Current lists of ministers, shadow ministers and opposition spokespeople can be found on the Parliament website.

David Cameron’s Administration

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.

Theresa May’s Administration

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.

Boris Johnson’s administration

on 24 May 2019, Theresa May announced her intention to stand down as leader of the Conservative Party. Following ballots among MPs, Conservative party members voted on two candidates. Boris Johnson was elected as the Leader of the Conservative Party on 23 July 2019. The following day Mrs May went to Buckingham Palace to resign and shortly afterwards, Mr Johnson also went to the Palace and was asked to form a government.

Further information

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.

Previous posts held by Conservative Ministers in the 2010 coalition Government can be found in: Ministers in the Coalition Government: 2010–2015.

The Commons Library Briefing Paper on Prime Ministers lists Prime Ministers since 1721. It also provides information on changes of Prime Ministers between elections since 1900.

Parliament: facts and figures

This series of publications contains data on various subjects relating to Parliament and Government. Topics include legislation, MPs, select committees, debates, divisions and Parliamentary procedure.

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