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WOMEN MINISTERS IN THE UK GOVERNMENT

This page lists all current women members of the government as at October 2010; offices of cabinet rank are marked with , and those who attend cabinet on occasion as non-members are marked with *. There are four women in David Cameron's 23-member cabinet (down from six under Gordon Brown and eight under Tony Blair). This is less than 20% of the cabinet, which compares poorly with many other European countries such as Spain (53%) or Sweden (50%).

Name

Office

Date

Theresa May (CON)

Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equalities

2010-date

Caroline Spelman (CON)

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2010-date

Cheryl Gillan (CON)

Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media & Sport; Secretary of State for Wales

2010-date

Baroness Warsi (CON)

Minister without Portfolio (Minister of State)

2010-date

Justine Greening (CON) Economic Secretary, HM Treasury
2010- date
Baroness Neville-Jones (CON) Minister for Security, Home Office
2010-date
Lynne Featherstone (LD) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, (jointly for Government Equalities Office and Home Office)
2010-date
Baroness Wilcox (CON) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
2010-date
Maria Miller (CON) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions
2010-date
Anne Milton (CON) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
2010-date
Sarah Teather (LD) Minister of State, Department for Education
2010-date
Baroness Hanham (CON) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
2010-date
Theresa Villiers (CON) Minister of State, Department for Transport
2010-date

 

 


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