Ministerial office holders in the 2015 and 2017 Conservative GovernmentsJump to full report >>
This list notes ministerial office holders since the 2015 General Election. It is updated following any changes announced by the Government. Current lists of ministers, shadow ministers and opposition spokespeople can be found on the Parliament website.
David Cameron announced senior government appointments on 8 May 2015 with junior ministerial appointments over the following days. Some ministers carried on in post from the 2010 Coalition Government therefore their start date pre-date the 2015 General Election.
Following David Cameron’s resignation on 25 June 2016, Theresa May became Leader of the Conservative Party after two ballots and the withdrawal of the remaining candidate. See the Commons briefing on Leadership Elections: Conservative Party for details. Following her appointment on 13 May 2016, Theresa May announced a series of ministerial changes
The Commons briefing paper on limitations on the number of Ministers and the size of the payroll vote sets out the statutory limits that apply to ministerial appointments and the number of ministers sitting in the House of Commons. It includes statistics on the number of ministers in each Parliament since 1979.
Further information on Ministers is available on the Ministers’ topic page on the Parliament website which contains links to briefings produced by the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and Select Committee reports.
Previous posts held by Conservative Ministers in the 2010 coalition Government can be found in: Ministers in the Coalition Government: 2010 – 2015.
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