Home Secretary

United Kingdom government cabinet minister

The home secretary in the United Kingdom is an important minister of the British Government. Since 19 October 2022, the office has been held by Grant Shapps. He is responsible for immigration, the police and other matters relating to the safety of the United Kingdom.

Secretary of State
for the Home Department
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Incumbent
Suella Braverman

since 25 October 2022 (2022-10-25)
Home Office
StyleHome Secretary
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(UK and the Commonwealth)
StatusGreat Office of State
Member ofCabinet
Privy Council
National Security Council
Reports toThe prime minister
SeatWestminster
AppointerThe Crown
on advice of the prime minister
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation27 March 1782
First holderEarl of Shelburne
Websitewww.gov.uk

The shadow home secretary is Yvette Cooper.