Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government


Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
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Department for Communities and Local Government
Incumbent
Eric Pickles

since 12 May 2010
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer David Cameron
Inaugural holder Ruth Kelly
Formation 6 May 2006
Website Communities
United Kingdom
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The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is a Cabinet position heading the UK's Department for Communities and Local Government.

This department was created in 2006 by then British Prime Minister Tony Blair to replace the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Secretary of State took over the responsibilities of the Minister of State for Communities and Local Government. This post, within the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, was created in 2005, on the transfer of several of the functions of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.

Minister of State for Communities and Local Government

Name Portrait Took Office Left Office Political party Prime Minister Notes
David Miliband David Miliband 11 April 2007.JPG 5 May 2005 5 May 2006 Labour Tony Blair Attended Cabinet

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Name Portrait Took Office Left Office Political party Prime Minister Notes
Ruth Kelly RuthKellyMP.jpg 6 May 2006 27 June 2007 Labour Tony Blair Was the first person to hold the office as a Secretary of State; also Minister for Women and Equality.
Hazel Blears Hazel Blears, June 2009 2 cropped.jpg 28 June 2007 5 June 2009 Labour Gordon Brown Came 6th in election for Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party. Was promoted to Cabinet after this election, having previously been Party Chair and a Home Office Minister.
John Denham John Denham MP.jpg 5 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Eric Pickles Eric Pickles, October 2009 1 cropped.jpg 12 May 2010 Incumbent Conservative David Cameron Former party chairman.

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