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The Cabinet
 

Prime Minister
Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Prime Minister
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Home Secretary
Home Secretary
Foreign Secretary
Foreign Secretary
Lord Chancellor
Lord Chancellor
Education Secretary
Education Secretary
Minister without Portfolio
Minister without Portfolio
Leader of the Commons
Leader of the Commons
Chief Whip
Chief Whip
Culture Secretary
Culture Secretary
Transport, Local Government and the Regions Secretary
Transport, Local Government and the Regions Secretary
International Development Secretary
International Development Secretary
Work and Pensions Secretary
Work and Pensions Secretary
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary
Leader of the Lords
Leader of the Lords
Trade Secretary
Trade Secretary
Health Secretary
Health Secretary
Scottish Secretary
Scottish Secretary
Welsh Secretary
Welsh Secretary
Northern Ireland Secretary
Northern Ireland Secretary
Defence Secretary
Defence Secretary
Treasury Chief Secretary
Treasury Chief Secretary
 
GORDON BROWN
Chancellor of the Exchequer

There have been times since Labour's election to power that the chancellor has seemed more unassailable than the prime minister himself and Gordon Brown remains the only cabinet member whose name never comes up ahead of a reshuffle.

As key figure in the New Labour project, the chancellor presides over a healthy economy with the lowest unemployment for almost 30 years.

But despite all this success, rumours persist that he would still like to step into the top job itself.

As this second Labour term develops, Westminster watchers will no doubt speculate whether some kind of "gentleman's agreement" over the leadership exists between Mr Brown and Mr Blair - and whether or not it will lead to the chancellor eventually moving next door.

 

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