Cabinet of the United Kingdom

collective decision-making body of the British government

In the government of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a group of Ministers led and chosen by the Prime Minister. They are the main decision-makers in the British government. People in the cabinet have to be members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. There are currently 22 Cabinet positions in the government of the United Kingdom.

All of the current Cabinet members are also members of the governing Conservative Party.

Cabinet MinistersEdit

As of 6 September 2022:

 
Truss ministry
Incumbent Office(s) Department Took Office
Cabinet ministers
The Right Honourable
Liz Truss
MP for South West Norfolk
(born 1975)
Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Minister for the Union
Minister for the Civil Service
Cabinet Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Thérèse Coffey
MP for Suffolk Coastal
(born 1971)
Deputy Prime Minister
Secretary of State
for Health and Social Care
Cabinet Office
Department of Health and Social Care
6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Kwasi Kwarteng
MP for Spelthorne
(born 1975)
Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
James Cleverly
MP for Braintree
(born 1969)
Secretary of State
for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
Foreign Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Suella Braverman
MP for Fareham
(born 1980)
Secretary of State
for the Home Department
Home Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Brandon Lewis
MP for Great Yarmouth
(born 1971)
Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
Secretary of State
for Justice
Ministry of Justice 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Ben Wallace
MP for Wyre and Preston North
(born 1970)
Secretary of State
for Defence
Ministry of Defence 24 July 2019
(3 years ago)
 (2019-07-24)
The Right Honourable
Nadhim Zahawi
MP for Stratford-on-Avon
(born 1967)
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
Minister for Equalities
Cabinet Office Government Equalities Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Simon Clarke
MP for Middlesborough South and East Cleveland
(born 1984)
Secretary of State
for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Jacob Rees-Mogg
MP for North East Somerset
(born 1969)
Secretary of State
for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Alok Sharma
MP for Reading West
(born 1967)
President for COP26
Minister of State
at the Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office 8 January 2021
(20 months ago)
 (2021-01-08)
Kemi Badenoch
MP for Saffron Walden
(born 1980)
Secretary of State
for International Trade

President of the Board of Trade
Department for International Trade
UK Export Finance
6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
Chloe Smith
MP for Norwich North
(born 1982)
Secretary of State
for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Kit Malthouse
MP for North West Hampshire
(born 1966)
Secretary of State
for Education
Department for Education 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
Ranil Jayawardena
MP for North East Hampshire
(born 1986)
Secretary of State
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed
(born 1969)
Secretary of State
for Transport
Department for Transport 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Chris Heaton-Harris
MP for Daventry
(born 1967)
Secretary of State
for Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Alister Jack
MP for Dumfries and Galloway
(born 1963)
Secretary of State
for Scotland
Scotland Office 24 July 2019
(3 years ago)
 (2019-07-24)
The Right Honourable
Sir Robert Buckland
MP for South Swindon
(born 1968)
Secretary of State
for Wales
Wales Office 7 July 2022
(2 months ago)
 (2022-07-07)
The Right Honourable
Nicholas True
The Lord True

CBE
(born 1951)
Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
Office of the Leader of the House of Lords[n 1] 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Michelle Donelan
MP for Chippenham
(born 1984)
Secretary of State
for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Penny Mordaunt
MP for Portsmouth North
(born 1973)
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons[n 2] 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Jake Berry
MP for Rossendale and Darwen
(born 1978)
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Minister without Portfolio
Cabinet Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
Ministers who also attend Cabinet
Edward Argar
MP for Charnwood
(born 1977)
Minister for the Cabinet Office Paymaster General Cabinet Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
Wendy Morton
MP for Aldridge-Brownhills
(born 1967)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
(Government Chief Whip)
HM Treasury[n 3] 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
Chris Philp
MP for Croydon South
(born 1976)
Chief Secretary to the Treasury HM Treasury 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
The Right Honourable
Michael Ellis
MP for Northampton North
(born 1967)
Attorney General for England and Wales
Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Attorney General's Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
Vicky Ford
MP for Chelmsford
(born 1967)
Minister of State for Development Foreign Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
Tom Tugendhat
MBE
MP for Tonbridge and Malling

(born 1973)
Minister of State for Security Home Office 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)
James Heappey
MP for Wells
(born 1981)
Minister of State for the Armed Forces and Veterans Ministry of Defence 13 February 2020
(2 years ago)
 (2020-02-13)[n 4]
Graham Stuart
MP for Beverley and Holderness
(born 1962)
Minister of State for Climate Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 6 September 2022
(16 days ago)
 (2022-09-06)

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Office of the Leader of the House of Lords is a ministerial department of the Cabinet Office.
  2. The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons is a ministerial department of the Cabinet Office.
  3. Technically a part of the Treasury, but de facto a part of a semi-independent whips office supported by the Cabinet Office
  4. Member of Cabinet since 6 September 2022