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The Cabinet
 

Intro
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
 
ALISTAIR DARLING
Transport

Tony Blair clearly wanted a safe pair of hands at the Transport Department in the wake of the resignation of Stephen Byers and Alistair Darling's reputation fitted the role perfectly.

As he did in his previous role as work and pensions secretary, he almost immediately took the department out of the damaging media glare.

But with key decisions to be made for road and rail, Mr Darling cannot expect to maintain a low profile.

As one of Labour's modernisers and as a close ally of the prime minister, it seems likely that his future is assured in the future - even if he has a questionable relationship with Labour's rank and file.

 

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