Press release

Resignations from government: 8 May 2015

The Queen has approved a number of resignations from government following the 2015 general election.

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The Queen has approved the following resignations from government:

Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council

  • Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

  • First Secretary of State, and Leader of the House of Commons – Rt Hon William Hague
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rt Hon Tom Brake MP and Assistant Government Whip

HM Treasury

  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Danny Alexander

Home Office

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone

Ministry of Justice

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Simon Hughes

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; and President of the Board of Trade – Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jo Swinson (jointly with the Department for Education)

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Steve Webb

Department of Health

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Stephen Williams

Department for Education

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon David Laws (jointly with the Cabinet Office)

Department for International Development

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Baroness Northover

Scotland Office

  • Secretary of State for Scotland – Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP

Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – Rt Hon Edward Davey

Department for Transport

  • Minister of State – Baroness Kramer

Wales Office

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Baroness Randerson

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Dan Rogerson

Office of the Advocate General for Scotland

  • Advocate General for Scotland – Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC (and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)

Whips – House of Commons

  • Deputy Chief Whip (Comptroller of HM Household) – Rt Hon Don Foster
  • Assistant Government Whip – Lorely Burt

Whips – House of Lords

  • Deputy Chief Whip (Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard) – Lord Newby OBE
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Garden of Frognal
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Jolly
  • Lord in Waiting – Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Read Election 2015: Prime Minister and ministerial appointments for updates on ministerial appointments.

Published 8 May 2015