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Here is David Cameron’s first Cabinet…

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Prime Minister: David Cameron

Deputy Prime Minister: Nick Clegg

Chancellor of the Exchequer: George Osborne

Foreign Secretary: William Hague

Home Secretary: Theresa May

Defence Secretary: Liam Fox

Business Secretary: Vince Cable

Justice Secretary: Ken Clarke

Health Secretary: Andrew Lansley

Education Secretary: Michael Gove

Work and Pensions Secretary: Iain Duncan Smith

Environment Secretary: Caroline Spelman

Energy and Climate Change Secretary: Chris Huhne

Transport Secretary: Phillip Hammond

Communities Secretary: Eric Pickles

Culture Secretary: Jeremy Hunt

International Development Secretary: Andrew Mitchell

Wales Secretary: Cheryl Gillan

Scotland Secretary: Michael Moore

Northern Ireland Secretary: Owen Paterson

Chief Secretary to the Treasury: David Laws

Leader of the Commons: George Young

Leader of the Lords: Lord Strathclyde

Chief Whip: Patrick McLoughlin

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…and here is the current Cabinet.

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Prime Minister: Theresa May

First Secretary of State: Damian Green

Chancellor of the Exchequer: Phillip Hammond

Foreign Secretary: Boris Johnson

Home Secretary: Amber Rudd

Defence Secretary: Gavin Williamson

Business Secretary: Greg Clark

Justice Secretary: David Lidington

Health Secretary: Jeremy Hunt

Education Secretary: Justine Greening

Work and Pensions Secretary: David Gauke

Trade Secretary: Liam Fox

Environment Secretary: Michael Gove

Transport Secretary: Chris Grayling

Communities Secretary: Sajid Javid

Culture Secretary: Karen Bradley

International Development Secretary: Penny Mordaunt

Wales Secretary: Alun Cairns

Scotland Secretary: David Mundell

Northern Ireland Secretary: James Brokenshire

Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Liz Truss

Leader of the Commons: Andrea Leadsom

Leader of the Lords: Baroness Evans

Chief Whip: Julian Smith

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Question for readers: which was stronger, Minister for Minister?

Views below, please.

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(We have simplified the list to put the main posts in. For example, the Leader of the Commons was not a full Cabinet member in either Cameron’s first administration or this one, but the list somehow isn’t complete without it.  And some posts have come and gone or changed: there is now no Energy and Climate Change Department, for example, but there is an International Trade department.)

135 comments for: Which was stronger? Cameron’s first Cabinet? Or the current one? Views, please.

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