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The Cabinet

If you're a serious quizzer, and you're not all that interested in politics (oh – is that just me?) this section is a potential millstone around your neck. You feel you need to know it, and there's a lot of it to learn; and a lot of the names are just names. It's also subject to periodic "reshuffles", although the reshuffles are (fortunately) fairly infrequent.

You're unlikely to get asked about the first couple of rows – unless it's by a member of the medical profession who's concerned about your mental well–being. Otherwise, the higher up the page these posts appear, the more likely they are to come up.

So actually, I suppose, the problem for the serious quizzer who isn't all that interested in politics is how much of this to learn!

Position Incumbent Shadow
Prime Minister Click to show or hide the answer
Theresa May
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Jeremy Corbyn
First Lord of the Treasury  
Minister for the Civil Service  
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. David Lidington
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Angela Eagle
Minister for the Cabinet Office
Chancellor of the Exchequer Click to show or hide the answer
Philip Hammond
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John McDonnell
Second Lord of the Treasury  

There is currently no Deputy Prime Minister. The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party is Tom Watson.

The following posts are all Secretaries of State – except where one person holds two posts and only one of them is a Secretary of State, when the post that isn't a Secretary of State is in brackets.

Position Incumbent Shadow
Home Department Click to show or hide the answer
Amber Rudd
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Diane Abbott
Minister for Women and Equalities Click to show or hide the answer
Dawn Butler
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Click to show or hide the answer
Boris Johnson
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Emily Thornberry
Defence Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Michael Fallon
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Nia Griffith
Justice Click to show or hide the answer
Elizabeth Truss
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Richard Burgon
(Lord Chancellor)
Education Click to show or hide the answer
Justine Greening
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Angela Rayner
Minister for Women and Equalities Click to show or hide the answer
Sarah Champion
Exiting the European Union Click to show or hide the answer
David Davis
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Sir Kier Starmer
International Trade Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Liam Fox
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Barry Gardiner
(President of the Board of Trade)  
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Greg Clark
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Rebecca Long-Bailey
Health Click to show or hide the answer
Jeremy Hunt
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Jon Ashworth
Work and Pensions Click to show or hide the answer
Damian Green
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Debbie Abrahams
Transport Click to show or hide the answer
Chris Grayling
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Andy McDonald
Communities and Local Government Click to show or hide the answer
Sajid Javid
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Teresa Pearce
Scotland Click to show or hide the answer
David Mundell
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Dave Anderson
Wales Click to show or hide the answer
Alun Cairns
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Christina Rees
Northern Ireland Click to show or hide the answer
James Brokenshire
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Dave Anderson
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Click to show or hide the answer
Andrea Leadsom
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Sue Hayman
International Development Click to show or hide the answer
Priti Patel
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Kate Osamor
Culture, Media and Sport Click to show or hide the answer
Karen Bradley
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Tom Watson

The following are full members of the Cabinet, but don't have the title of Secretary of State:

Position Incumbent Shadow
Leader of the House of Commons Click to show or hide the answer
Andrea Leadsom
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Valerie Vaz
Lord President of the Council Click to show or hide the answer
Jon Trickett
Leader of the House of Lords Click to show or hide the answer
Baroness Evans
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Baroness Smith
Lord Privy Seal  

In the following table, the Government incumbents are not full members of the Cabinet but they do attend Cabinet meetings. The same applies on the Opposition side, except that John Healey is a full member of the Shadow Cabinet.

Position Incumbent Shadow
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Click to show or hide the answer
David Gauke
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Peter Dowd
Minister for the Cabinet Office Click to show or hide the answer
Ben Gummer
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Ian Lavery
Paymaster General  
Attorney General Click to show or hide the answer
Jeremy Wright
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Baroness Chakrabarti
Chief Whip in the House of Commons Click to show or hide the answer
Gavin Willliamson
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Nick Brown
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury  
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Patrick McLoughlin
 
Chairman of the Conservative Party (unpaid)
Chief Whip in the House of Lords   Click to show or hide the answer
Lord Bassam
Minister for Housing and Planning   Click to show or hide the answer
John Healey
Minister for Mental Health   Click to show or hide the answer
Barbara Keeley
Minister for Black and Minority Ethnic Communities   Click to show or hide the answer
Cat Smith
Minister Without Portfolio   Click to show or hide the answer
Andrew Gwynne

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