And so a new chapter has opened in the history of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Last night, Her Majesty The Queen invited The Right Honourable David Cameron MP, Leader of the Conservative Party to form a government following the resignation of The Right Honourable Gordon Brown MP as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.
At the time it was not know whether Mr Cameron would form a minority government or a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. Of course, since then we have learnt that it is the first coalition government at Westminster for seventy years.
The agreement can be read here.
At present Her Majesty’s Government consists of:
Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Deputy Prime Minister
The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The Rt Hon William Hague MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Secretary of State for Defence
Dr Liam Fox MP
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP
The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equality
Theresa May MP
Secretary of State for Health
Andrew Lansley CBE MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
David Laws MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Dr Vince Cable MP
Secretary of State for Education
Michael Gove MP
I wonder who will be appointed as HM Secretary of State for Northern Ireland? Owen Paterson?