The new cabinet: who’s made it in?
All the new cabinet posts as they come in.
Britain has its first coalition government since 1945 and the Liberal Democrats are expected to secure five posts in the cabinet. Here are the confirmed posts, along with a few rumours. I'll update this throughout the day as appointments are made.
It's notable that, as things stand, we have an all-male cabinet.
UPDATE: We've got a woman! Theresa May will become the second-ever female home secretary. After many criticised the conspicuous lack of women in cabinet, David Cameron obviously felt he had to hand one of the great offices of state to her. No surprise to see that the serial gaffster Chris Grayling has been dropped.
After strong rumours that he would run the Home Office, it looks like Michael Gove will become schools secretary after all. Ken Clarke has lost Business to Vince Cable and will now serve as justice secretary.
UPDATE: The BBC is reporting that Iain Duncan Smith will be appointed as work and pensions secretary. His work at the Centre for Social Justice makes him a natural for the role. Also worth noting that, with William Hague becoming foreign secretary, we could end up with two former Tory leaders in the cabinet.
UPDATE: David Laws has been named chief secetary to the Treasury. That leaves Philip Hammond without a job, as things stand.
UPDATE: I was right about Grayling not making it into the cabinet, but he has been named deputy to Iain Duncan Smith at the Department for Work and Pensions.
Prime Minister: David Cameron
Deputy Prime Minister: Nick Clegg
First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary: William Hague
Chancellor of the Exchequer: George Osborne
Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary: Ken Clarke
Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality: Theresa May
Defence Secretary: Liam Fox
Business Secretary: Vince Cable
Work and Pensions Secretary: Iain Duncan Smith
Energy and Climate Change Secretary: Chris Huhne
Health Secretary: Andrew Lansley
Schools Secretary: Michael Gove
Communities Secretary: Eric Pickles
Transport Secretary: Philip Hammond
Environment Secretary: Caroline Spelman
International Development Secretary: Andrew Mitchell
Northern Ireland Secretary: Owen Paterson
Scottish Secretary: Danny Alexander
Welsh Secretary: Cheryl Gillan
Culture Secretary: Jeremy Hunt
Chief Secretary to the Treasury: David Laws
Leader of the House of Lords: Lord Strathclyde
Minister without Portfolio: Baroness Warsi