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WOMEN MINISTERS IN THE UK GOVERNMENT

This page lists all current women members of the government as at July 2007; offices of cabinet rank are marked with , and those who attend cabinet as non-members are marked with *. There are five women in the 23-member cabinet (down from the record eight under Tony Blair) and 21 women junior ministers (up from the previous 18), about 30% of the total number.

Name

Office

Date

Jacqui Smith

Secretary of State for the Home Department

2007-date

Harriet Harman

Leader of the House of Commons, Minister for Women

2007-date

Ruth Kelly

Secretary of State for Transport

2007-date

Hazel Blears

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

2007-date

Baroness Ashton

Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council

2007-date

Baroness Scotland

Attorney General

2007-date

Vera Baird

Solicitor General

2007-date

Jane Kennedy

Financial Secretary to the Treasury

2007-date

Angela Eagle

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Exchequer Secretary)

2007-date

Kitty Ussher

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Economic Secretary)

2007-date

Meg Munn

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

2007-date

Meg Hillier

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office

2007-date

Dawn Primarolo

Minister of State, Department of Health

2007-date

Ann Keen

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Health

2007-date

Joan Ruddock

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

2007-date

Helen Goodman

Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

2007-date

Caroline Flint

Minister of State, Department for Work & Pensions and Minister for Yorkshire & the Humber

2007-date

Anne McGuire

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions

2007-date

Barbara Follett

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for the East of England

2007-date

Rosie Winterton

Minister of State, Department for Transport

2007-date

Yvette Cooper *

Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government ( Minister of Housing)

2005-date

Baroness Andrews

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

2006-date

Beverley Hughes

Minister of State, Department for Schools, Children and Families, and Minister for East of England

2007-date

Gillian Merron

Minister of State, Cabinet Office, and Minister for the East Midlands

2007-date

Tessa Jowell *

Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Minister for the Olympics and London), Paymaster General

2007-date

Margaret Hodge

Minister of State, Department of Culture, Media & Sport

2007-date

 

 

 


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