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Plus Debris - Wilson Administration, 1997

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Cabinet of Pete Wilson, 1997:

President: Pete Wilson (R-CA)
Vice President: Rick Santorum (R-PA)

Secretary of State: Dick Cheney (R-WY)
Secretary of the Treasury: Phil Gramm (R-TX)
Secretary of Defense: Jim Webb (R-VA)
Attorney General: Dan Lundgren (R-CA)
Secretary of the Interior: James V. Hansen (R-UT)
Secretary of Agriculture: Kay Orr (R-NE)
Secretary of Commerce: Ken Blackwell (R-OH)
Secretary of Labor: Jim Gilmore (R-VA)
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Susan Golding (R-CA)
Secretary of Transportation: Tommy Thompson (R-WI)
Secretary of Energy: Haley Barbour (R-MS)
Secretary of Education: Frank Fahrenkopf (R-CO)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Chuck Hagel (R-VA)
Secretary of the Environment: Elaine Chao (R-KY)

Chief of Staff: Mary Matalin (R-IL)
National Security Advisor: Paul Wolfowitz (D-MD)
Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Richard Darman (R-NC)
Ambassador to the United Nations: Robert M. Kimmitt (R-UT)
Trade Representative: M. Peter McPherson (R-MI)
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy: William Bennett (R-NY)
Director of Central Intelligence: Richard James Kerr (I-OR)
Solicitor General: Charles J. Cooper (R-VA)
 
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Plus Debris - Richardson Administration, 2005

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Cabinet of Bill Richardson, 2005:

President: Bill Richardson (D-NM)
Vice President: Ed Rendell (D-PA)

Secretary of State: Sam Nunn (D-GA)
Secretary of the Treasury: John Corzine (D-NJ)
Secretary of Defense: Togo West Jr. (D-NC)
Attorney General: Carol Browner (D-FL)
Secretary of Agriculture: Colin Peterson (D-MN)
Secretary of Commerce: Mark Warner (D-VA)
Secretary of the Interior: Tom Udall (D-NM) (res. 2007) Larry Echo-Hawk (D-ID)
Secretary of Labor: Linda Chavez-Thompson (D-TX)
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-AK)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Wellington Webb (D-CO)
Secretary of Transportation: Joseph H. Boardman (R-NY)
Secretary of Energy: Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Secretary of Education: Gary Locke (D-WA)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Max Cleland (D-GA)
Secretary of the Environment: Deb Callahan (D-CA)

Chief of Staff: Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (res. 2007) Leon Panetta (D-CA)​
National Security Advisor: R. James Woolsey (D-OK) (res. 2006) Susan Rice (D-DC)​
Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Donna Brazile (D-LA) (res. 2007) Katie McGuinty (D-PA)​
Ambassador to the United Nations: Wendy Sherman (D-MD)​
Trade Representative: Aida Álvarez (D-NY)​
Director of Central Intelligence: George Tenet (I-VA) (res. 2006) Ashton Carter (D-PA)​
Solicitor General: Barbara Underwood (D-NY)​
 
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Plus Debris - Rendell Administration, 2008

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Cabinet of Ed Rendell, 2008:

President: Bill Richardson (D-NM)
Vice President: Mary Landrieu (D-LA)


Secretary of State: Sam Nunn (D-GA)
Secretary of the Treasury: John Corzine (D-NJ)
Secretary of Defense: Togo West Jr. (D-NC)
Attorney General: Carol Browner (D-FL) (res. 2008) Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Secretary of Agriculture: Colin Peterson (D-MN)
Secretary of Commerce: Aida Álvarez (D-NY)
Secretary of the Interior: Larry Echo Hawk (D-ID)
Secretary of Labor: Linda Chavez-Thompson (D-TX)
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-AK) (res. 2008) Sylvia Matthews Burrell (D-WV)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Wellington Webb (D-CO)
Secretary of Transportation: Joseph H. Boardman (R-NY)
Secretary of Energy: Mark Warner (D-VA)
Secretary of Education: Gary Locke (D-WA)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Max Cleland (D-GA)
Secretary of the Environment: Deb Callahan (D-CA)

Chief of Staff: Katie McGuinty (D-PA)​
National Security Advisor: Susan Rice (D-DC)​
Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Cecilia Rouse (D-CA)​
Ambassador to the United Nations: Wendy Sherman (D-MD)​
Trade Representative: Carlos Pascual (D-CA)​
Director of Central Intelligence: Ashton Carter (D-PA)​
Solicitor General: Barbara Underwood (D-NY)​
 
Plus Debris - DeVos Administration, 2009

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Cabinet of Betsy DeVos, 2009:

President: Betsy DeVos (R-MI)
Vice President: Charlie Crist (R-FL)

Secretary of State: John Huntsman (R-UT)
Secretary of the Treasury: Rebecca Mark (R-TX) (res. 2010) Glenn Hubbard (R-NY)
Secretary of Defense: Eric Edelman (R-MD)
Attorney General: James Comey (R-NY)
Secretary of Agriculture: Bob Brown (R-MT)
Secretary of Commerce: Mike Duncan (R-TN) (res. 2012) Douglas Holtz-Eakin (R-PA)
Secretary of the Interior: Scott McInnis (R-CO) (res. 2011) Kathleen Clarke (R-UT)
Secretary of Labor: Ann Wagner (R-MO)
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Kay Coles James (R-VA)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Rick Baker (R-FL)
Secretary of Transportation: Marion Blakey (R-VA)
Secretary of Energy: Rob Sobhani (D-LA)
Secretary of Education: Lisa Graham Keegan (R-VA)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Donald C. Winter (R-NY)
Secretary of the Environment: Rob Portman (R-OH)

Chief of Staff: Saul Anuzis (R-MI)​
Director of the Office of Management and Budget: Charlie Baker (R-MA) (res. 2011) Nancy Pfotenhauer (R-VA)​
National Security Advisor: Paula Dobriansky (R-VA)​
UN Ambassador: Pierre-Richard Prosper (R-NY)​
Trade Representative: Ed Gillespie (R-VA)​
Director of Central Intelligence: George Cofer Black (I-VA)​
Solicitor General: Ted Cruz (R-TX)​
 
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1983-1990: Bob Hawke (Labor)
1990-1992: Andrew Peacock (Liberal)
1992-1993: John Howard (Liberal)
1993-2001: Paul Keating (Labor)
2001-2008: Bronwyn Bishop (Liberal)
2008-2012: Joe Hockey (Liberal)
2012-2015: Simon Crean (Labor)
2015-2021: Christopher Pyne (Liberal)
2021-: Tanya Plibersek
(Labor)
 

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1995-2000: Jaques Chirac (RPR) †
1995: Lionel Jospin (PS)
2000: Christian Poncelet (RPR)
2000-2010: Lionel Jospin (PS)
2000: Alain Juppe (RPR)
2005: Nicholas Sarkozy (RPR)

2010-2015: Michèle Alliot-Marie (NR)
2010: Laurent Fabius (PS)
2015-: Martine Aubry (PS)
2015: Michèle Alliot-Marie (NR)
2020: Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (RF)
 

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2015-2018: Thomas Mulcair (New Democratic)
2015 (Minority): Stephen Harper (Conservative), Bob Rae (Liberal), André Bellavance (Bloc Québécois), Elizabeth May (Green)
2017 Electoral Reform Referendum:
Question 1:
52% CHANGE, 48% NO CHANGE
Question 2: 47% RANKED CHOICE, 33% MMP, 20% STV

2018-: Mélanie Joly (Liberal)
2018: Erin O'Toole (Conservative), Thomas Mulcair (New Democratic), Elizabeth May (Green), Denis Trudel (Bloc Québécois)
2022: Michelle Rempel (Conservative), Svend Robinson (New Democratic), Nick Wright (Green), Denis Trudel (Bloc Québécois)
 
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2006-2016: Stephen Harper (Conservative)
2006 (Minority): Paul Martin (Liberal), Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Québécois), Jack Layton (New Democratic)
2008 (Minority): Stephane Dion (Liberal), Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Québécois), Jack Layton (New Democratic), Elizabeth May (Green)
2011: Jack Layton (New Democratic), Michael Ignatieff (Liberal), Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Québécois), Elizabeth May (Green)
2015 (Minority): Thomas Mulcair (New Democratic), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Daniel Paillé (Bloc Québécois), Elizabeth May (Green)

2016-2017: Peter MacKay (Conservative)
2017-2021: Thomas Mulcair (New Democratic)

2017: Peter MacKay (Conservative), Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Daniel Paillé (Bloc Québécois), Elizabeth May (Green)
2021-: Jason Kenney (Conservative)
2021: Chrystia Freeland (Liberal), Thomas Mulcair (New Democratic), Mario Beaulieu (Bloc Québécois), Dmitri Lascaris (Green)
 

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(The Cabinet, as composed under the Ministry of The Rt. Hon. Cecil Parkinson, MP, October 1987)

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Conservative Party - The Rt. Hon. Cecil Parkinson, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury - The Rt. Hon. George Younger, MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - The Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine, MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department - The Rt. Hon Tom King, MP
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons - The Rt. Hon. David Waddington, MP
Secretary of State for Education and Science - The Rt. Hon. Peter Walker, MP
Secretary of State for Defence - The Rt. Hon. Norman Tebbit, MP
Secretary of State for Transport - The Rt. Hon. Lynda Chalker, MP
Secretary of State for Health and Social Security- The Rt. Hon. John Biffen, MP
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and President of the Board of Trade - The Rt. Hon. John Moore, MP
Secretary of State for Employment - The Rt. Hon. Chris Patten, MP
Secretary of State for Energy - The Rt. Hon. Edwina Currie, MP
Secretary of State for the Environment - The Rt. Hon. Michael Howard, MP
Secretary of State for Scotland - The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Rifkind, MP
Secretary of State for Wales - The Rt. Hon. David Hunt, MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - The Rt. Hon. William Waldegrave, MP
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries - The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke, MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury - The Rt. Hon. Alastair Goodlad, MP
Lord High Chancellor - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mackay of Clashfern, QC, PC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip - The Rt. Hon. John MacGregor, MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster - The Rt. Hon. Nicholas Ridley, MP
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords - The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Sinclair, the Earl of Caithness, PC


(The Cabinet, as composed under the Ministry of The Rt. Hon. Robin Cook, MP, October, 1991)

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Labour Party - The Rt. Hon. Robin Cook, MP
Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Secretary of State for the Home Department - The Rt. Hon. Roy Hattersley, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury - The Rt. Hon. John Smith, QC, MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs - The Rt. Hon. Dr. David Clark, MP
Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council - The Rt. Hon. Gerald Kaufman, MP
Secretary of State for Education and Science - The Rt. Hon. Kevin McNamara, MP
Secretary of State for Defence - The Rt. Hon. Denzil Davies, MP
Secretary of State for Transport - The Rt. Hon. John Prescott, MP
Secretary of State for Health - The Rt. Hon. Bryan Gould, MP
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and President of the Board of Trade - The Rt. Hon. Martin O’Neill, MP
Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - The Rt. Hon. Kevin MacNamara, MP
Secretary of State for Social Security - The Rt. Hon. Margaret Beckett, MP
Secretary of State for Employment - The Rt. Hon. Frank Dobson, MP
Secretary of State for the Environment - The Rt. Hon. Jack Straw, MP
Secretary of State for International Development and Co-operation - The Rt. Hon. Michael Meacher, MP
Secretary of State for Scotland - The Rt. Hon. Donald Dewar, QC, MP
Secretary of State for Wales - The Rt. Hon. Ann Clwyd, MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - The Rt. Hon. Dr. Jack Cunningham, MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury - The Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman, MP
Lord High Chancellor - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mishcon, QC, PC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Labour Chief Whip - The Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for Women's Rights - The Rt. Hon. Joan Lestor, MP
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords - The Rt. Hon. The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede, PC
 
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Secretary of State for Health - The Rt. Hon. Bryan Gould, MP
This actually would work out quite well, whilst Health never particularly seemed to be an interest of his, he probably be able to generate some decent ideas for health care reform in Britain, probably something along his ESOPs idea.
 

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Fiddling about with formats, is this a better or worse way of illustrating this information?

(The Cabinet, as composed under the Ministry of The Rt. Hon. Helen Kendrick MP, June 2013)

Prime Minister
First Lord of the Treasury
Leader of the Radical Party
The Rt. Hon. Helen Kendrick, MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Leader of the Radical Party
Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs
The Rt. Hon. Charles Beck, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Second Lord of the Treasury
The Rt. Hon. Dr. Jon Blasdel, MP.
Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentThe Rt. Hon. Henry Peterson, MP
Secretary of State for Foreign AffairsThe Rt. Hon. Nancy Dewar, SC, MP
Minister of Justice
Attorney General
The Rt. Hon. Jo Parnes, SC, NC
Minister of DefenceThe Rt. Hon. Tim Purcell, MP
Minister of HealthThe Rt. Hon. Paul Falae, MP
Minister of EducationThe Rt. Hon. Joel Baker, MP
Minister of Economic DevelopmentThe Rt. Hon. Imran Rais, MP
Minister of Social SecurityThe Rt. Hon. Ruth Milne, MP
Minister of Employment and Immigration
Secretary for Scotland
The Rt. Hon. Meg Redford, MP
Minister of Transport and CommunicationsThe Rt. Hon. Will Charles, MP
Minister of the Environment, Energy and Natural ResourcesThe Rt. Hon. Evelyn Guthrie, MP
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Secretary for Wales
The Rt. Hon. Leanne Taylor, MP
Minister of National Heritage
Secretary for Ireland
The Rt. Hon. Roisin Dillon, MP
Minister of International Co-operationThe Rt. Hon. Ben Griffin, MP
Leader of the House of Commons The Rt. Hon. Jan Morrissey, MP
Leader of the House of CouncillorsThe Rt. Hon. Oliver Mark, NC
Chief Secretary of the TreasuryThe Rt. Hon. Iain Kane, MP
Also Attending Cabinet When Ministerial Responsibilities are on the Agenda:
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Chief Whip in the House of Commons
The Rt. Hon. Tom Lawrence, MP
Minister of Labour and Industrial RelationsThe Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Smith, MP
Minister for Families, Children and YouthThe Rt. Hon. Lora Nichols, MP
 
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(The Cabinet, as composed under the Ministry of The Rt. Hon. Helen Kendrick MP, June 2013)
"In their first hours and days in office new Prime Ministers must make snap judgements with enormous long-term consequences. High on victory and utterly exhausted, new leaders are at their strongest and weakest. Kendrick, having settled on most of her choices for cabinet appointments months before, was determined to only show strength in the five days between her election victory and the formal swearing-in of her Ministry at Kensington Palace.

The size of Kendrick's plurality and the underperformance of the Centrists scrambled her coalition calculations – she had expected four members of the liberal party to join her cabinet. Kendrick liked Isadore Porter, once describing him as “the best cabinet minister who never was”. She respected his intellect and his strong stands against corruption and authoritarianism even when they failed to generate votes. But she did not like him enough to go to war with half her party. Charles Beck, Nancy Dewar and several emissaries from the backbenches made clear that they would not tolerate an unnecessary olive branch to the party that had kept Thomas Caro in power for fifteen years. Instead, the barely-known Henry Peterson became Home Secretary. A seemingly permanently middle-aged former police officer who had supported Dewar in the leadership election, he was not close to the new Prime Minister. She appointed him for his credentials on crime (a longstanding weakness for the Radicals) and his experience in a slew of junior posts in the Bertram ministry. Kendrick vetoed all of his choices for Minister of State at the Home Office, giving the job to Sarah Garvey-Whelan, a young Kendrick loyalist. It was an early example of who Kendrick was and wasn't willing to push around…

…One of her election promises was to reduce the size of the cabinet; under Caro and Gardner it had become increasingly bloated and unwieldy, derided by Radicals as "jobs for the boys". Kendrick quickly moved to merge and abolish several departments, cut the number of cabinet posts by a third and restored full cabinet as a space for decision-making. How Whitehall Ministries were reshaped showed her immediate priorities: the verbosely-titled Department of Ecology, Energy and Natural Resources brought focus environmental ambitions and policymaking while taking immigration policy out of the Home Office and into a new Department of Employment and Immigration was less successful in meeting Kendrick’s stated ambition of building consensus on the issue of migration.

The new prime minister used this reshaped Whitehall to dispatch and satisfy her allies and rivals. Imran Rais had been seen as political deadwood after losing the London Mayoralty and then coming a distant third in the Radical leadership after entering as the frontrunner. But since then he had quietly rebuilt his standing, and he retained a sense of glamour and a not-insignificant following in London. He was appointed to head the new Department of Economic Development. Known as “DOE” or “DEAD” within Whitehall, Rais led a beefed-up body for joined-up economic policy and planning, a purpose that soon caught the negative attention of mandarins at the Treasury. Rais, not seeing being Mayor of London as the peak of his career, declared himself "back for good" and openly talked about succeeding Kendrick. He was not the only one.

Within 24 hours of becoming Radical leader, Helen Kendrick had promised her second-place opponent the Foreign Office. But Nancy Dewar had spent the two years since her defeat expecting the woman who upset her to renege on her promise. She regularly complained to friends that Kendrick was going to "send me off to deal with fucking farmers". The Prime Minister had no such plans, fearful of a potential challenge. Dewar was overjoyed by the appointment and could barely conceal her grin as she was sworn in as Foreign Secretary. Her low expectations meant that it took a while for the Prime Minister’s other ministerial choices to sink in.

Meanwhile, Jon Blasdel was the only choice Kendrick had considered for Chancellor. She was impressed by his grasp of economics in and reassured by his advanced age and lack of ambition even as some in the party saw the appointment as a “blockage” for a younger and more ambitious figure. Blasdel considered himself a loyalist to the party as opposed to any single faction, seeing his position as being to but a leash on the spendthrift ambitions of other ministers, while preparing to implement the wealth taxes that Bertram had vetoed.

Another early appointment was Roisin Dillon, reprising her role as Secretary for Ireland. This was seen as an olive branch to Nancy Dewar, who she had backed during the leadership election. The post of Ireland Secretary was now a sinecure to guarantee an Irish voice in the cabinet, so she was given the additional post of Minister of National Heritage, another super-ministry created from combining several long-neglected junior posts and sidelined departmental units. Setting her sights on securing the 2020 World's Fair for Dublin she quickly abandoned her previous hostility for Kendrick, lauding her for giving "jobs for the girls"…

Charles Beck was happy with all these choices. Still assuming that he was the next Prime Minister, he viewed Kendrick’s choices for Great Offices of State positively, seeing Blasdel, Peterson as competent but unambitious and Dewar as too politically defective to do well in a future contest. His own ministerial appointment was more fraught. When he withdrew from the leadership contest he demanded that the new leader make him Chancellor and give him dominance over social policy. Kendrick played hardline, horrified at the prospect of her government as a dual monarchy. She relied on the calculation that he wanted power and honorifics - Deputy Prime Minister went a long way to soothing his temper. But she knew that she had to give him more the role of standing in for her when she was out of the country. His ambitions were satisfied with the creation of the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, a department merged five ministries that had existed under Gardner. His sprawling portfolio, which included relations with Home Rule Administrations, government bureaucracies, housing policy and Britain's Overseas Territories, guaranteed him a role in almost every aspect of policy making. The media dubbed him "Minister for Everything." Beck embraced Radical MP's title of "Minister for Meddling". Kendrick loyalists nicknamed him "Secretary of State for Everything Else."

If it were up to the majority of the new cabinet, Ben Griffin would have been kept out of it. Even many Radicals who backed his attempt to force out Anne-Marie Bertram viewed him as past his prime. But Kendrick prized his intellect, his experience and his connections; he was a personality strong enough to keep Kendrick’s rivals at bay and intimidate the opposition benches. Griffin himself was conflicted. He saw that his power in large part now flowed from his proximity to the Prime Minister but resented his reliance on her patronage, only in parliament and cabinet because Kendrick had appointed him to the House of Councillors. This dependency was reinforced by his new role: Minister for International Co-operation, a non-departmental post designed especially for the man. His brief was to act as an ambassador at-large and all-purpose treaty negotiator. Kendrick had made no secret of her ambition to bring into Britain into the Association of European States and hoped Griffin would be able to leverage his connections on the continent to do so. Griffin was ambivalent to membership of the Verband but believed success in Berlin would mean a future portfolio of influence back at home.

But when his appointment was announced just hours before the swearing-in ceremony, there was immediate blowback: from backbenchers, from soon-to-be opposition benches and peace groups alike. Charles Beck in particular “blew his gasket”. The position of those close to Beck was that the new Deputy Prime Minister viewed Griffin as everything wrong with the Radical Party: having been in politics long enough to serve in the government of Bertram and his daughter, having made unpopular and ruthless decisions at the helm of a string of international agencies and having indulged in the worst forms of factionalism and backbiting in his role in the botched May Day Putsch. Beck, a long-standing sceptic of membership of the Verband, was also not thrilled Griffin’s role in negotiating entry to the Association. People less favourable to Beck have suggested that the Londoner blamed the elderly Scotsman for the collapse of his leadership bid before it even began – “he fucking poached my people!” in the words of Beck himself.

Dewar was equally livid, viewing the appointment as a power-grab by Downing Street that would ensure that she would have no real autonomy over foreign policy. Many of the civil servants at her new department shared this view, but there was remarkably little briefing or public dissent from Radical ranks. The party was still basking from a decisive victory, and Beck and Dewar’s private anger was in contrast to the statements of satisfaction and support they’d given to the press mere hours before Griffin’s appointment was announced. Nancy Dewar told reporters that she was excited to work with “one of the greats” even as she privately, and presciently, began speculating on how long it would be until Griffin started another war…

Thusly by the time Helen Kendrick sat down with her new cabinet to pose for the official photograph in Kensington Palace, it was all smiles. Some of those smiles were more sincere than others. In the four days between the election and the swearing-in ceremony, most of the next eight years had already been decided…”
 
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Taken from The Parliamentary Sketch, The Dispatch, June 2019:

Talk to the hand, Nancy: Helen Kendrick comes close to her ideal Thursday
An efficient cabinet reshuffle reminds the Prime Minister why she wanted this job in the first place.

Helen Kendrick is powerful in a way that Arnie Lasker or David Tripplehorn are not: unlike her counterparts in Germany or the States, the British Prime Minister has sole power to hire, fire and reshuffle her ministers and make and unmake departments. That's why Helen Kendrick, like most PMs, do their reshuffles in person. To remind her restless underlings who's in charge. To whom they owe everything.

Best to get the big people out the way first. Dewar first.

"Hi Nancy, you treacherous berk. I've never liked you, you've spent eighteen months doing sod all at Economic Development and your supporters are finally peeling off only seven and a bit years after I beat you."

"So you're making me Chancellor then?" Nancy asked hopefully.

"No," sighed Helen. Nancy Dewar had spent the last leadership election calling her bratwurst-loving Kraut who was in the way of the Caledonian Coronation and had only just come to terms with not being Prime Minister. She had been nice enough to let Ben Griffin be Foreign Secretary instead of her for four years but since then but her inability to read a room was starting to grate...

"Please. Give me anything. Minster for Sport. Lounge singer on a Zeppelin. Anything to avoid spending more time back in Leith-"

"Bye."

That was the reshuffle basically the reshuffle over for Kendrick. Yes, she'd made a to-do list, but all she wanted to do was sack Dewar. Her entire time in government had been leading up to this. But as she went off to celebrate with an early lunch, an aide reminded her that there were about twenty other people in the cabinet.

So a sweaty and nervous Imran Rais was brought in next. "I know the schools have been on strike non-stop for the last two years and every parent in the country has a dartboard with my face on it but at least I'm not Nancy Dewar?"

"Bye." Worth a try, anyway.

The was a brief gap in Kendrick's schedule. She thought for a bit. Ruth Milne. The Prime Minister actually liked her. Which is why she'd held every position in the cabinet over the last six years, cleaning up after every screw-up and scandal in the Kendrick Ministry. She'd proved herself. She deserved a reward. To become the fourth Home Secretary in six years is always a sign things can only go well. What are friends for?

Then Griffin and Blasdel arrived. Their combined age spanned millennia, but that meant that they were too ancient to try and replace her with themselves. They remembered living through both Great Wars and watching Brutus stab Caesar and had concluded that political putsches were rarely worth it. And besides, Blasdel was good at boring Treasury officials into submission and Ben Griffin had a file on every World Congress diplomat from Geneva to Peking.

Griffin retained his mandate to set the world to rights but Blasdel wished to retire and return to his first job of constructing Stonehenge. So his equally immortal deputy Paul Falae, one of the few cabinet members who ever knowingly backed a winning side, was given the honour of delivering his old boss's budgets until whenever the prime minister chose to retire. Which might be tomorrow or 2030.

Kieran Cusack was next. Yes, he was scheming and nepotistic and obviously fancied Kendrick's job, but he was good at telling Saor Éire where to go and he was also one of three Irish Radicals who didn't vote for Dewar seven years ago. And he looked bloody nice in khaki shorts when he'd gone to see the Irish Rangers in Malaya. So he got a promotion as well, to Justice. He was a lawyer so sentencing reform, court backlogs and general human misery would be right up his alley.

She glanced at a list of names. Two caught her eye: Lora Nichols and Andrew Ofoyen. Two of Beck's henchpeople. They were both ever-so-grateful to join the cabinet, almost enough to reconsider their loyalties. They'd hadn't seen the catch. Labour and Environment are anonymous postings unless something goes very badly. The first the public would hear from them will be when striking Atomkraft workers caused a meltdown that irradiates half of East Anglia. The pair of them were halfway down Whitehall before their eyes went wide, realising what she'd just done.

"Strong reshuffle", murmured the hacks parked outside Number 10. Kendrick smiled. Yes it was. And she'd enjoyed every second. But she was sure she'd forgotten something...

That night, just as she was about to drift off to sleep, she swore at the ceiling. She rushed out of bed, but it was too late. It was almost midnight, a new day, the reshuffle was over. And she'd forgotten to sack Charles Beck and take down the Intergovernmental Affairs Reich. "Bugger," she murmured as she went up back to bed. "Still, not a total waste of time." Days like this are what being Prime Minister is all about.
 
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(The Cabinet, as composed under the Ministry of The Rt. Hon. Helen Kendrick MP, June 2019)

Prime Minister and Leader of the Radical Party: The Rt. Hon. Helen Kendrick, MP
Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Leader of the Radical Party and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Charles Beck, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer: The Rt. Hon. Dr. Paul Falae, MP.
Secretary of State for the Home Department: The Rt. Hon. Ruth Milne, MP
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Right Hon. Dr. Ben Griffin, NC
Minister of Justice and Attorney General: The Rt. Hon. Kieran Cusack, SC, MP
Minister of Defence: The Rt. Hon. Meg Redford, MP
Minister of Education: The Rt. Hon. Angela Waugh, MP
Minister of Health: The Rt. Hon. Dr. Isadore Porter, MP
Minister of Economic Development: The Rt. Hon. Declan Powell, MP

Minister of Social Services: The Rt. Hon. Riya Singh, MP
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: The Rt. Hon. Eddie Sparrow, MP
Minister of Transport and Communications
: The Rt. Hon. Michaela Guy, MP
Minister of Labour: The Rt. Hon. Lora Nichols, MP

Minister of Ecology, Energy and Natural Resources: The Rt. Hon. Andrew Ofoyen, MP
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries: The Rt. Hon. Tim Purcell, MP
Minister of National Heritage: The Rt. Hon. Danielle Costa, MP
Leader of the House of Commons: The Rt. Hon. Joel Baker, MP
Leader of the House of Councillors: The Rt. Hon. Mary Shipley, NC
Chief Secretary to the Treasury: The Rt. Hon. Reuben Smith, MP


Also attending cabinet meetings when their ministerial responsibilities are on the agenda:
Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Whip of the House of Commons:
The Rt. Hon. Jan Morrissey, MP
Minister of State for Ageing, Social Care and Hygiene: The Rt. Hon. Lucy Bertram, MP
Minister of State for Overseas Territories: The Rt, Hon. Joe Zammit, NC
Minister of International Aid and Co-operation: The Rt. Hon. Tessa Huntley, MP
 
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