Changes to the British Cabinet in 1986

Wednesday 30 December 2015

01 January 02 September 23 September
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher
Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe Sir Geoffrey Howe Sir Geoffrey Howe
Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson Nigel Lawson Nigel Lawson
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Rees John MacGregor John MacGregor
Home Secretary Leon Brittan Douglas Hurd Douglas Hurd
Secretary of State for the Environment Patrick Jenkin Patrick Jenkin Kenneth Baker
Secretary of State for Defence Michael Heseltine Michael Heseltine Michael Heseltine
Secretary of State for Employment Tom King Lord Young of Graffham Lord Young of Graffham
Secretary of State for Education and Science Sir Keith Joseph Sir Keith Joseph Sir Keith Joseph
Secretary of State for Trade & Industry Norman Tebbit Leon Brittan Leon Brittan
Secretary of State for Energy Peter Walker Peter Walker Peter Walker
Secretary of State for Health and Social Security Norman Fowler Norman Fowler Norman Fowler
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Douglas Hurd Tom King (3 Sept) Tom King
Secretary of State for Scotland George Younger George Younger George Younger
Secretary of State for Wales Nicholas Edwards Nicholas Edwards Nicholas Edwards
Secretary of State for Transport Nicholas Ridley Nicholas Ridley Nicholas Ridley
Lord Chancellor Lord Hailsham Lord Hailsham Lord Hailsham
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords Viscount Whitelaw Viscount Whitelaw Viscount Whitelaw
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons John Biffen John Biffen John Biffen
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Lord Cockfield Lord Cockfield Lord Cockfield
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Michael Jopling Michael Jopling Michael Jopling
Minister for the Arts Earl of Gowrie Richard Luce Richard Luce
Minister without Portfolio Lord Young of Graffham Vacant Vacant