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Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

United Kingdom
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Department for Communities and Local Government
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder Ruth Kelly
Formation 6 May 2006
Website http://www.communities.gov.uk/

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is a Cabinet position heading the UK's Department for Communities and Local Government.[1]

This department was created in 2006 by then British Prime Minister Tony Blair to replace the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State took over the responsibilities of the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. This post, within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, was created in 2005, on the transfer of several of the functions of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

References

  1. ^ "Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government". Government of The United Kingdom. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

List of Secretaries and Ministers

Minister of State for Communities and Local Government

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
David Miliband 60px 5 May 2005 5 May 2006 Labour Tony Blair

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Ruth Kelly 60px 6 May 2006 27 June 2007 Labour Tony Blair
Hazel Blears 60px 28 June 2007 5 June 2009 Labour Gordon Brown
John Denham 60px 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Eric Pickles 60px 12 May 2010 11 May 2015 Conservative David Cameron
(Coalition)
Greg Clark 60px 11 May 2015 Incumbent Conservative David Cameron
(II)