted to Cabinet as Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
  • Amber Rudd MP becomes Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • Priti Patel MP becomes Minister of State (Minister for Employment) and attends Cabinet
  • Robert Halfon MP becomes Minister without Portfolio and attends Cabinet
  • The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP becomes Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • John Whittingdale MP becomes Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP continues as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP continues as Secretary of State for Transport
  • The Rt Hon Liz Truss continues as Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
  • Anna Soubry MP becomes Minister of State (Minister for Small Business) and attends Cabinet
  • The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP becomes Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government
  • The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP continues as Secretary of State for International Development
  • The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP continues as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP continues as Secretary of State for Health
  • The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP continues as Secretary of State for Wales
  • The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP becomes Chief Secretary to the Treasury and will attend Cabinet
  • The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP becomes Minister for Cabinet Office and Paymaster General (Minister for Efficiency & Civil Service Reform)
  • The Rt Hon David Mundell MP becomes Secretary of State for Scotland
  • The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP is promoted to Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in overall charge of Cabinet Office
  • The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC continues as Attorney General
  • Baroness Anelay continues as Minister of State at Foreign & Commonwealth Office and attends Cabinet

Other ministers

  • Ros Altmann becomes Minister of State (Minister for Pensions) at the Department for Work and Pensions
  • Mark Francois becomes Minister of State at Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Penny Mordaunt becomes Minister of State (Minister for the Armed Forces) at Ministry of Defence
  • The Rt Hon John Hayes is the new Minister of State for Security at the Home Office
  • Alistair Burt is the new Minister of State at the Department of Health
  • Jo Johnson becomes Minister of State (Minister for Universities and Science) at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Philip Dunne becomes Minister of State (Minister for Defence Procurement) at the Ministry of Defence
  • Ed Timpson becomes Minister of State at the Department for Education
  • Nick Boles continues as Minister of State at the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with additional responsibility for trade union and employment law
  • Andrea Leadsom becomes Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Anne Milton becomes Deputy Chief Whip (Treasurer of HM Household)
  • George Eustice becomes Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Harriett Baldwin becomes Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister)
  • The Rt Hon Francis Maude becomes Minister of State at the Foreign Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Therese Coffey becomes Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
  • The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP becomes a Minister of State at Department for International Development
  • Ben Gummer becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Health
  • Justin Tomlinson becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Disabled People) at the Department for Work and Pensions
  • Rory Stewart becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • James Wharton becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government with responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse
  • Marcus Jones becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government) at the Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Ben Wallace becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office
  • Andrew Jones becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport
  • Caroline Dinenage becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice and Minister for Equalities at the Department for Education
  • Mark Lancaster becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Defence (Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans)
  • John Penrose becomes Parliamentary Secretary at Cabinet Office
  • Damian Hinds becomes Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
  • Tracey Crouch becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Sport) at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Dominic Raab becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice

The Prime Minister’s speech

Read a transcript of the Prime Minister’s speech outside Downing Street.

Watch video of the Prime Minister speaking on his return to Number 10.

Published 8 May 2015
Last updated 14 May 2015 + full page history
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