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Secretary of State for the Home Department

Alan Johnson -9Oct2007-2.jpg
Incumbent:
Alan Johnson


Style: The Right Honourable
Appointed by: Elizabeth II
as Queen of the United Kingdom
First : William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
Formation: 27 March 1782

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The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the Home Office of the United Kingdom, and one of the country's four Great Offices of State. The Home Secretary is responsible for internal affairs within England and Wales, and for immigration and citizenship for the whole of the United Kingdom; England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The remit of the ministry also includes policing and matters of national security.

The incumbent is Alan Johnson, who was appointed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in June 2009. He succeeded Jacqui Smith who had declared her intention to resign partly as a result of the ongoing expenses scandal.[1]

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Home Secretaries, 1782-1801

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Prime Minister
The Earl of Shelburne Shelburne.jpg 27 March 1782 10 July 1782 Whig The Marquess of Rockingham
Thomas Townsend 1stViscountSydney.jpg 10 July 1782 2 April 1783 Whig The Earl of Shelburne
Lord North Nathaniel Dance Lord North.jpg 2 April 1783 19 December 1783 Tory
(Fox-North Coalition)
The Duke of Portland
The Earl Temple 1stMarquessOfBuckingham.jpg 19 December 1783 23 December 1783 Whig William Pitt the Younger
The Lord Sydney 1stViscountSydney.jpg 23 December 1783 5 June 1789 Whig
The Lord Grenville William Wyndham Grenville.jpg 5 June 1789 8 June 1791 Tory
Henry Dundas 1stViscountMelville2.jpg 8 June 1791 11 July 1794 Tory
The Duke of Portland W h cavendish-bentinck.jpg 11 July 1794 30 July 1801 Tory

Home Secretaries, 1801-1900

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Prime Minister
Lord Pelham 2ndEarlOfChichester.jpg 30 July 1801 17 August 1803 Whig Henry Addington
Charles Philip Yorke No image.svg 17 August 1803 12 May 1804 Tory
The Lord Hawkesbury Earl jenkinson.jpg 12 May 1804 5 February 1806 Tory William Pitt the Younger
The Earl Spencer George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer by John Singleton Copley.jpg 5 February 1806 25 March 1807 Whig
(Ministry of All the Talents)
Lord Grenville
The Lord Hawkesbury
(Earl of Liverpool from 1808)
Earl jenkinson.jpg 25 March 1807 1 November 1809 Tory The Duke of Portland
Richard Ryder No image.svg 1 November 1809 8 June 1812 Tory Spencer Perceval
The Viscount Sidmouth Henry Addington.jpg 11 June 1812 17 January 1822 Tory Lord Liverpool
Robert Peel Robert Peel.jpg 17 January 1822 10 April 1827 Tory
William Sturges Bourne No image.svg 30 April 1827 16 July 1827 Tory George Canning
The Marquess of Lansdowne Lord Henry Petty.jpg 16 July 1827 22 January 1828 Whig The Viscount Goderich
Robert Peel Robert Peel.jpg 26 January 1828 22 November 1830 Tory The Duke of Wellington
The Viscount Melbourne 2nd V Melbourne.jpg 22 November 1830 16 July 1834 Whig Earl Grey
Viscount Duncannon Bessborough4.JPG 19 July 1834 15 November 1834 Whig The Viscount Melbourne
The Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Robert Home cropped.jpg 15 November 1834 15 December 1834 Tory The Duke of Wellington
Henry Goulburn Henry Goulburn.JPG 15 December 1834 18 April 1835 Conservative Sir Robert Peel
Lord John Russell Lord john russell.jpg 18 April 1835 30 August 1839 Whig The Viscount Melbourne
The Marquess of Normanby 1stMarquessOfNormanby.jpg 30 August 1839 30 August 1841 Whig
Sir James Graham, Bt Sir James Graham, 2nd Bt.jpg 6 September 1841 30 June 1846 Conservative Sir Robert Peel
Sir George Grey, Bt George Grey, 2nd Bt.jpg 8 July 1846 23 February 1852 Whig Lord John Russell
Spencer Horatio Walpole Spencer Horatio Walpole.jpg 27 February 1852 19 December 1852 Conservative The Earl of Derby
The Viscount Palmerston Palmerston.jpg 28 December 1852 6 February 1855 Whig
(Coalition)
The Earl of Aberdeen
Sir George Grey, Bt George Grey, 2nd Bt.jpg 8 February 1855 26 February 1858 Whig The Viscount Palmerston
Spencer Horatio Walpole Spencer Horatio Walpole.jpg 26 February 1858 3 March 1859 Conservative The Earl of Derby
Thomas H. Sotheron-Estcourt No image.svg 3 March 1859 18 June 1859 Conservative
Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bt George Cornewall Lewis statue cropped.jpg 18 June 1859 25 July 1861 Liberal The Viscount Palmerston
Sir George Grey, Bt George Grey, 2nd Bt.jpg 25 July 1861 28 June 1866 Liberal
The Earl Russell
Spencer Horatio Walpole Spencer Horatio Walpole.jpg 6 July 1866 17 May 1867 Conservative The Earl of Derby
Gathorne Hardy 1st Earl of Cranbrook.jpg 17 May 1867 3 December 1868 Conservative
Benjamin Disraeli
Henry Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare 1stLordAberdare.jpg 9 December 1868 9 August 1873 Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
Robert Lowe Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke by George Frederic Watts.jpg August 1873 20 February 1874 Liberal
R. A. Cross R A Cross.jpg 21 February 1874 23 April 1880 Conservative Benjamin Disraeli
Sir William Vernon Harcourt Sir William Harcourt.jpg 28 April 1880 23 June 1885 Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
R. A. Cross R A Cross.jpg 24 June 1885 1 February 1886 Conservative The Marquess of Salisbury
Hugh Childers Hugh Culling Eardley Childers by Emily Maria Eardley ('Milly') Childers.jpg 6 February 1886 25 July 1886 Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
Henry Matthews Henrymatthews.jpg 3 August 1886 15 August 1892 Conservative The Marquess of Salisbury
H. H. Asquith H H Asquith 1908.jpg 18 August 1892 25 June 1895 Liberal William Ewart Gladstone
The Earl of Rosebery
Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt Ridley1.JPG 29 June 1895 12 November 1900 Conservative The Marquess of Salisbury

Home Secretaries, 1900-2001

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Prime Minister
Charles Ritchie Charles Thomson Ritchie.png 12 November 1900 12 July 1902 Conservative The Marquess of Salisbury
Aretas Akers-Douglas Akers-Douglas.JPG 12 July 1902 5 December 1905 Conservative Arthur Balfour
Herbert Gladstone Herbert John Gladstone.jpg 11 December 1905 19 February 1910 Liberal Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Herbert Henry Asquith
Winston Churchill Churchill 1904 Q 42037.jpg 19 February 1910 24 October 1911 Liberal
Reginald McKenna Reginald McKenna photo.jpg 24 October 1911 27 May 1915 Liberal
Sir John Simon JohnSimon.JPG 27 May 1915 12 January 1916 Liberal
(Coalition)
Herbert Samuel Gws samuel 01.jpg 12 January 1916 7 December 1916 Liberal
(Coalition)
Sir George Cave 1stViscountCave.jpg 11 December 1916 14 January 1919 Conservative
(Coalition)
David Lloyd George
Edward Shortt No image.svg 14 January 1919 23 October 1922 Liberal
(Coalition)
William Bridgeman No image.svg 25 October 1922 22 January 1924 Conservative Andrew Bonar Law
Stanley Baldwin
Arthur Henderson Arthurhenderson.jpg 23 January 1924 4 November 1924 Labour Ramsay MacDonald
Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt No image.svg 7 November 1924 5 June 1929 Conservative Stanley Baldwin
J. R. Clynes Jrclynes.jpg 8 June 1929 26 August 1931 Labour Ramsay MacDonald
Sir Herbert Samuel Gws samuel 01.jpg 26 August 1931 1 October 1932 Liberal
(National Government)
Sir John Gilmour, Bt SirJohnGilmour.jpg 1 October 1932 7 June 1935 Unionist
(National Government)
Sir John Simon JohnSimon.JPG 7 June 1935 28 May 1937 National Liberal
(National Government)
Stanley Baldwin
Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt Sir Samuel Hoare.jpg 28 May 1937 3 September 1939 Conservative
(National Government)
Neville Chamberlain
Sir John Anderson John Anderson cropped.jpg 4 September 1939 4 October 1940 National Independent
(War Government)
Herbert Morrison Herbert Morrison.jpg 4 October 1940 23 May 1945 Labour
(Coalition)
Winston Churchill
Sir Donald Somervell No image.svg 25 May 1945 26 July 1945 Conservative
(Caretaker)
James Chuter Ede No image.svg 3 August 1945 26 October 1951 Labour Clement Attlee
Sir David Maxwell Fyfe David Maxwell Fyfe cropped.jpg 27 October 1951 19 October 1954 Conservative Sir Winston Churchill
Gwilym Lloyd George This file is a candidate for speedy deletion. It may be deleted after seven days from the date of nomination. 19 October 1954 14 January 1957 Conservative
Sir Anthony Eden
R. A. Butler This file is a candidate for speedy deletion. It may be deleted after seven days from the date of nomination. 14 January 1957 13 July 1962 Conservative Harold Macmillan
Henry Brooke No image.svg 14 July 1962 16 October 1964 Conservative
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Sir Frank Soskice No image.svg 18 October 1964 23 December 1965 Labour Harold Wilson
Roy Jenkins Roy Jenkins, Chancellor of Oxford.jpg 23 December 1965 30 November 1967 Labour
James Callaghan James Callaghan.JPG 30 November 1967 19 June 1970 Labour
Reginald Maudling Maudlingwins cropped.jpg 20 June 1970 18 July 1972 Conservative Edward Heath
Robert Carr No image.svg 18 July 1972 4 March 1974 Conservative
Roy Jenkins Roy Jenkins, Chancellor of Oxford.jpg 5 March 1974 10 September 1976 Labour Harold Wilson
Merlyn Rees No image.svg 10 September 1976 4 May 1979 Labour James Callaghan
William Whitelaw No image.svg 4 May 1979 11 June 1983 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Leon Brittan No image.svg 11 June 1983 2 September 1985 Conservative
Douglas Hurd Douglas Hurd, November 2007.jpg 2 September 1985 26 October 1989 Conservative
David Waddington No image.svg 26 October 1989 28 November 1990 Conservative
Kenneth Baker No image.svg 28 November 1990 10 April 1992 Conservative John Major
Kenneth Clarke Ken Clarke 01.jpg 10 April 1992 27 May 1993 Conservative
Michael Howard Michael Howard.jpg 27 May 1993 2 May 1997 Conservative
Jack Straw Jack Straw meeting with Rumsfeld at Pentagon, May 19, 2005, cropped.jpg 2 May 1997 8 June 2001 Labour Tony Blair

Home Secretaries, 2001-present

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Prime Minister
David Blunkett David Blunkett cropped.jpg 8 June 2001 15 December 2004 Labour Tony Blair
Charles Clarke No image.svg 15 December 2004 5 May 2006 Labour
John Reid JohnReidHeadshot.jpg 5 May 2006 27 June 2007 Labour
Jacqui Smith Smith, Jacqui (crop).jpg 28 June 2007 5 June 2009 Labour Gordon Brown
Alan Johnson Alan Johnson -9Oct2007-2.jpg 5 June 2009 incumbent Labour

See also

References

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8079205.stm

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Home Secretary

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Home Secretaries

Home Secretary (plural Home Secretaries)

  1. (British) The British cabinet minister, responsible for law and order, who is head of the Home Office

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