Tony Blair’s First Cabinet – 1997

The Blair Labour government was elected at UK General Election of May 1, 1997.

The Labour Party had a landslide victory, winning 418 seats to the Conservative Party’s 165, with the Liberal Democrats on 46.

Blair served as prime minister for 10 years, winning two more elections in 2001 and 2005.

Tony Blair’s first Cabinet – 1997.

1. The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service

2. The Right Honourable John Prescott, MP
Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions

3. The Right Honourable Gordon Brown, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer

4. The Right Honourable Robin Cook, MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

5. The Right Honourable The Lord Irvine of Lairg
Lord Chancellor

6. The Right Honourable Jack Straw, MP
Secretary of State for the Home Department

7. The Right Honourable David Blunkett, MP
Secretary of State for Education and Employment

8. The Right Honourable Margaret Beckett, MP
President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

9. The Right Honourable Dr Jack Cunningham, MP
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

10. The Right Honourable Donald Dewar, MP
Secretary of State for Scotland

11. The Right Honourable George Robertson, MP
Secretary of State for Defence

12. The Right Honourable Frank Dobson, MP
Secretary of State for Health

13. The Right Honourable Ann Taylor, MP
President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

14. The Right Honourable Chris Smith, MP
Secretary of State for National Heritage

15. The Right Honourable Harriet Harman, MP
Secretary of State for Social Security

16. The Right Honourable Dr Marjorie Mowlam, MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

17. The Right Honourable Ron Davies, MP
Secretary of State for Wales

18. The Right Honourable Clare Short, MP
Secretary of State for International Development

19. The Right Honourable The Lord Richard
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords

20. The Right Honourable David Clark, MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

21. The Right Honourable Gavin Strang, MP
Minister of Transport

22. The Right Honourable Alistair Darling, MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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