Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


The Deputy Prime Minister (or DPM) is the second high ranking member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

Nick Clegg was the Deputy Prime Minister from 2010-2015 and is the last person to have this title

Unlike other countries, the position of Deputy Prime Minister is not always needed. Because of this there is not always a sitting Deputy Prime Minister. This means that it is up to the Prime Minister to choose whether or not he/she wants to have a deputy. The position was created in 1942 and Clement Attlee was the first Deputy Prime Minister. There has been no Deputy Prime Minister since 2015. The last person to hold this post was Nick Clegg.[1]

List of Deputy Prime MinistersEdit