Amanda Solloway was elected to Westminster in the 2015 General Election as the Member of Parliament for Derby North. She sat on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, and the Education Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee. In 2017 Ms Solloway lost her seat to the Labour candidate Chris Williamson but was re-elected in December 2019. Before entering Parliament she spent 15 years working in HR for various not-for-profit organisations, as well as in the private sector.
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
The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP was appointed Secretary of State for Education on 24 July 2019. He was Secretary of State for Defence from 2 November 2017 to 1 May 2019. He was Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury) from 14 July 2016 to 2 November 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for South Staffordshire in May 2010.
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
Stephen Barclay was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 13 February 2020. Stephen Barclay was previously Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union from 16 November 2018 until 31 January 2020. He was Minister of State for the Department of Health and Social Care from January to November 2018. Stephen was also previously Economic Secretary to the Treasury from June 2017 to January 2018. He served as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from July 2016 to June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire in May 2010.
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
Elizabeth Truss was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade on 24 July 2019. She was elected as the Conservative MP for south west Norfolk in 2010. She was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare in September 2012. Elizabeth served as the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from July 2014 until July 2016. Elizabeth was Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from July 2016 until June 2017. She was Chief Secretary to the Treasury from June 2017 until July 2019.