The new cabinet: the full list

A full list of David Cameron's new ministerial line-up.

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service - David Cameron

Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council - Nick Clegg

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - William Hague

Chancellor of the Exchequer - George Osborne

Chief Secretary to the Treasury - Danny Alexander

Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice - Chris Grayling

Secretary of State for the Home Department - Theresa May

Secretary of State for Defence - Philip Hammond

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills - Vince Cable

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - Iain Duncan Smith

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change - Edward Davey

Secretary of State for Health - Jeremy Hunt

Secretary of State for Education - Michael Gove

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government - Eric Pickles

Secretary of State for Transport - Patrick McLoughlin

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Owen Paterson

Secretary of State for International Development - Justine Greening

Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; and Minister for Women and Equalities - Maria Miller

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - Theresa Villiers

Secretary of State for Scotland - Michael Moore

Secretary of State for Wales - David Jones

Minister without Portfolio - Ken Clarke

Minister without Portfolio - Grant Shapps

Leader of the House of Lords, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster - Lord Strathclyde

Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal - Andrew Lansley

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General - Francis Maude

Attorney General – Dominic Grieve

Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) - Andrew Mitchell

Jeremy Hunt was promoted from Culture Secretary to Health Secretary in David Cameron's first major cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Getty Images.
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Commons Confidential: Fearing the Wigan warrior

An electoral clash, select committee elections as speed dating, and Ed Miliband’s political convalescence.

Members of Labour’s disconsolate majority, sitting in tight knots in the tearoom as the MP with the best maths skills calculates who will survive and who will die, based on the latest bad poll, observe that Jeremy Corbyn has never been so loyal to the party leadership. The past 13 months, one told me, have been the Islington rebel’s longest spell without voting against Labour. The MP was contradicted by a colleague who argued that, in voting against Trident renewal, Corbyn had defied party policy. There is Labour chatter that an early general election would be a mercy killing if it put the party out of its misery and removed Corbyn next year. In 2020, it is judged, defeat will be inevitable.

The next London mayoral contest is scheduled for the same date as a 2020 election: 7 May. Sadiq Khan’s people whisper that when they mentioned the clash to ministers, they were assured it won’t happen. They are uncertain whether this indicates that the mayoral contest will be moved, or that there will be an early general election. Intriguing.

An unguarded retort from the peer Jim O’Neill seems to confirm that a dispute over the so-called Northern Powerhouse triggered his walkout from the Treasury last month. O’Neill, a fanboy of George Osborne and a former Goldman Sachs chief economist, gave no reason when he quit Theresa May’s government and resigned the Tory whip in the Lords. He joined the dots publicly when the Resolution Foundation’s director, Torsten Bell, queried the northern project. “Are you related to the PM?” shot back the Mancunian O’Neill. It’s the way he tells ’em.

Talk has quietened in Westminster Labour ranks of a formal challenge to Corbyn since this year’s attempt backfired, but the Tories fear Lisa Nandy, should the leader fall under a solar-powered ecotruck selling recycled organic knitwear.

The Wigan warrior is enjoying favourable reviews for her forensic examination of the troubled inquiry into historic child sex abuse. After Nandy put May on the spot, the Tory three-piece suit Alec Shelbrooke was overheard muttering: “I hope she never runs for leader.” Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan, the Thelma and Louise of Tory opposition to Mayhem, were observed nodding in agreement.

Select committee elections are like speed dating. “Who are you?” inquired Labour’s Kevan Jones (Granite Central)of a stranger seeking his vote. She explained that she was Victoria Borwick, the Tory MP for Kensington, but that didn’t help. “This is the first time you’ve spoken to me,” Jones continued, “so the answer’s no.” The aloof Borwick lost, by the way.

Ed Miliband is joining Labour’s relaunched Tribune Group of MPs to continue his political convalescence. Next stop: the shadow cabinet?

Kevin Maguire is Associate Editor (Politics) on the Daily Mirror and author of our Commons Confidential column on the high politics and low life in Westminster. An award-winning journalist, he is in frequent demand on television and radio and co-authored a book on great parliamentary scandals. He was formerly Chief Reporter on the Guardian and Labour Correspondent on the Daily Telegraph.

This article first appeared in the 27 October 2016 issue of the New Statesman, American Rage