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How many Secretary's of State for Education can you name since 1992

How many Secretary's of State for Education can you name since 1992

In 1992, the responsibility for science was transferred to Cabinet Office's Office of Public Service, and the department was renamed Department of Education. In 1995 the department merged with the Department of Employment to become the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) and in 2001 the employment functions were transferred to a newly created Department for Work and Pensions, with the DfEE becoming the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). In 2007 under Gordon Brown's new premiership, the DfES was split into two new departments; the Department for Children, Schools and Families, and a Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, under two new secretaries of state.

The ministerial office of the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills was, in late 2009, amalgamated into the new ministerial office of the resurgent politician Peter Mandelson, made a peer and given the title Lord Mandelson as the newly created Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – itself an amalgamation of the responsibilities of the Secretaries of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and Innovation, Universities and Skills. The Secretary of State has remit over higher education policy as well as British business and enterprise. From 14 July 2016 to January 8, 2018 the post was held by Justine Greening, as her predecessor, Nicky Morgan, was sacked by Theresa May. Greening resigned after rejecting a reshuffle to the Department for Work and Pensions. [2]

Secretary of State for Education

Colour key (for political parties):
  Conservative

NameTerm of officePartyPrime Minister

John Patten10 April 199220 July 1994Conservative
John Major

Gillian Shephard20 July 19945 July 1995Conservative

Secretary of State for Education and Employment[edit]

Colour key (for political parties):
  Conservative   Labour

NamePortraitTerm of officePartyPrime Minister

Gillian Shephard5 July 19952 May 1997Conservative
John Major

David BlunkettDavid Blunkett -8April2010.jpg2 May 19978 June 2001Labour
Tony Blair

Secretary of State for Education and Skills[edit]

Colour key (for political parties):
  Labour

NamePortraitTerm of officePartyPrime Minister

Estelle MorrisEstelle Morris at the PAS report launch.jpg8 June 200124 October 2002
(resigned)
Labour
Tony Blair

Charles ClarkeCharlesClarke2014.jpg24 October 200215 December 2004Labour

Ruth KellyRuthKellyMP.jpg15 December 20045 May 2006Labour

Alan JohnsonAlan Johnson -9Oct2007-2.jpg5 May 200627 June 2007Labour

Secretaries of State for Children, Schools and Families; and Innovation, Universities and Skills

In 2007, the education portfolio was divided between the Department for Children, Schools and Families (responsible for infant, primary and secondary education), and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (responsible for further, higher and adult education). In 2009, the latter department was merged into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Colour key (for political parties):
  Labour   Labour Co-operative

Sec.State for Children,
Schools and Families
Sec.State for Innovation,
Universities and Skills
Term of officePartyPrime Minister

Ed BallsEd Balls 2.jpg
John DenhamJohn Denham.jpg28 June 20075 June 2009Labour
Labour Co-op (Balls)

Gordon Brown
Post abolished;
duties transferred to
Sec.State for Business,
Innovation and Skills
.
5 June 200911 May 2010

Secretary of State for Education[edit]

The Department for Education and the post of Secretary of State for Education were recreated in 2010.

Responsibility for higher and adult education remained with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Vince Cable 2010–2015, Sajid Javid 2015–2016), until reunited with the Department for Education in 2016.

Colour key (for political parties):
  Conservative

NamePortraitTerm of officePartyPrime Minister

Michael GoveMichael Gove Minister.jpg11 May 201015 July 2014Conservative
David Cameron
(Coalition)

Nicky MorganNicky Morgan DfE.jpg15 July 201414 July 2016Conservative
David Cameron
(II)

Justine GreeningJustine Greening June 2015.jpg14 July 20168 January 2018Conservative
Theresa May

Damian HindsOfficial portrait of Damian Hinds crop 2.jpg8 January 2018IncumbentConservative
Theresa May
(II)
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