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revised 14 June 2004, compiled by Jeremy Lewis .

Thanks to Scottish Politics for image and info.


Liz & PMs

The Queen and former British Prime Ministers
From left to right:
Baroness Thatcher of Kesleven (Mrs Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Conservative & Unionist, 1979-1990)
the late Baron Wilson of Rievaulx (Harold Wilson, Labour, 1964-1970, 1974-1976)
John Major (Conservative & Unionist, 1990-1997),
HM Queen Elizabeth II of England, (1952-)
Sir Edward Heath (Ted Heath, Conservative & Unionist, 1970-1974)
Baron Callaghan of Cardiff (Jim Callaghan, Labour, 1976-1979).

The Cabinet, 2002-
Following a cabinet re-shuffle in 0ctober 2002,  the members were as follows:

Position Name Salary
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury & Minister for the Civil Service Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, MP £175,414
Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State John Prescott, MP £127,791
Chancellor of the Exchequer Dr Gordon Brown, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs Lord Falconer £96,960
Leader of the House of Commons and President of the Council Peter Hain, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Home Affairs David Blunkett, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Defence Geoffrey Hoon, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Trade & Industry & Minister for Women Patricia Hewitt, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Margaret Beckett, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Education & Skills Charles Clarke, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Health Dr John Reid, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Andew Smith, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for Transport Alistair Darling £127,791
Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport Tessa Jowell, MP £127,791
Secretary of State for International Development Baroness Amos £96,960
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Paul Murphy, MP £127,791
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Paul Boateng, MP £127,791
Lord Privy Seal, Leader of the House of Lords Lord Williams of Mostyn QC £96,960
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Chief Whip) Hilary Armstrong, MP £127,791
Minister without portfolio and Labour Party Chairman Ian McCartney, MP £127,791
*Captain of the Gentlemen-At-Arms (Government Chief Whip, House of Lords) Lord Carter £75,706
*Minister for Work Nick Brown, MP £93,413
* Not cabinet minister but attends cabinet meetings.

 The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs replaces the posts Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, Secretary of State for Scotland, and Secretary of State for Wales.

 The salary of a backbench MP was £56,358 as from 1 April 2003.