Out with the old cabinet, in with the new
12 May 2010
Aside from David Cameron as Prime Minister and Nick Clegg as his deputy (with responsibility for political reform), the government has already confirmed that George Osborne is the new Chancellor with Vince Cable as Business Secretary with responsibility for banks.
William Hague is Foreign Secretary, Liam Fox is Defence Secretary and Andrew Lansley is Health Secretary. Danny Alexander is Scottish Secretary.
At the same time, Theresa May becomes Home secretary and minister for women and equality, Ken Clarke becomes Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Eric Pickles is Communities and Local Government Secretary, Jeremy Hunt is Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Secretary, Chris Huhne becomes Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith is the new Work and Pensions Secretary, David Laws becomes chief secretary to the Treasury, Michael Gove becomes Education Secretary, Dominic Grieve is the new Attorney General, Baroness Warsi is to become Conservative Party chairman, and Patrick McLoughlin is the government chief whip.
Philip Hammond is Transport Secretary, Cheryl Gillan is Welsh Secretary, Caroline Spelman is Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson is Northern Ireland secretary, Andrew Mitchell is International Development Secretary, Sir George Young is leader of the Commons, Lord Strathclyde is leader of the Lords, Francis Maude is Cabinet Office minister, David Willetts is higher education minister and Oliver Letwin is the Prime Minister's policy adviser.
In all, around 20 Liberal Democrats are expected to get jobs in the new government, with four taking Cabinet posts.The full list of cabinet posts will be listed here as soon as it becomes available so keep checking back.