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Minister for the Cabinet Office


Minister for the Cabinet Office

Minister for the Cabinet Office
Matthew Hancock

since 11 May 2015
Cabinet Office
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Elizabeth II

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, commonly referred to as the Cabinet Office Minister is a position in the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom. The post of Minister for the Cabinet Office is sometimes derided as the Minister for the Today programme.[1][2]


  • Ministers for the Cabinet Office 1
  • Shadow Ministers 2
    • Official Opposition 2.1
    • Scottish National Party 2.2
    • Liberal Democrats 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Ministers for the Cabinet Office

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
David Clark 2 May 1997 27 July 1998 Labour Tony Blair
Jack Cunningham 27 July 1998 11 October 1999 Labour
Mo Mowlam 11 October 1999 7 June 2001 Labour
Gus Macdonald 11 June 2001 13 June 2003 Labour
Douglas Alexander 13 June 2003 8 September 2004 Labour
Alan Milburn 8 September 2004 6 May 2005 Labour
John Hutton 6 May 2005 2 November 2005 Labour
Jim Murphy (acting) 5 November 2005 5 May 2006 Labour
Hilary Armstrong 5 May 2006 27 June 2007 Labour
Ed Miliband 27 June 2007 3 October 2008 Labour Gordon Brown
Liam Byrne 3 October 2008 5 June 2009 Labour
Tessa Jowell 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Francis Maude 12 May 2010 11 May 2015 Conservative David Cameron
Matthew Hancock 11 May 2015 Incumbent Conservative

Shadow Ministers

Official Opposition

Name Portrait Term of office Party Shadow Cabinet
Andrew Lansley 15 June 1999 18 September 2001 Conservative Hague
Tim Collins 18 September 2001 23 July 2002 Conservative Duncan Smith
Francis Maude 2 July 2007 11 May 2010 Conservative Cameron
Tessa Jowell 11 May 2010 8 October 2010 Labour Harman
Liam Byrne 8 October 2010 20 January 2011 Labour Miliband
Tessa Jowell 20 January 2011 7 October 2011 Labour
Jon Trickett 7 October 2011 7 October 2013 Labour
Michael Dugher 7 October 2013 5 November 2014 Labour
Lucy Powell 5 November 2014 14 September 2015 Labour
Tom Watson 14 September 2015 Incumbent Labour Corbyn

Scottish National Party

Name Portrait Term of office Frontbench team
Tommy Sheppard May 2015 – present Robertson

Liberal Democrats

Name Portrait Term of office Shadow Cabinet
Alan Beith bef. April 2003 aft. April 2003 Kennedy
Richard Allan bef. August 2003 aft. April 2004
David Heath April 2006 January 2006 Campbell
Norman Baker bef. July 2007 December 2007
Cable (LD)
Susan Kramer December 2007 May 2010 Clegg
May 2010–May 2015, the Liberal Democrats were in a coalition government, so did not have a shadow ministry
no appointment announced July 2015 present Farron


  1. ^ Brown, Colin (12 October 1999). "Mowlam's real job – minister for the Today programme". The Independent. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Kampfner, John (6 November 2000). "My life in spin city". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 

External links

  • Cabinet Office

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