George Freeman MP was previously Life Sciences Minister for two years from 2014 – 2016. He has also served as a Transport Minister and as Chair of the Prime Minister’s Policy Board under Theresa May. He has written and spoken widely on the potential of Britain's science and innovation economy to support a sustainable economic recovery and unlock trade and inward investment opportunities in fast-emerging global markets. Before entering the House of Commons in 2010 as MP for Mid-Norfolk, Mr Freeman worked for the National Farmers Unions and as a medical technology entrepreneur.
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 8 January 2021. He was previously Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Kwasi was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union from 2018 to 2019. He was elected the Conservative MP for Spelthorne in 2010.
Michelle Donelan was first elected to Parliament in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Chippenham. In her maiden speech Ms Donelan called for greater school funding and the establishment of a national funding formula and long-term education plan. Prior to becoming an MP, Ms Donelan worked as a marketing consultant. She was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General in June 2017 and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the International Trade Secretary in June 2018. Ms Donelan was made an Assistant Government Whip in July 2018. In the 2016 EU referendum she backed Remain.
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Secretary of State for Education
Nadhim Zahawi was appointed Secretary of State for Education in September 2021. He has been Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010 and previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business and Industry from 2019 to 2021 and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment from 2020 to 2021.
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rishi Sunak MP was appointed Chancellor on 13 February 2020. Prior to that he was Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 24 July 2019. Rishi was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from 9 January 2018 to 24 July 2019. He is member of Parliament for Richmond in Yorkshire.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Simon Clarke was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 15th September 2021. He was previously Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from 13th February 2020 to 15th September 2021, and was Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from 27th July 2019 to 13th February 2020. He was elected as an MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in 2017.
Secretary of State for the Home Department
Priti Patel was appointed Secretary of State for the Home Department on 24 July 2019. Priti was Secretary of State for International Development from July 2016 to November 2017. Priti served as Minister of State for Employment from May 2015 until July 2016. She was Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury from July 2014 to May 2015.
Secretary of State for International Trade
Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade in September 2021. She was previously the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth and the UK’s International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26. Prior to joining Parliament, Trevelyan worked as a chartered accountant and was successfully elected as the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed in 2015. She was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department for Education in September 2018, but resigned in protest at the Government's Draft Withdrawal Agreement regarding Brexit. She also served as Secretary of State for International Development, until the department was merged with the Foreign Office in September 2020.