Home Secretary

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Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, normally referred to as the Home Secretary, is head of the Home Office and a senior Cabinet minister in Her Majesty's Government.wikipedia
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Home Office

Home AffairsHome DepartmentUK Home Office
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, normally referred to as the Home Secretary, is head of the Home Office and a senior Cabinet minister in Her Majesty's Government.
The Cabinet minister responsible for the department is the Home Secretary.

Priti Patel

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The position has been held by Priti Patel.
Priti Sushil Patel (born 29 March 1972) is a British politician who has served as Home Secretary since 2019 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witham since 2010.

Great Offices of State

Great Office of Stateofficea senior position
It is a high profile position, one of the four Great Offices of State, and is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious and important roles in the British Cabinet.
They are the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary.


Security ServiceBritish Security ServiceSecurity Service (MI5)
The remit of the Home Office also includes policing in England and Wales and matters of national security, as the Security Service (MI5) is directly accountable to the Home Secretary.
The Security Service comes under the authority of the Home Secretary within the Cabinet.

William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne

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William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, (2 May 1737 – 7 May 1805; known as The Earl of Shelburne between 1761 and 1784, by which title he is generally known to history) was an Irish-born British Whig statesman who was the first Home Secretary in 1782 and then Prime Minister in 1782–83 during the final months of the American War of Independence.

Ministry of Justice (United Kingdom)

Ministry of JusticeJusticeMinister of State for Justice
Formerly, the Home Secretary was the minister responsible for prisons and probation in England and Wales; however in 2007 those responsibilities were transferred to the newly created Ministry of Justice under the Lord Chancellor.
The ministry was formed in May 2007 when some functions of the Home Secretary were combined with the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

Frederick North, Lord North

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He also held a number of other cabinet posts, including Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer.

George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer

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He notably served as Home Secretary from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.

Charles Philip Yorke

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He notably served as Home Secretary from 1803 to 1804.

Robert Peel

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Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, (5 February 1788 – 2 July 1850) was a British Conservative statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–35 and 1841–46) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–27 and 1828–30).

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

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In a ministerial career spanning nearly half a century, he notably served as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer and was three times Lord President of the Council.

Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester

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He notably held office as Home Secretary under Henry Addington from 1801 to 1803.

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848), in some sources called Henry William Lamb, was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841).

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

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Addington is also known for his reactionary crackdown on advocates of democratic reforms during a ten-year spell as Home Secretary from 1812 to 1822.

Richard Ryder (Secretary of State)

Richard RyderHon. Richard RyderRichard Ryder (19th century politician)
He notably served as Home Secretary between 1809 and 1812.

William Sturges Bourne

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He was briefly Home Secretary under George Canning in 1827.

John Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough

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He was notably Home Secretary in 1834 and served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1846 and 1847, the first years of the Great Famine.

Canningite government, 1827–1828

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Canning was very much on the moderate wing of the Tory Party, and many of the more hard-line members of Liverpool's government, including the Home Secretary, Sir Robert Peel, and national hero the Duke of Wellington (Master-General of the Ordnance), refused to serve under him.

Second Melbourne ministry

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Lord Palmerston returned as Foreign Secretary while Lord John Russell held his first major office as Home Secretary.

William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

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In 1789 he served briefly as Speaker of the House of Commons before he entered the cabinet as Home Secretary.

Constantine Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby

The Marquess of NormanbyViscount NormanbyLord Normanby
He notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1835 to 1839 and as Home Secretary from 1839 to 1841 and was British Ambassador to France between 1846 and 1852.

Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet

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He became Secretary of the Home Department from September 1841 to July 1846 and again First Lord of the Admiralty from December 1852 until February 1855.