The full list of the new Cabinet

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service: The Rt Hon
Gordon Brown MP

Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal; Minister for Women and Equality (and deputising for the Prime Minister at PMQs): The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP

First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Lord President of the Council: The Rt Hon Lord Mandelson

Chancellor of the Exchequer: The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: The Rt Hon David Miliband MP

Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor: The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP

Secretary of State for the Home Department: The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP

Secretary of State for International Development: The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: The Rt Hon John Denham MP

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families: The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

Secretary of State for Health: The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP

Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: The Rt Hon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Minister for the Cabinet Office, and for the Olympics and Paymaster General: The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP

Secretary of State for Scotland: The Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Chief Secretary to the Treasury: The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP

Secretary of State for Wales: The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP

Secretary of State for Defence: The Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP

Secretary of State for Transport: Lord Adonis

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Ben Bradshaw MP

Other Cabinet attendees

Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury): The Rt Hon Nick Brown MP

Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office: The Rt Hon Lord Malloch-Brown

Minister of State (Housing), Department for Communities and Local Government: The Rt Hon John Healey MP

Minister of State (Business), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP

Minister of State (Science and Innovation), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The Rt Hon Lord Drayson

Attend Cabinet when their Ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda

Attorney General: The Rt Hon B aroness Scotland of Asthal QC

Minister of State (Children), Department for Children, Schools and Families: The Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP

Minister of State (Employment), Department for Work and Pensions: The Rt Hon Jim Knight MP

Minister of State (Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination) Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP

The Queen has accepted the following resignations:

Cabinet resignations

The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP

The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP

The Rt Hon John Hutton MP

The Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP

The Rt Hon James Purnell MP

The Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP

Other resignations

The Rt Hon Tony McNulty MP

The Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP

The Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
Arts and Entertainment
Lou Reed distorted the truth about his upbringing, and since his death in 2013, biographers and memoirists have added to the myths
musicThe truth about Lou Reed's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths
News
people
News
Ed Miliband received a warm welcome in Chester
election 2015
Life and Style
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch during an Apple special even
fashionIs the Apple Watch for you? Well, it depends if you want for the fitness tech, or the style
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
ebooks
ebooksA special investigation by Andy McSmith
  • Get to the point
2015 General Election
May2015

Poll of Polls

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Project Implementation Executive

£18000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...

Recruitment Genius: Chiropractic Assistant

£16500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Chiropractic Assistant is needed in a ...

Recruitment Genius: Digital Account Executive - Midlands

£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...

Recruitment Genius: Web Developer

£28000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides coaching ...

Day In a Page

NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own