Government Resignations After 2015 General Election

Government Resignations After 2015 General Election

After the outright win of the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election,  members of the previous Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition have now tendered their resignations to the Queen. These include Nick Clegg, the now ex-Liberal Democrat leader, and Vince Cable, who was previously the Business Secretary.

Resignations from government: 8 May 2015

The Queen has approved a number of resignations from government following the 2015 general election.

The Queen has approved the following resignations from government:

Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council

  • Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

  • First Secretary of State, and Leader of the House of Commons – Rt Hon William Hague
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Rt Hon Tom Brake MP and Assistant Government Whip

HM Treasury

  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury – Rt Hon Danny Alexander

Home Office

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone

Ministry of Justice

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Simon Hughes

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; and President of the Board of Trade – Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Jo Swinson (jointly with the Department for Education)

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Steve Webb

Department of Health

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Department for Communities and Local Government

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Stephen Williams

Department for Education

  • Minister of State – Rt Hon David Laws (jointly with the Cabinet Office)

Department for International Development

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Baroness Northover

Scotland Office

  • Secretary of State for Scotland – Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP

Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – Rt Hon Edward Davey

Department for Transport

  • Minister of State – Baroness Kramer

Wales Office

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Baroness Randerson

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Dan Rogerson

Office of the Advocate General for Scotland

  • Advocate General for Scotland – Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC (and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)

Whips – House of Commons

  • Deputy Chief Whip (Comptroller of HM Household) – Rt Hon Don Foster
  • Assistant Government Whip – Lorely Burt

Whips – House of Lords

  • Deputy Chief Whip (Captain of The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard) – Lord Newby OBE
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Garden of Frognal
  • Baroness in Waiting – Baroness Jolly
  • Lord in Waiting – Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Read Election 2015: Prime Minister and ministerial appointments for updates on ministerial appointments.

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