Minister for Security

The Minister for Security, officially the Minister of State for Security and Deputy for EU Exit and No Deal Preparation [1] is a ministerial position in the Home Office. The post was created by Prime Minister Gordon Brown on 3 June 2009 by splitting the now-defunct post of the Minister for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing between this post (then called Minister for Security and Counter-Terrorism) and the new post of Minister for Crime and Policing.

United Kingdom
Minister of State for Security and Deputy for EU Exit and No Deal Preparation
Royal Arms as used by the Her Majesty's Government
Incumbent
Brandon Lewis

since 24 July 2019
Home Office
StyleThe Right Honourable
(Formal prefix)
Security Minister
(Informal)
Member ofBritish Cabinet
Privy Council
Reports toThe Home Secretary has right to attend cabinet.
SeatWestminster, London
AppointerThe British Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderBeverley Hughes
Formation29 May 2002
Websitegov.uk

The current postholder is Brandon Lewis MP, appointed by Boris Johnson in 2019, and attends cabinet. The previous Security Minister, Lady Neville-Jones, resigned in May 2011 to be replaced as Minister of State at the Home Office by Lady Browning, while her brief at the Home Office for Security was taken on by James Brokenshire but only as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.[2] Following the resignation on 8 February 2014 of the Minister of State for Immigration, Mark Harper, the position was temporarily merged with that of Minister for Security. James Brokenshire assumed the enlarged role of Minister for Security and Immigration. The two posts were divided again on 8 May 2015.

Ministers

Name
(portfolio)
Portrait Term of office Political party P.M. Home Sec.
Beverley Hughes
(Citizenship, Immigration and Counter Terrorism)[3]
29 May 2002 1 April 2004 Labour Blair Blunkett
Hazel Blears
(Crime Reduction, Policing,
Community Safety and Counter-Terrorism
)[4]
13 June 2003 6 May 2005 Labour
Hazel Blears
(Policing, Security and Community Safety)[4]
6 May 2005 5 May 2006 Clarke
Tony McNulty
(Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing)
5 May 2006 3 October 2008 Labour Reid
Brown Smith
Vernon Coaker
(Policing, Crime and Security)[5]
3 October 2008 3 June 2009 Labour
David Hanson
(Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing)
10 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour Johnson
Admiral The Lord West of Spithead
(Security and Counter-Terrorism)
28 June 2007 12 May 2010 Labour
The Baroness Neville-Jones
(Security and Counter-Terrorism)[6][7]
12 May 2010 9 May 2011 Conservative Cameron May
James Brokenshire[8]
(Crime and Security, Security and Immigration)[2]
9 May 2011 8 February 2014 Conservative
Office not in use 8 February 2014 8 May 2015 Conservative
John Hayes
(Security)
8 May 2015 15 July 2016 Conservative
Ben Wallace
(Security and Economic Crime)
17 July 2016 24 July 2019 Conservative May Rudd
Javid
Brandon Lewis
(Security and Deputy for Brexit)
Also attends Cabinet
24 July 2019 Incumbent Conservative Johnson Patel

References

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