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Cabinet Members and other high officials are members of the Privy Council of the Queen for life and thereafter styled (The) Rt. Hon.

See also United Kingdoms Cabinet
and British Parliamentary Private Secretaries

1837-1901 Victoria, By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith (20.6.1837 - 22.1.1901)
1876-1901 Empress of India (28.4.1876-22.1.1901)
She was also Princess of Hanover and Duchess of Braunshweig-Lüneburg, her titles included the role of Sovereign of The Channel Islands and Lord of Mann, She succeeded her uncle, mother of 9 children. She lived (1818-1901).

1924 Parliamentary Secretary of State of Labour Margaret Bondsfield
1929-31 Minister of Employment (In the Cabinet)
Chairperson of the Trade Union Conference 1923, MP 1923-31. She lived (1873-1953).

1924-29 Parliamentary Secretary to Board of Education The Duchess of Atholl
Dame Katherine M. Stewart-Murray was active in Scottish social service and local government and Conservative Member of Parliament 1923-38. She was married to The 8th Duke of Atholl, John George Stewart-Murray (1879-1957), son of the 7th duke and a MP until he succeeded his brother as Duke in 1917. They had no children and he was succeeded by a kinsman. She lived (1874-1960).

1929-31 Parliamentary Secretary of Health Susan Lawrence
Member of London School Board from 1900 and 4 years later co-opted to the Education Committee of the London City Council, MP 1923-44. Chairperson of Labour 1923, and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Board of Education 1924. She lived (1871-1947).

1939-44 Minister for Economic Warfare Ester Boothroyd
Civil servant as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Economy 1965-67, Assistant Under-Secretary of State of Economy 1967-69 and Under-Secretary of the Treasury 1969-75.

1939 Parliamentary Secretary of Food Florence Horsburgh
1940-45 Parliamentary Secretary of Health
1945 Parliamentary Secretary of Food
1951-54 Minister of Education (Cabinet Minister 1953-54)
Conservative MP  1931-45and 1950-59, created Baroness Horsburgh, of Horsburgh in the County of Peebles in 1959. She lived (1889-1969).

1940 Parliamentary Secretary of Pensions Ellen Cicely Wilkinson
1940-45 Secretary of State of Home Security
1945-47(†) Minister of Education (Cabinet Member)
She had been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministry of Health 1929-31 and was Chairperson of Labour 1945. She lived (1891-1947).

1945(†) Parliamentary Secretary of Education Thelma Cazalet-Kein
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Board of Education 1937-40. She lived (1899-1945).

1945-50 Parliamentary Secretary of Food  Dr. Edith Summerskill
1950-51 Minister of National Insurance (Unemployment Insurance)
Chairperson of Labour 1954-55, 1961 Created Baroness Summerskill, of Kenwood in the County of London. She lived (1900-80).

1945-46 Parliamentary Secretary of Pensions Jennie Laurel Adamson
Chairperson of Labour 1936 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Pensions 1945-46.
Member of the London County Council (1928-31) and Labour MP 1938-46, married to the MP William Adamson, and lived (1882-1962).

1950-51 Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret McCrovie Herbison
1963-67 Minister of Pensions and National Insurance
1963-67 Minister of State of Social Security
1970 Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Kirk (Representative of the Queen)
Chairperson of Labour 1957. She lived (1908-97).

1951-57 Parliamentary Secretary of Health Dame Patricia Margaret Hornsby-Smith
1957-59 Under-Secretary of State of Home Office
1959-61 Parliamentary Secretary of State of Pensions and National Insurance
Created Baroness Hornby-Smith, of Chislehurst in the County of Kent in 1974. She lived (1914-85).

1952- Elizabeth the Second, By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith (6.2-)
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is also Sovereign of the Channel Islands and Lord of the Isle of Man. From 1952-53 her official title was By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith. Today she is Queen of 16 other countries a number which has fluctuated quite a lot. She is married to Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, who became a British citizen and took the name of his maternal uncle, Mountbatten, before their marriage in 1947. Afterwards Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of UK. She is mother of four children. (b. 1926-).

1955-57 Parliamentary Secretary of Pensions and National Insurance Edith Pitt
1959-61 Parliamentary Secretary of Health
Conservative MP from 1953 till her death. She lived (1906-66).

1957-58 Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of The Home Office Dame Mervyn Parnicott Pike
1959-63 Assistant Postmaster General 
1963-64 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Home Office
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Home Office 1958-59, and created Baroness Pike, of Melton in the County of Leicestershire in 1974. (b. 1918- ).

1961-64 Joint Parliamentary Secretary of Pensions and National Insurance Margaret Thatcher
1970-74 Secretary of State of Education
1975-79 Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition (The Rt. Hon.)
1979-90 Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister of the Civil Service (5.5.79-28.11.90)
MP 1959-90, 1974 Shadow Minister of Environment and Housing, 1974-75, Shadow Special Minister of Finance and Public Expenditure, 1975-90 Leader of The Conservative Party, Head of the European Communities Presidency - President of the European Council 1981 and 1986, she was President of the Group of Seven, G-7 all of 1984. She was Created Baroness Thatcher, of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire in 1992.
She lived (1925-2013).

1962-64 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Scottish Office 
1970-72 Minister of State of Scottish Office
1972-74 Minister of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office The Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie
Principal Deputy Chairperson of Committees of the House of Lords (1. Deputy Speaker) 1974-78 (†), Deputy Chairperson of the European Parliament 1974-77. Lady Patricia Fortescue Buchan was created Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie, of Potterton in the County of Aberdeen in 1970. She was married to the 2. Baron of Tweedsmuir, John Buchan, but their 2 daughters were not heiresses to father’s title. She lived (1911-78).

1964-65 Minister of Overseas Development Barbara Castle
1965-68 Minister of Transport
1968-70 First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity (Third in Cabinet)
1974-76 Secretary of State of Social Security and Health
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade 1945-51, Vice-Chairperson 1957-58 and Chairperson of Labour 1958-59, 1961 Leadership Candidate, Vice-President of the Socialist Group of the European Parliament 1985-89, Created Baroness Castle of Blackburn, of Ibstone in the County of Buckinghamshire in 1989 and has remained a very active member of the House of Lords until her death. She lived (1910-2002).

1964-67 Minister of State of Home Office (Lady) Alice Bacon
1967-70 Minister of State of Education and Science
Chairperson of Labour 1951, Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in 1974, and was created Baroness Bacon, of the City of Leeds and of Normanton in the West Riding of the County of York in 1970. She lived (1910-93).

1964-66 Parliamentary Secretary of State for Colonies Eirene Lloyd White
1966-67 Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1967-70 Minister of State for Wales
Chairperson of Labour 1969, 1980-83 1. Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords as The Baroness White, of Rhymney in the County of Monmouth. (Created 1970) and Chairperson of Select Committee on the European Communities. She lived (1909-99).

1964-66 Under-Secretary of the Scottish Office Judith Hart
1966-67 Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1967-67 Minister of Social Affairs
1968-69 Paymaster General
1969-70 Minister of Overseas Development (In Cabinet)
1974-75 Minister of Overseas Development
1977-79 Minister of Overseas Development (In Cabinet)
Chairperson of Labour 1981-82 (and created Dame), Sometime Vice-President of the General Assembly of The United Nations and created Baroness Hart of South Lanark, of Lanark in the County of Lanark in 1987. She lived (1924-91).

1964-65 Parliamentary Secretary of Public Buildings and Works in charge of Arts Jennie Lee
1965-67 Under-Secretary of Education and Science in charge of Arts
1967-70 Minister of State of Education and Science in charge of Arts
MP 1929-31, 1933-35 and 1945-70, Chairperson of Labour 1967-68, Created Baroness Lee of Asheridge, of the City of Westminster in 1970. Married to Labour Minister Aneurin Bevan, and lived (1904-88).

1964-66 Junior Lord of the Treasury, Government Whip Hariet Slater
First female government whip (Labour) in the House of Commons.

1965-70 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Phillips
Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London 1978-85. She was the first female government whip in the House of Lords, and mother of Gwyneth Dunwoody. Norah Philips was created Baroness Philips, of Fulhalm in 1964. She lived (1910-92).

1966-67 Parliamentary Secretary of Labour Shirley Williams
1967-68 Parliamentary Secretary of Technology
1969-70 Minister of State of Home Office
1974-76 Secretary of State of Prize and Consumer’s Affairs (In Cabinet)
1976-79 Paymaster General and Secretary of State of Education (In Cabinet)
She had been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Health 1964-66, Shadow Home Secretary 1971-73, Labour Leadership-Candidate 1976, 1982-87 President of Social Democratic Party and afterwards a leading member of the Liberal Democrats after the merger of SDP with the Liberal Party and Leader of the Liberal Peers in the House of Lords 2001-04. Shirley Vívian Teresa Brittain Catlin Williams was created Baroness Williams of Crosby, of Stevenage in the County of Hertfordshire 1993. (b. 1930- ).

1967-70 Parliamentary Secretary to Board of Trade Gwyneth P. Dunwoody
Local Councillor 1963-66, Labour MP 1966-74 and 1974-2008, Member of the European Parliament 1974-79, Candidate for the Deputy Leadership of Labour 1983, Since 1992 Member of Speaker’s Panel of Chairmen in the House of Commons and 2000 candidate for the post of Speaker of the House. She was daughter of Baroness Phillips, Baroness in Waiting and Lord Lieutenant of London. Her daughter,
Tamsin Dunwoody-Kneafsey, was a Deputy Minister in Wales 2005-07. Gwyneth lived (1930-2008).

1969-70 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Education and Science Joan Lestor
1974-76 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1975-76 Minister of State of Education and Science
Created Baroness Lestor Eccles, of Tooting Bec in the London Borough of Wandsworth in 1997. She lived (1931-98)

1968-69 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Serota
1969-70 Chief Whip in House of Lords and Minister of State of Health and Social Security
 Principal Deputy Chairperson of the Committees of the House of Lords (Deputy Speaker) and Chairperson of the European Select Committee 1986-92. Dame Beatrice Nancy Serota was created Baroness Serota, of Hampstead in Greater London in 1967. She lived (1919-2002).

1969-70 Baroness in Waiting The Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe
1974-79 Captain of The Gentlemen at Arms, Chief Government Whip in House of Lords
1975-97(†)Privy Councillor (The Rt. Hon.)
Chief Whip of the Opposition (Labour) 1979-82, Deputy Chief Opposition Whip, 1973-74 Chief Opposition Whip 1972-73, Principal Deputy Chairperson of Committees (1.Deputy Speaker) 1983-86, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords 1987-97 (†)
Annie Patricia Llewelyn-Davies was created Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, of Hastoe in the County of Hertfordshire in 1967, and lived (1915-97).

1972-74 and 1981-86 Parliamentary Secretary of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foods Dame Peggy E. Fenner
Conservative MP 1970-97 and Member of the European Parliament 1974-75. (b. 1922-).

1972-73 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Young
1973-74 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment
1978-79 Baroness-in-Waiting
1979-81 Minister of State of Education and Science
1981-83 Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal and  Leader of The House of Lords (In Cabinet) (Rt. Hon)
1981 Minister in Charge of the Civil Service
1981-83 Minister in Management and Personnel Office
1981-82 Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1983-87 Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Vice-Chairperson of the Conservative Party 1973-83, from 1987 Director in WestMinister’s National Bank, 1992 Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. Janet Young was created Baroness Young, of Farnworth in the County Palatine of Lancaster. in 1971, and lived (1926-2002).

1974 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Birk
1974-79 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment
1979 Minister of State of Privy Council Office
Alma Birk was created Baroness Birk, of Regent's Park in 1967. She lived (1921-96).

1974-79 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office Shirley Summerskill
She might have been Under-secretary in the home office. Her mother, Edith Summerskill, was Minister 1945-51. (b. 1931-)

1974-75 Assistant Government Whip Betty Boothroyd
Member of the Speaker’s Panel of Chairmen 1979-87, Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chair of Ways and Means) 1987-92, The 155th Speaker of the House of Commons (The Rt. Hon) 1992-2000, and created Baroness Boothroyd, of Sandwell in the County of West Midlands in 2000. (b. 1929- ).

1974-75 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Steadman
1975-78 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment
Whip 1982-86, Chief Whip of the Liberal Party 1986-88, Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the House of Lords 1988- 91, Cross-bench 1992(Independent). Phyllis Steadman was created Baroness Steadman, of Longthorpe, of Longthorpe in the City of Peterborough in 1974. She lived (1916-96).

1975-76 Assistant Government Whip Margaret Jackson Beckett
1976-79 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Education
1993- Privy Councillor  (The Rt. Hon.)
1994 Acting Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition and Leader of Labour
1997-98 President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
1998-2001 President of the Council and Leader of The House of Commons, Deputy Government Spokesperson and Minister in charge of the Millennium Bug
2001-06 Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
2006-07 Secretary of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
2008-09
Minister of State for Housing in Department for Communities and Local Government (Attending Cabinet) (Deputy to the Secretary of State)
Labour MP 1974-79 and again from 1982, she was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Overseas Development 1974-75, Deputy Leader of Labour 1992-94, Acting leader after the death of John Smith, and she was a candidate for both the Leadership and the Deputy Leadership of Labour. She had various Posts in the Labour Shadow Cabinets 1989-97. Candidate for the post of Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009 and considered the favourite but withdrew from the contest after finishing third in the two first rounds of voting. Title of Dame from 2012. (b. 1943-).

1977-79 Assistant Government Whip Ann Taylor
1997-98 President of the Council and Leader of The House of Commons (In the Cabinet)
1998-2001 Chief Whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
2007-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Defence (Minister for Defence Equipment and Support)
2009-10 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Labour MP 1974-2005, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Science 1975-76 and to the Secretary of State for Defence 1976-77, and had a number of Shadow Cabinet posts. As Leader of the House of Commons her full title was Lord President of Her Majesty The Queen’s Privy Council. Created Baroness Taylor of Bolton, of Bolton in the County of Greater Manchester 2005. (b. 1947-)
.

1978-79 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness David
1979-83 Opposition Whip
1983-87 Deputy Chief Whip
Nora Ratcliff David was created Baroness David , of Romsey in the City of Cambridge in 1978. She lived (1913-2009).

1979-82 Minister of State of Trade for Consumer's Affairs Dame Sally Oppenheim-Barnes
1979- Privy Councillor 
Chairperson of the Conservative Party 1973-74, Created Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, of Gloucester in the County of Gloucestershire in 1989. (b. 1930-).

1979-82 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Security Lynda Chalker
1982-83 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Transport
1983-96 Minister of State of Transport
1986-89 Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Deputy to the Foreign Secretary with responsibility for the Common Market, Western Europe, Trade and Economic Relations, African Commonwealth and Personnel Matters)
1987- Privy Councillor 
1989-97 First Minister of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of Overseas Development
Created Chalker of Wallasey, of Leigh-on-Sea in the County of Essex 1992 (b. 1937- ).

1983-85 Baroness in Waiting The Baroness Trumpington of Sandwich
1985-87 Minister of State of Health and Social Security
1987-92 Minister of State of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foods
1992-97 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) and Privy Councillor  (The Rt. Hon.)
1998- Extra Baroness in Waiting to HM The Queen
Lady Mayor of Cambridge 1971-72. Jean Alys Barker was created Baroness Trumpington, of Sandwich in the County of Kent in 1980. (b.1922- ).

1985-86 Parliamentary Secretary of Environment Virginia Bottomley
1986-87 Minister of Overseas Development in Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1987-88 Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1988 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1988-89 Minister of State of Environment
1989-92 Minister of State of Health
1992-95 Secretary of State of Health (Rt. Hon.)
1995-97 Secretary of State of National Heritage (Cultural Affairs) 
Conservative MP 1984-2005, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Education and Science (1985-86), to the Minister of Overseas Development (1986-87) and to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1987-88). Later she had posts in the Conservative Shadow Cabinets 1997-99 and Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey from 2006. Her aunt, Peggy Jay (1913-2008) was a Labour Member of the Greater London Council 1934-67 and her cousin's ex-wife is Margaret Jay, a former Minister. Her full name is Virgina Hilda Brunette Maxwell Garnett Bottomley, and was created
Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, of St Helens in the County of Isle of Wight in 2005. (b. 1948-).

1985-86 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment Angela Rumbold
1986-90 Minister of State of Education and Science (Deputy for the Secretary of State)
1990-92 Minister of State of the Home Office (Deputy for the Secretary of State)
1991-2010 Privy Councillor 
Conservative MP 1982-97, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary 1983-85 and sometime Deputy Chairperson of the Conservative Party and created Dame 1992. She lived (1933-2010).

1985 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Cox
Deputy Speaker of House of Lords since 1986, Caroline Anne Cox was created Baroness Cox of Queensbury in 1982. (b. 1937- ).

1985-87 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Hooper
1987-88 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Education and Science
1988-89 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment and Energy
1989-92 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Housing
Deputy Chief Whip of the European Democratic Group 1985, since 1993 Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Gloria Hooper was created Baroness Hooper, of Liverpool and St James’s in 1985. (b. 1939- ).

1986-88 Minister of State of Health and Social Security Edwina Curri
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Education and Science 1985-86. (b. 1946-).

1987-88 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment Dame Marion Audrey Roe
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Transport 1985-87, to the Minister of State of Transport 1986-87 and to the Secretary of State of Transport 1987-88. She was member of the Executive of the 1922 Committee, Backbencher's Group in House of Commons, 1992-97 Member of The Speaker’s Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons since 1997. Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. (b. 1936-).

1988-89 Economic Secretary to the Treasury Gillian Shephard
1989-90 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Social Security
1990-92 Minister of State of The Treasury
1992-93 Secretary of State of Employment
1993-94 Secretary of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foods
1994-97 Secretary of State of Education
1995-97 Secretary of State of Employment
Conservative MP 1987-2005, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Economic Secretary 1900-89, Deputy Chairperson of the Conservative Party 1991-92 and 2002-05 and Chair of the Association of Conservative Peers from 2006. Member of the Conservative Shadow Cabinet 1997-99. Gillian Patricia Watts Shephard was ceated Baroness Shephard of Northwold, of Northwold in the County of Norfolk 2005. (b. 1940-).

1990-93 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Social Security Ann Widdecombe
1993-94 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Employment
1994-95 Minister of State of Employment
1995-97 Minister of State of Home Office (Prison Minister)
1997- Member of the Privy Council (The Rt. Hon.)
Conservative MP from 1987, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1990, Member of Speaker's Panel of Chairmen 1997-98 and again from 2005, Member of the Tory Shadow Cabinet 1998 as Shadow Home Secretary 1999-2001. Candidate for the post of Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009. (b. 1947-).

1990 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Blatch
1992-94 Minister of State of Education
1994-97 Minister of State of the Home Office
Emily May Blatch was created Baroness Blatch, of Hinchingbrooke in 1987. Deputy Leader of the Oppositions of the House of Lords 2000-05. She lived (1937-2005).

1990-93(†) Political Secretary of the Prime Minister Judith Chaplin
Close aide of John Major, whose Leader of the Political Unit in the Cabinet Office was Sarah Hogg.

1992-97 Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health The Baroness Cumberledge
Vice-Lord Lieutenant East Sussex in 1992. Julia Cumberledge was created Baroness Cumberlege, of Newick in the County of East Sussex 1990. (b. 1943-).

1992-93 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Trade and Industries for Consumers' Affairs
1993-97 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Northern Ireland The Baroness Denton of Wakefield
Responsible for the Departments of Health and Social Service 1993-95 and for the Agriculture and Economy as well as Spokesperson on all Northern Ireland matters in the House of Lords 1995-97. Jean Denton was created a Baroness in 1991, and lived (1935-2001).

1994-97 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Angela Browning
2011 Minister of State at the Home Office (Minister for Crime Prevention and Anti-social Behaviour Reduction)
Conservative MP 1992-2010, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Employment 1993-94 and
Vice-Chairperson 2001-02 and Deputy Chairperson of the Conservative Party from 2005. Created Baroness Browning, of Whimple in the County of Devon in 2010. (b. 1946- ).

1994-97 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Miller of Hendon
Opposition Whip 1997-99. Doreen Miller was created Baroness Miller of Hendon, of Gore in the London Borough of Barnet 1993. (b. 1933- ).

1995-97 Minister of State to the Treasury, Economic Secretary Angela Knight
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Trade and Industry 1993-94, and to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) 1994-95. (b. 1950-).

1995-97 Minister of State of Education and Employment Cheryl Gillian
2010-12 Secretary of State of Wales
Conservative MP from 1992, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal 1994-95. Shadow Junior Minister 1997-2001, Opposition Whip in the House of Commons 2001-03, Shadow Home Minister 2003-05 and Shadow Secretary of State for Wales from 2005. (b. 1952-).

1996-97 Assistant Government Whip Jaqui Lait
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State of Social Security 1994-95 and for the Secretary of State of Wales until 1996, when she was appointed as the first female ever in the Tori (Conservative Party's) Whips office. In 1999 Opposition Whip in the House of Common. (b. 1947-).

1997-99 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Dr. Mo Mowlam
1999-2001 Minister in the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lanchester
As Minister in the Cabinet Office she was "Cabinet Enforcer" and Coordinator of the government policies and also discharged the responsibilities of the Minister for the Civil Service. Marjorie lived (1949-2005).

1997-2003 Secretary of State for of International Development Claire Short
Vice-Chairperson of Labour 1996-97. She resigned in protest against the non-involvement of UN in post-war Iraq. (b. 1946-).

1997-98 Secretary of State for Social Security and Minister for Women Harriet Harman
2001-05 Solicitor General
2005-07 Minister of State of Constitutional Affairs with responsibility for Lords reform and the review of the voting system (Deputy of the Secretary of State)
2007 Minister of State of Justice
2007-10
Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, Secretary of State for Equalities, Minister for Women and Labour Party Chairperson (and deputising for the Prime Minister at Prime Minister's Question Time)
2009-10 Second in the Cabinet
2010 Leader of the Opposition and the Acting Leader of the Labour Party

Held a number of Shadow Ministry posts before 1997. After having outside the government for three years she became the first female law-officer outside Scotland. Elected Deputy Leader of Labour in 2007 and as such she often
co-ordinates government business when  the Prime Minister is on holiday or abroad, even though she only ranks as the 9th in the Cabinet since there is no Deputy Prime Minister a post traditionally belonging to the Deputy Leader of the Governing Party. (b. 1950- ).

1997-98 Minister of State of Health (NHS Minister) and Spokesperson of Health in the Lords
1998-2001 Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of Women The Baroness Jay of Paddington
Margaret Jay was created Baroness Jay of Paddington, of Paddington in the City of Westminster 1992. She is daughter of former Prime Minister James Callaghan, later Baron Callaghan of Cardiff (1912-2005). Her first husband's mother was Peggy Jay (1913-2008), a Labour Member of the Greater London Council 1934-67 and his cousin the former Cabinet Member Virginia Bottomley. Married secondly to Professor M.W. Adler. In 2001 she left the government on her own request. (b. 1939-).

1997-98 Minister of State of The Home Office (Prison Minister) Joyce Quin
1998-99 Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for Europe
1999-2001 Minister of State and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in charge of EU, Production, Export Promotion, Food and Drinks
Labour 1987-97. She left the government on her own request in 2001 and was created Baroness Quin, of Gateshead in the County of Tyne and Wear in 2006. (b. 1944-).

1997-99 Financial Secretary to the Treasury Dame Dawn Primarolo
1999-07 Paymaster General
2002- Privy Councillor (Rt. Hon)
2007-09 Minister of State of Health (Deputy to the Secretary of State)
2009-10 Minister of State for Children in Department for Children, Schools and Families (Attending Cabinet when her Ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda)

As Financial Secretary she was in charge of Customs Revenue and Taxes, as Paymaster General for the expenditures of the Government. Labour MP from 1987 and Deputy Speaker from 2010. Granted the title of Dame in 2014. (b. 1954-).

1997-98 Economic Secretary to the Treasury Helen Liddell
1998-99 Minister of State of The Scottish Office (Deputy Secretary of State and Minister in charge of Education and Industry)
1999 Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Environment and the Regions (The Minister of Transport (Attending the Cabinet meetings))
1999-2001 Minister of State of Trade and Industry (Minister for Energy and Competitiveness in Europe)
2001-03 Secretary of State of Scotland
As Economic Secretary she was in charge of Financial Services and City Regulatory Work, 1977-88 Scottish Labour Party Secretary General. Labour MP 1994-97, Ambassador to Australia 2005-09 and created a Baroness in 2010. (b. 1950-).

1997-2001 Minister of State of Environment, Transport and The Regions Hilary Armstrong
1997-2000 The Minister for Housing and Local Government
2000-2001 The Minister for Local Government and The Regions
2001-06 Chief Whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury  
2006-07 Minister for the Cabinet Office and Social Exclusion and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Labour MP 1987-2110 and a Baroness from 2010. (b. 1946-).

1997-99 Minister of State of Health (Deputy Minister, Public Health) Tessa Jowell
1998-2001 Minister of State of Women’s Affairs
1999-2001 Minister of State of Education and Employment (The Minister for Employment, Welfare to Work and the New Deal) 
2001-07 Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport
2005-10 Minister for the Olympics
2005-06 Minister for Women
2007-10
Paymaster General
2007-09 Minister for London and the South East (Attending the Cabinet)
2009-10
Minister for the Cabinet Office (In the Cabinet)
Labour Whip 1994-95. From 2007 she was officially Minister in State in the Cabinet Office. Her full name is Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell née Palmer. Member of the Shadow Cabinet from 2010. Her first husband was Roger Jowell and she has been married to David Mills since 1979. Granted the title of Dame in 2012. (b. 1947-).

1997-2001 Minister of State of Education and Employment, and Spokesperson of the Department in the Lords
2001-03 Minister of State of Culture, Media and Sport for Arts The Baroness Blackstone
Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone was created Baroness Blackstone, of Stoke Newington in the County of Greater London 1987 in 1987 Member of the Privy Council since 2001. (b. 1943- ).

1997-99 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of The Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in charge of the West Indies, Immigration and Consular Affairs, Parliamentary Relations, and Spokesperson in the Lords on Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Affairs and of International Development
1999-2001 Minister of State of Defence for Defence Procurement, and spokesperson of Defence in the Lords
2001-03 Minister of Trade (Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department of Trade and Industry)
2001-05 Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 
2003-05 Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Middle East) The Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
Secretary General of the First Division Civil Servants 1989-96. Elizabeth Conway Symons was created Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, of Vernham Dean in the County of Hampshire in 1996. Member of the Privy Council since 2000. (b. 1951-).

1997-99 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Trade and Industry for Small Firms
1999 Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1999-2001 Minister of State of The Home Office (Immigration and Asylum Minister)
2001-02 Minister of State in the Cabinet Office for Regional Co-ordination, the Regions and Social Exclusion, Equal Opportunities and the Women's Unit
2002-03 Minister of State in the Deputy Premier's Office (Social Exclusion Minister) and Deputy Minister of Women Barbara Roche
Labour MP until 2005. She was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Leader of Labour (Margaret Beckett) 1993-95, Labour Whip 1994-95. In November 2001 she was given additional responsibility for Equal Opportunities, reporting to Patricia Hewitt, the Cabinet Minister with responsibility for this area. (b. 1954-).

1997-99 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment, Transport and The Regions (London Transport Minister) Glenda Jackson
Before she began her political career she was a world-famous theater and actress. She resigned from the Government in order to stand for the candidacy for Mayor of London. From 2000 Member of the Mayor of London's Advisory Cabinet in charge of Homelessness (b. 1936- ).

1997-98 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Environment, Transport and The Regions in charge of Environment, Water and Health, Regions
1998-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Social Security 
2001-02 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Home Office for Europe, Community and Race Equality
2007-09 Exchequer Secretary (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
2009-10 Minister of State or Work and Pensions Angela Eagle
Labour Whip 1996-97 and Shadow Ch
ief secretary to the Treasury 2010-11 and Leader of the House of Commons from 2011. She married her female partner in 2008, and her twin-sister, Maria Eagle, is also an MP and member of the government and shadow cabinet. (b. 1961-).

1997-98 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment, Transport and The Regions (The Minister for Roads) and Spokesperson in the Lords of the Department of The Regions, Environment and Transport.
1998-99 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health, and Spokesperson in the Lords
1999-2001 Minister of State of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Food and Animal Health Minister) and Spokesperson of the Department in the Lords
2001- Privy Councillor The Baroness Hayman
Labour MP 1974-79 and the first female MP to give birth. From 2006 Lord Speaker of the House of Lords. Helen Hayman was created Baroness Hayman, of Dartmouth Park in the London Borough of Camden 1996. (b. 1949-).

1997-98 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Education and Employment (Schools Minister)
1998-2001 Minister of State of Education and Employment (The Minister for School Standards 
2001-02 Secretary of State for Education and Skills 
2003-05 Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sports (Minister for the Arts) Estelle Morris
Labour MP 1992-2005, Opposition Whip 1994-95. Created Baroness Morris of Yardley, of Yardley in the County of West Midlands 2005. Both her father and uncle were Labour MP's. (b. 1960-).

1997-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Social Security in charge of Child Benefit, Child Support and War Pensions, and Spokesperson of the Department in the Lords
2001-05 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Work and Pensions Rt. Hon The Baroness Hollis of Heigham
Patricia Lesly Hollis was created Baroness Hollis of Heigham, of Heigham in the City of Norwich 1990.

1997-98 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Social Security (Women's Affairs) Joan Ruddock
2007-08 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 
2008-09 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
2009-10 Minister of State of Energy and Climate Change

1997-98 Vice-Chamberlain of the (Royal) Household Janet Anderson
1998-99 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sports (The Minister of Tourism, Film and Broadcasting)
1999-2001 Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sports for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting
As Vice-Chamberlain she was 2. Deputy Chief Government Whip in the House of Commons, 1992-93 Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Leader of Labour (Margaret Beckett) and from 2005
Member of Speaker’s Panel of Chairmen in the House of Commons. (b. 1949-).

1997-2010 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) and Spokesperson of The Regions, Environment and Transport, Spokesperson for Northern Ireland in the Lords 
1998-2000 Government Spokesperson for the Scottish Office in the Lords
1998-99 Government Spokesperson of Education in the Lords 
1999-2010 Government Spokesperson for Wales in the Lords The Baroness Farrington of Robbleton
Vice-Chairperson 1990-94, Chairperson of the Association of County Councils 1994-97, Chairperson of Lancashire County Council 1992, leader of the Labour Group in the Council 1987- 94, Opposition Whip in the House of Lords 1996-97, Josephine Farrington was created Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, of Fulwood in the County of Lancashire 1994. (b. 1932-).

1997-98 Baroness in Waiting and Spokesperson on Health, Spokesperson of Social Security in the Lords
2001-02 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) The Baroness Gould of Potternewton
Labour Party Secretary 1975-85, Director of the Labour Party Organization 1985-93, Opposition Whip in House of Lords 1996-97 and Deputy Speaker from 2002. Joyce Brenda Gould was created a Baroness in 1993. (b. 1931- ).

1997-98 Assistant Government Whip Jane Kennedy
1998-99 Lord Commissioner of the Treasury (Deputy Government Whip)
1999-2001 Parliamentary Secretary in the Lord Chancellor's Department 
2001-04 Minister of State in the Northern Ireland Office with responsibility for Security, Policing and Prisons (Deputy Secretary of State)
2002-04 Responsible for the Departments and of Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland
2003- Privy Councillor (Rt. Hon)
2004-05 Minister of State for Works and Pensions
2005-06 Minister of State of Health (Deputy to the Secretary of State)
2007-08
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
2008-09 Minister of State of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Formerly Labour Opposition Whip in the House of Commons. The Lord Chancellor is member of the Cabinet, Presides over the House of Lords and is Head of the Juridicy and Supreme Judge of the England and Wales. Mrs. Kennedy was the first woman in this department, and was in charge of various legal affairs. Resigned from the government. (b. 1958-).

1997-98 and 2003-05 Assistant Government Whip Bridget Prentice
2005-07 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Constitutional Affairs
2007-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Justice
Formerly Labour Whip in the House of Commons and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1998-99 and 1999-2003 to the Lord Chancellor. (b. 1952-).

1998-99 Economic Secretary to the Treasury Patricia Hewitt
1999-2001 Minister of State of Trade and Industry (In charge of Trade)
2001-05 Secretary of State of Trade and Industry and Minister for Women (Rt. Hon.)
2005-07 Secretary of State of Health
Labour MP. (b. 1949-).

1998-99 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Home Office Kate Hoey
1999-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of  Culture, Media and Sport (Minister for Sport)
Labour MP from 1989, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Social Security 1997-98 and Commissioner of Sport and the
2012 Olympics to the Mayor of London from 2008. (b. 1946-).

1998-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Employment (Employment and Equal Opportunities Minister)
2001-03 Minister of State of Education and Skills (Universities) 
2003-05 Minister of State of Education and Skills (Children) 
2003- Privy Councillor
2005-06 Minister of State for Work and Pensions (Work)
2006-07 Minister of State of Industry and Trade
2007-08 and 2009-10 Minister of State
for Culture, Media and Sport Margaret Hodge
Member of Speaker’s Panel of Chairmen and Chairperson of a Committee in the House of Commons 1997-98. On leave because of family ilness until the spring of 2009. (b. 1945-).

1998-2001 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) and Spokesperson on International Development and Social Security, and Spokesperson on Women's Issues in the Lords
2001-03 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Sub-Saharan Africa, Overseas Territories, Caribbean and Commonwealth Affairs, Consular and Personnel Affairs) 
2003 Secretary of State of International Development
2003-07 Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council The Baroness Amos of Brondesbury
Valerie Amos was created a Baroness in 1997 as the first black woman. She was the first female and second black person in the Cabinet. Ambassador to Australia from 2009 and later EU Representative to the African Union and Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs. (b. 1954-).

1998-2001 Baroness in Waiting (Whip) and Spokesperson of the Scottish Office, Spokesperson of  Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and Spokesperson of Culture, Media and Sports in the Lords The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale
Margaret (Meta) Ramsay was created Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale, of Langside in the City of Glasgow in 1996 and was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords 2002-08. (b. 1936-).

1998-2001 Assistant Government Whip Anne McGuire
2001-02 Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (Deputy Whip)
2002-03 Parliamentary Secretary for Scotland
2003-06 Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Scotland (Reporting to the Secretary of State of Scotland)
2006 Minister of State of the Home Office
2006-08 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Work and Pensions
2008- Privy Councillor
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Scotland 1997-98. 2003 the independent Department of Scotland was abolished and the Secretary of State of Transport was given additional charge of Scotland. She became attached to the newly established Department of Constitutional Affairs. (b. 1949-).

1999-2001 Economic Secretary to the Treasury Melanie Johnson
2001-03 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Trade and Industry
2003-05 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health (Minister for Public Health)
Labour MP until 2005.

1999-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for North America, Caribbean, Overseas Territories, Consular Information, The British Council, FOC Central Administration, Personnel and Resources, and Spokesperson of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the Lords
2001-03 Parliamentary Secretary in the Lord Chancellor's Department
2003-07 Minister of State of the Home Office with responsibilty for the Criminal Justice system and Law Reform
2007-10
Attorney General (Attending Cabinet) The Baroness Scotland of Asthal
Member of the Shadow Cabinet from 2010. Patricia Janet Scotland was created a Baroness in 1997 and was the first female black Minister. Her father was from Antigua and her mother from Dominica - one of whose 25 siblings was Rosewelt (Rosie) Douglas, who was Prime Minister of Dominica 1999-2000 until his death. 

1999-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Employment for Lifelong Learning 
2001-03 Minister of State of Health 
2003-05 Minister of state for Trade and Industry and Deputy Minister for Women, Privy Councillor
2005-06 Minister of State of Education and Skills (Schools) (Deputy to the Secretary of State)
20
06-07 Chief Whip and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
2007-09 Secretary of State of the Home Office
Jacqui Smith
Labour MP 1997-2010. (b. 1962-).

1999-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and The Regions (Local Government)
2001-02 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Home Office 
2002-04 Minister of State of the Home Office (Asylum and Immigration Minister)
2004- Member of the Privy Council
2005-07 Minister of State of Education and Skills (Children)

2007-09 Minister of State
for Children, Schools and Families (Children and Youth Justice Minister (Attending cabinet when her Ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda) and Minister for the North West Beverley Hughes
Trafford Borough Council Leader 1995-97, Labour MP 1997-2010, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Local Government and Housing 1998-99 and Deputy to the Secretary of State from 2008. Resigned from the government. Created a Baroness in 2010. (b. 1950-).

1999-2001 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Public Health Gisela Stuart
Labour MP from 1997. (b. in Germany 1955-).

1999-2002 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health (The Minister of Public Health) Yvette Cooper
2002-03 Parliamentary Secretary in the Lord Chancellor's Office (Electoral Law) 
2003-05 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
2005-06 Minister of State of Housing in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
2006-10
Minister of State of Communities and Local Government
2007-08 Minister of Housing (Attending the Cabinet)
2008-09 Chief Secretary to the Treasury
2009-10
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Labour MP from 1997. Mother of 3 children born 1999, 2001 and 2004, becoming the first serving minister to take maternity leave in 2001. Her husband became Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in 2007. Shadow Foreign Secretary from 2010. (b. 1969-).

1999-2005 Advocate General for Scotland in the Scottish Office Lynda Clark
Dr. Clark was the first female Law Officer ever. Her office was a new creation after the introduction of Home Rule in Scotland. Labour MP 1997-2005, a judge in Scotland as Senator of the College of Justice from 2006 and Created Baroness Clark of Calton, of Calton in the City of Edinburgh 2005. (b. 1949-).

2001-02 Economic Secretary to the Treasury Ruth Kelly
2002-04 Financial Secretary to the Treasury
2004 Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (Minister for the Cabinet Office)
2004-06 Secretary of State of Education and Skills
2006-07 Secretary of State of Communities and Local Government and Minister for Women
2007-08 Secretary of State for Transport
Previously the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Brown at the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (since 1998). She was a member of the Treasury Select Committee between 1997 and 1998. Member of the Catholic Opus Dei movement, she is mother of four. (b. 1968-).

2001 Minister of State in the Cabinet Office and Deputy Minister for Women's Issues The Baroness Morgan of Huytton
Political Secretary in Downing Street 1997-2001. Director of Political and Government Relations of the Prime Minister 2001-05. Sally Morgan was appointed Morgan of Huyton, of Huyton in the County of Merseyside following her appointment to the government in July 2001.

2001-03 Parliamentary Secretary in the Lord Chancellor's Department Rosie Winterton
2003-07 Minister of State of Health
2007-08 Minister of State of Transport
2008-09 Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber
2008-09 Minister of State for Works and Pensions
2009-10 Minister of State for Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Attending Cabinet when her Ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda)
2009- Member of the Privy Council.
2010- Chief Whip of the Labour Party in the House of Commons
Labour MP from 1997 and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2010 and Chief Whip from 2010. (b. 1958-).

2001-05 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of  Work and Pensions Maria Eagle
2005-06 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Education and Skills
2006-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Northern Ireland
2007-09
Parliamentary Under-Secretary
of State for Justice
2008-09 Parlimantary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities
2009-10 Minister of State of Justice, Member of the Privy Council

Labour MP from 1997, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Health 1999-2001. Member of the Shadow Cabinet from 2010. Her twin sister, Angela Eagle, was member of the government 1997-2002. (b. 1961-).

2001-02 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Transport, Local Government and the Regions 
2002-03 Parliamentary Secretary of International Development 
2003-05 Minister of State of the Home Office Sally Keeble
Leader of Southwark Council 1990-93, Labour MP from 1997, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Environment, Transport and The Regions 1999-2001. (b. 1951-).

2001-03 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health Hazel Blears
2003-06 Minister of State of the Home Office for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety
2005-06 Deputy Home Secretary
2006-07 Minister without Portfolio at the Cabinet Office and Chairperson of the Labour Party (Attending the Cabinet)
2007-09 Secretary of State of Communities and Local Government
Labour MP from 1997, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Health 1997-98 and to the Chief Secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury 1998-99. Candidate for the post of Deputy Leader of Labour in 2007.
Resigned from the government. (b. 1956-).

2001-04 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of  Education and Skills
2004-06 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Constitutional Affairs responsible for Human Rights and Civil Justice Policy
2006-07 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2007 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Justice
2007-08 Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council and Spokesperson for Equality and the Cabinet Office in the Lords
2008-10 EU-Commissioner for Trade
2010- Vice-President of the EU-Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy The Baroness Ashton of Upholland
Cathy Ashton was appointed Baroness Ashton of Upholland, of St Albans in Hertfordshire in 1999. Married twice and mother of 2 children and 3 stepchildren. (b. 1956-).

2001-02 Assistant Government Whip Angela Evans Smith
2002-06 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Northern Ireland Office with responsibility for the Departments of the Environment, for Regional Development and of Culture, Arts and Leisure 
2006-07 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of
Communities and Local Government
2007-09 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
2007-08 Attending the Cabinet
2009-10 Minister of State for the Cabinet Office (3rd Sector Minister)

Labour MP 1997-2010, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of the Home Office 1999-2001 and to the Secretary of State of the same department 2000-01. In 2002 she was appointed temporary Minister in the Northern Ireland Office after the home rule was suspended. Created a Baroness in 2010. (b. 1959-).

2001-02 Assistant Government Whip Karen Buck
2005-06 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Transport
MP from 1997. (b. 1958-).

2002-05 Baroness-in-Waiting, Government Whip and Government Spokesperson for Work, Health and Pensions in the Lords
2005-06  Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
2006-09 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Communities and Local Government The Baroness Andrews
Kay Andrews was created Baroness Andrews, of Southover in 1997

2002-08 Baroness-in-Waiting, Government Whip and Government Spokesperson for Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and International Development in the Lords
2009-10 Baroness-in-Waitning The Baroness Crawley
Christine Crawly was Created Baroness Crawley, of Edgbaston in the County of West Midlands 1998.
 
2002-03 Assistant Government Whip Joan Ryan
2005-06 Lord Commissioner (Government Whip)
2006-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Home Office
MP from 1997 and  Parliamentary Private Secretary to Andrew Smith at the Department of Education and Employment, and moved with him when he became Chief Secretary to the Treasury. She is Vice-Chairperson of Labour for Campaigns, and appointed Privy Councillor and Special Representative of the Prime Minister to Cyprus in 2007. (b. 1955-).
 
2002-04 Assistant Government Whip Charlotte Atkins
2004-05 Government Whip and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Transport
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean as Minister of State for Trade and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (b. 1950-)

2002-04 Assistant Government Whip Gillian Merron
2004-06 Lord Commissioner
2006-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Transport
2007-08
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office and Minister for the East Midlands
2008 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development
2008-09 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
2009-10 Minster of State of Health (Deputy to the Secretary of State)
Labour MP 1997-2010 and former Parliamentary Private Secretary. (b. 1959-).

2003-05 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Home Office for Reducing Organised and International Crime, Anti Drugs Co-ordination and International and European Issues
2005-07 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health
2007-08 Minister of State for Works and Pensions and Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber
2008 Minister of Housing (Attending Cabinet)
2008-09 Minister of State for Europe in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Attending Cabinet) Caroline Flint
Labour MP from 1997. Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Reid 2002-03 and prior to that to the the Minister for Europe. She is the Deputy to the Secretary of State from 2008. Resigned from the government in 2009. Member of the Shadow Cabinet from 2010. (b. 1961-).

2003-06 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Home Office in charge of Race Equality, Community Policy, and Civic Renewal Fiona Mactaggart
MP from 1997 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chris Smith. Daughter of Sir Ian Mactaggart Bt, the multimillionaire Glasgow property developer, Tory candidate and Europhobe. Her mother Rosemary was the daughter of Sir Herbert Williams Bt, a Tory MP for 27 years. (b. 1953-).

2003-05 Assistant Government Whip Margaret Moran
Former Deputy Chair of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and Chair of its Housing Committee, MP from 1997 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Transport Minister (Gavin Strang). (b. 1955-).

2005-06 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Works and Pensions Liz Blackman
2006-07
Assistant Government Whip
2007-08 Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (Government Whip)
Labour MP from 1997 and former Private Parliamentary Secretary to Geoff Hoon. (b. 1949-).


2005-06 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equality in the Department of Trade and Industry (Deputy Minister for Women)
2006-07
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Women and Equality)
2007-08
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Meg Munn
Labour MP since 2001,
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department for Education and Skills 2003-04, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Children 2004-05.


2005-08 Baroness-in-Waiting
The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
2007-08 Government Spokesperson in the Lords for Health, for International Development and for Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2008
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms (Chief Whip in the House of Lords)
2008-10 Leader of the House of Lords
2008-09 Lord President of the Council
2009-10 Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
2010- Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition in the House of Lords

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords from 2010. Janet Royall was created Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, of Blaisdon in the County of Gloucestershire  in 2004.
 

2005-06 Assistant Government Whip Claire Ward
2006-08 Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (Government Whip)
2008-09 Vice Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (Government Whip)
2009-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Justice
Labour MP 1997-2010 and former Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Health. (b. 1972-).

2006-07 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Constitutional Affairs Vera Baird
2007 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Justice
2007-10 Solicitor General
Labour MP 2001-10 and
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of the Home Office 2005-06. (b. 1951-).

2007-08 Government Whip Alison Seabeck
Labour MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Europe 2006-07 and PPS to the Secretary of State for Transport 2008-09.

2007-10 Baroness in Waiting and Parliamentary Secretary The Baroness Morgan of Drefelin
2008
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills
2008-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for for Children, Schools and Families
Delyth
Jane Morgan was Created Baroness Morgan of Drefelin, of Drefelin in the County of Dyfed in 2004. Married to Jim Shepherd and mother of 1 daughter. (b. 1961-).

2007-08 Economic Secretary (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) Kitty Ussher
2008-09 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Works and Pensions
2009 Exchequer Secretary  (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
Labour MP from 2005 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Industry 2006-07. Resigned after a few weeks in office because of financial iregularities. (b. 1971-).

2007-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of the Home Office Meg Hillier
Mayor of the London Borough of Islington in 1998, Member of the London Assembly 2000-05, Labour MP since 2005 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Ruth Kelly) 2006-07. Member of the Shadow Cabinet from 2010. Mother of 2 children. (b. 1969-).

2007-08 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Barbara Follett
2007-10 Minister for the East of England
2008-09 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Culture, Media and Sports
2009-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Communities and Regions
Labour MP from 1997 and Parliamentary Private Secretary
to the Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sports 2005-07. (b. 1942 in Jamaica).

2007-08 Paliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development The Baroness Vadera
2008-09 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with responsibiliity for Competitiveness, Deregulation and British Business Council
2008-10 Parliamentary Secretary of the
Cabinet Office
2009-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Shrit Vadera was appointed  Baroness Vadera, of Holland Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, upon her appointment to the government. Ethic Indian born in Uganda, she has lived in United Kingdom since 1974. (b. 1963-).

2007-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health Ann Keen
Labour MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health 1999, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Department of Treasury) 2003-07.

2007-08 Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Parliamentary Secretary at the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
2008-09 Assistant Government Whip Helen Goodman
2009-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Labour MP from 2005 and Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Ministry of Justice in 2007. (b. 1958-).

2007-08 Assistant Government Whip Siobhain McDonagh
Labour MP from 1997.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence 2005-07. Her sister Margaret, Baroness McDonagh was General Secretary of the Labour Party from 1998 to 2001.(b. 1960-).

2007-08 Assistant Government Whip Alison Seabeck 
Labour MP from 2005- (b. 1954-).

2007-10 Assistant Government Whip Diana Johnson 
2009-10 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
Councillor of a London Borough before becoming member of the London Assembly. Labour MP from 2005 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Pensions Reform 2005-07. (b. 1966-).

2007-08 Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Whip Sarah McCarthy-Fry
2008-09 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools, Skills and Families
2009 Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government
2009-10 Exchequer Secretary (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)
Labour MP from 2005, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury 2006-07 and from 2007 a Junior Minister as PPS to Geoff Hoon. (b. 1955-).

2008-10 Baroness-in-Waiting The Baroness Thornton
2010 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Health
Glenys Thornton was created Baroness Thornton, of Manningham in the County of West Yorkshire in 1998. (b. 1952-).

2008-10 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland Ann McKechin
Labour MP from 2005,  Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State of Trade and Industry and Education and Skills in 2005. Member of the Shadow Cabinet from 2010. (b. 1962-).

2008-10 Assistant Government Whip Dawn Butler
Third female black MP from 2005, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Health Minister 2005-06, Vice-Chairperson of Labour from 2007. (b. 1969-).

2008-09 Assistant Government Whip Barbara Keeley
2009-10 Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons (Deputy Leader of the House of Commons)
Labour MP from 2005, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Cabinet Office in 2006, PPS to the Minister of State at the Department of Work and Pensions 2006-07, PPS to the Secretary of State for Women and Equality 2007-09. (b. 1952-).

2008-09 Assistant Government Whip Helen Jones
2009-10 Government Whip
Parliamentary Private Secretary of Health 2007-08, Opposition Whip in 2010.

2009-09 Minister of State for Europe in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead
2009-09 Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Africa and Government Spokesperson
Labour MEP 1994-2009, Co-President of the African, Caribbean and Pacific / EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly 2002-09. She is married to the former Labour Leader and EU-Commissioner Niel Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, of Bedwellty in the County of Gwent, and mother-in-law of the the Danish Social Democrat Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Glenys Kinnock was created Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, of Holyhead in the County of Ynys Môn in 2009. (b. 1944-).

2009-10 Assistant Government Whip Kerry McCarthy
Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State of Health 2007, PPS to the Secretary of State for International Development 2007-09.

2009-10 Assistant Government Whip Sharon Hodgson
Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State of the Home Office 2006-07, PPS to the Minister of State of Defence 2007-08, PPS to the Minister of State of Health 2008-09 and Opposition Whip in 2010.

2010- Secretary of State for the Home Department Theresa May
2010-12 Minister for Women and Equality
Conservative MP from 1997 and Chairperson of the Conservative Party 2002-03 and held a number of other Shadow Cabinet posts since 1999. (b. 1956-).

2010-12 Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Caroline Spelman
Conservative MP from 1997, Chairperson of the Conservative Party 2007-09 and held a number of other shadow ministry posts. (b. 1958-).

2010-12 Minister without Portfolio, Minister of State and Co-Chairperson of the Conservative Party Baroness Warsi
2012-14 Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Senior Minister of State of Communities and Local Government for Faith Groups and Communities, Attending Cabinet without a vote

Sayeeda Hussain Warsi was created Baroness Warsi, of Dewsbury in the County of West Yorkshire in 2007. (b. 1971-).

2010-11 Minister of State of the Home Office (Deputy to the Secretary of State and Minister for Security) Baroness Neville-Jones
Career diplomat 1963-1996 and among others worked in the European Commission, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Defence and Overseas Secretariat in the Cabinet Office and Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee 1993-94 and Special Representative to Business on Cyber Security from 2011. Dame Pauline Neville-Jones was created Baroness Neville-Jones, of Hutton Roof in the County of Cumbria in 2007. (b. 1939-).

2010-11 Economic Secretary to the Treasury Justine Greening
2011-12 Secretary of State for Transport
2012- Secretary of State of International Development
Conservative MP from 2005 and Vice-Chairperson of the Conservative Party 2005-07. (b. 1969-).

2010-12 Minister of State of Education (Deputy to the Secretary of State and Minister for Children and Families) Sarah Teather
Liberal Democrat MP from 2003. (b. 1974-).

2010-12 Minister of State of Transport (Deputy to the Secretary of State and Minister of Rail and Aviation) Theresa Villiers
2012- Secretary of State of Northern Ireland
Conservative Member of the European Parliament 1999-2005 and MP from 2005. Held senior posts in the Shadow Cabinet. (b. 1968-).

2010-14 Lords Chief Whip, Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms Baroness Anelay of St Johns
2014- Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and attending Cabinet without a vote
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords 2007-10 and Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees 2008-10. Dame Joyce Anelay was created Baroness Anelay of St. Johns, of St. Johns in the County of Surrey in 1996. (b. 1947-).

2010-12 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of the Home Office (Minister for Equalities and Criminal Information) Lynne Featherstone
2012- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of International Development
Former Local Councillor and member of the London Assembly and Liberal Democrat MP from 2005. (b. 1951-).

2010-12 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Business, Innovation and Skills Baroness Wilcox
Judith Wilcox was created Baroness Wilcox, of Plymouth in the County of Devon in 1996 and was a junior member of the Conservative shadow cabinet. (b. 1940-)

2010-12 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Works and Pensions  (Disability Minister) Maria Miller
2012-14 Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sports and Minister for Women and Equality
Conservative MP from 2005. (b. 1964-).

2010-12 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Health (Public Health Minister) Anne Milton
2012- Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (Government Whip)
Conservative MP from 2005. (b. 1955-).

2010-13 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Communities and Local Government Baroness Hanham
Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council 1989-2000 and candidate in the conservative primaries for candidate for Lord Mayor of London in 1999, Opposition Whip 2000-09 and held other posts. Joan Hanham was created Baroness Hanham, of Kensington in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 1999. (b. 1939-).

2010-12 Lord Commissioner (Whip) Angela Watkinson
Conservative MP since 2001. Title of Dame from 2012. (b. 1941-)

2010-11 Assistant Government Whip Chloe Smith
2011-12 Economic Secretary to the Treasury
2012-13 Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
Conservative MP from 2009. (b. 1982-)

2010- Baroness-in-Waiting (Government Whip) Baroness Northover
Former Liberal Democrat spokesperson on various issues. Lindsay Northover was created Baroness Northover, of Cissbury in the County of West Sussex 2000.

2010-12 Baroness-in-Waiting (Government Whip) and Spokesperson on Scotland Baroness Rawlings
Conservative MEP 1989-1994, Opposition Whip 1997-98 and spokesperson on various issues. Patricia Rawlings was created Baroness Rawlings, of Burnham Westgate in the County of Norfolk 1994. (b. 1939-)

2010- Baroness-in-Waiting (Government Whip) Baroness Verma
Opposition Whip 2006-10 and Conservative spokesperson on various issues. Sandip Verma was created Baroness Verma, of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire 2006. (b. 1959-)

2011-13 Baroness in Waiting Baroness Stowell of Beeston
2013-14 Parliamentary Under Secretary of Communities and Local Government
2014- Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Attending Cabinet)
A former Conservative Party Advisor, Tina Stowell was appointed Baroness Stowell of Beeston, of Beeston in the County of Nottinghamshire in 2011. (b. 1967-)

2012- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Business, Innovation and Skills for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary of Culture, Media and Spor for Women and Equalities (Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs and Women and Equalities Minister) Jo Swinsonh
Liberal Democrat MP since 2005, Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 2010 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister 2010-12. On maternaty leave from December 2013. (b. 1980-)

2012-14 Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Education for Early Years Education Elizabeth Truss
2014- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Conservative MP since 2010. (b. 1975-)

2012-13 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Anna Soubry
2013-14 Parliamentary Under Secretary of Defence (Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans)
2014- Minister of State of Defence (Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans)
Conservative MP since 2010. (b. 1956-)

2012-13 Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of Work and Pensions (Minister for Disabled People)
2013- Minister of State for Emloyment (Minister for Employment and Disabilities) Esther McVey
2014- Minister Attending Cabinet

Conservative MP from 2010 and Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Employment Minister (b. 1967-)

2012-13 Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Justice and for Women and Equalities Helen Grant
2013-  Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Equalities at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities)
Conservative MP since 2010 as the first female black tory member of parliament. (b. 1961-)

2012- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales Baroness Randerson
Minister for Culture and Sport and the Welsh Language 2000-2003 and Acting Welsh Deputy First Minister 2001-2002. Candiate for the Welsh Liberal Democrats in 2008. Jennifer Elizabeth Randerson was created Baroness Randerson, of Roath Park in the City of Cardiff in 2011. (b. 1948-)

2012-13 Assistant Government Whip Karen Bradley
2013-14 Lord Commissioner of the Treasury (Deputy Government Whip)
2014- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office (Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime)
Conservative MP from 2010. (b. 1970-)

2012- Assistant Government Whip Jenny Willott
2013 Acting Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and for Culture, Media and Sport (Minister For Employment, Consumer Affairs, Women and Equalities)
Liberal Democrat MP from 2005, Deputy Whip 2008-10 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 2010-11. (b. 1974-)

2012-13 Assistant Government Whip Nicky Morgan
2013-14 Economic Secretary to the Treasury
2014 Minister of Women (Attending Cabinet) and Financial Secretary to the Treasury
2014- Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities
Conservative MP from 2010. She voted against Gay Marriage, and the responsibility for the law implementation is transferred to another minister. (b. 1972-).

2012- Baroness in Waiting Baroness Garden of Frognal
Susan Garden was created Baroness Garden of Frognal, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden in 2007. (b. 1944-)

2013- Minister of State of Transport Baroness Kramer
Twice candidate for Mayor of London, Liberal MP 2005-10, Created Baroness Kramer of Richmond Park in 2011. (b. 1950-)

2013- Parliamentary Under Secretary of Health (Public Health Minister) Jane Ellison
Conservative MP from 2010. (b. 1964-)

2013-14 Assistant Government Whip Claire Perry
2014- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Railway Minister)
Conservative MP from 2010 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence 2011-13 (b. 1964-)

2013-14 Assistant Government Whip Amber Rudd
2014- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Minister for Climate Change)
Conservative MP from 2010 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer 2012-13. (b. 1963-)

2013- Assistant Government Whip Harriet Baldwin
Conservative MP from 2010 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Employment in the Department of Work and Pensions 2012-13. (b. 1960-)

2013- Baroness-in-waiting Baroness Jolly
Judith Jolly was created Baroness Jolly, of Congdon's Shop in the County of Cornwall in 2010. She is a Liberal Democrat. (b. 1951-).

2014- Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) Andrea Leadsom
Conservative MP from 2010. (b. 1963-)

2014- Excequer Secretary to the Treasury Priti Patel
Conservative MP from 2010. (b. 1972-)

2014- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Minister for Planning and Coastal Communities) Penny Mordaunt
Conservative MP from 2010. (b. 1973-)

2014- Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Minister for Intellectual Property) Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Former high ranking civil servant, business executive and government advisor Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe was created a Baroness Neville-Rolfe, of Chilmark in the County of Wiltshire 2013. (b. 1953-)

2014- Assistant Government Whip Therese Coffey
Conservative MP from 2010. (b. 1971-)

2014- Baroness-in-Waiting Baroness Williams of Trafford
A former Conservative Leader of the Trafford Council Susan Williams was created Baroness Williams of Trafford, of Hale in the County of Greater Manchester in 2013. (b. 1967-)

 

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