Changes to the British Cabinet in 1987

Wednesday 30 December 2015

01 January 13 June
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher
Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe Sir Geoffrey Howe
Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson Nigel Lawson
Chief Secretary to the Treasury John MacGregor John Major
Home Secretary Douglas Hurd Douglas Hurd
Secretary of State for the Environment Nicholas Ridley Nicholas Ridley
Secretary of State for Defence George Younger George Younger
Secretary of State for Employment Lord Young of Graffham Norman Fowler
Secretary of State for Education and Science Kenneth Baker Kenneth Baker
Secretary of State for Trade & Industry Paul Channon Lord Young of Graffham
Secretary of State for Energy Peter Walker Cecil Parkinson
Secretary of State for Health and Social Security Norman Fowler John Moore
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Tom King Tom King
Secretary of State for Scotland Malcolm Rifkind Malcolm Rifkind
Secretary of State for Wales Nicholas Edwards Peter Walker
Secretary of State for Transport John Moore Paul Channon
Lord Chancellor Lord Hailsham Lord Havers (26 October – Lord Mackay)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords Viscount Whitelaw Viscount Whitelaw
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons John Biffen John Wakeham
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Norman Tebbit Kenneth Clarke
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Michael Jopling John MacGregor