The current secretary of state for foreign, Commonwealth and development affairs is Dominic Raab
, since his appointment by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July 2019.
Corresponding to what is generally known as a foreign minister
in many other countries, the foreign secretary's remit includes:
List of foreign secretaries
Secretaries of state for foreign affairs (1782–1968)
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
- ^ The Prince of Wales served as Prince Regent from 5 February 1811.
- ^ Elevated to the Peerage of the United Kingdom in November 1803.
- ^ Elected to a new constituency in the 1807 general election.
- ^ Elected to a new constituency in the 1950 general election.
- ^ Walker was the MP for Smethwick and Labour's shadow Foreign Secretary, prior to the 1964 general election. He lost his seat in the election but was appointed to the post anyway. He resigned after fighting and losing a 1965 by-election in Leyton.
Secretaries of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs (1968–2020)
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Secretaries of state for foreign, Commonwealth and development affairs (2020–present)
Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
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- ^ "Ministerial responsibility". GCHQ. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2017. Day-to-day ministerial responsibility for GCHQ lies with the Foreign Secretary.
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- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab acad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av awax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bpbq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch"Past Foreign Secretaries". gov.uk. Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- ^ a b c Including honorifics and constituencies for elected MPs.
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- ^ "Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as foreign secretary". BBC News. 9 July 2018.
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