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In the government of the United Kingdom, the Cabinet is a group of 22 people led and chosen by the Prime Minister who 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.

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

Cabinet Ministers

As of 24 July 2019:

Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister

First Lord of the Treasury

Minister for the Civil Service

Boris Johnson MP 2019–present
Chancellor of the Exchequer

Second Lord of the Treasury

Sajid Javid MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for the Home Department Priti Patel MP 2019–present
Foreign Secretary First Secretary of State Dominic Raab MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace MP 2019–present
Lord Chancellor

Secretary of State for Justice

Robert Buckland QC MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matthew Hancock MP 2018–present
Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson CBE MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for International Trade

President of the Board of Trade

Elizabeth Truss MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrea Leadsom MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Theresa Villiers MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for International Development Alok Sharma MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nicky Morgan MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Minister for Women and Equalities

Amber Rudd MP 2018–present

2019–present

Leader of the House of Lords

Lord Privy Seal

Natalie Evans, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park PC 2016–present
Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack MP 2019–present
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns MP 2016–present
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith MP 2019–present
Conservative Party Chair

Minister without Portfolio

James Cleverly MP 2019–present
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP 2019–present
Also attending cabinet meetings
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak MP 2019–present
Lord President of the Council

Leader of the House of Commons

Jacob Ress-Moog MP 2019–present
Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Mark Spencer MP 2019–present
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP 2018–present
Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Education Jo Johnson MP 2019–present
Minister of State for the Home Department Brandon Lewis MP 2019–present
Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng MP 2019–present
Minister for the Cabinet Office

Paymaster-General

Oliver Dowden CBE MP 2019–present
Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Esther McVey MP 2019–present

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