Secretary of State for International Development

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Secretary of State for International Development

Cabinet minister responsible for the Department for International Development and for promoting development overseas, particularly in Developing country|developing countries add

Category: Politics

Founded in 1974.

Countries: United Kingdom (92%), (8%)

Main connections: Justine Greening, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Patrick McLoughlin

Linked to: Conservative Party, Labour Party

 

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1974

Wilson again established the Ministry in 1974, but later merged it into the Foreign Office once again: from 10 June 1975 to 8 October 1979 the Foreign Secretary served as "'Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for Overseas Development"' in the cabinet, while the Minister for Overseas Development held the rank of Minister of State within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office add something


1989

Ann Clwyd - She returned as Shadow Secretary of State for Overseas Development from 1989 to 1992 and served as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales in 1992 and for National Heritage from 1992 to 1993


1997

The post was created in 1997 when the Department for International Development was made independent of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office add something


2003

Hilary Benn - He served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development from 2003 to 2007 and as the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2007 to 11 May 2010

 

Tony Benn - He was Secretary of State for International Development from 2003 to 2007, and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs until 2010

 

John Bercow - In November 2003, the new Conservative Leader Michael Howard appointed Bercow as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development


2004

Alan Duncan - This continued to be the case when he was moved to become Shadow Secretary of State for International Development in September 2004


2007

Douglas Alexander - Following Gordon Brown's appointment as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007, he appointed Douglas Alexander as Secretary of State for International Development


2008

Cabinet of the United Kingdom - Until the re-appointment to the cabinet of Lord Mandelson on 3 October 2008, the former Leader of the Lords, Lady Amos, was the last peer to sit in any other Cabinet post, as Secretary of State for International Development from May to October 2003


2010

David Mitchell (politician) - Mitchell's son Andrew Mitchell is the Member of Parliament for Sutton Coldfield, and served as Secretary of State for International Development and briefly as Chief Whip in David Cameron's government between 2010 and 2012

 

Tim Cross - In an interview for "The Independent" in January 2010, Cross, speaking again about post-war Iraq, claimed "A lot of senior generals were frustrated that they didn't have sufficient resources", and singled out both Blair and Claire Short, Secretary of State for International Development at the time of the invasion, as well as criticising the system in which funding was allocated for the Iraq campaign


2012

Justine Greening - She was appointed Secretary of State for International Development in September 2012

 

The current Secretary of State for International Development is Justine Greening, who was appointed to the post on 4 September 2012 add something

 

Justine Greening - On 4 September 2012, she was replaced by Patrick McLoughlin at the Department of Transport and became Secretary of State for International Development

 

Justine Greening - On 4 September 2012, she was replaced by Patrick McLoughlin at the Department of Transport, and became Secretary of State for International Development


2015

Ed Miliband - Miliband conducted a final mini-reshuffle ahead of the 2015 general election in November 2014, when Jim Murphy resigned as Shadow International Development Secretary to become Leader of the Scottish Labour Party


2016

Priti Patel - In July 2016, Patel was appointed Secretary of State for International Development in Theresa May's cabinet