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Cameron appoints his coalition cabinet

1. DAVID CAMERON
Prime Minister
Tory leader becomes PM, as well as First Lord to the Treasury

2. NICK CLEGG
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat leader is Deputy PM, overseeing political reform

3. GEORGE OSBORNE
Chancellor
Former shadow chancellor is moving in to Number 11

4. WILLIAM HAGUE
Foreign Secretary
A former Tory leader, Hague becomes the face of government abroad

5. VINCE CABLE
Business secretary
Deputy Lib Dem leader, responsible for trade, industry, and universities

6. DAVID LAWS
Chief Secretary to Treasury
Lib Dem becomes Osborne’s Number 2 at the Treasury

7. LIAM FOX
Defence Secretary
Veteran right-winger will oversee Britain’s armed forces

8. THERESA MAY
Home Secretary
Most senior woman in cabinet; power over immigration and policing

9. ANDREW LANSLEY
Health Secretary
Former doctor, his department doesn’t face spending cuts

10. MICHAEL GOVE
Schools Secretary
Radical reformer; will break local authority hold on state education

11. IAIN DUNCAN SMITH
Work and Pensions Secretary
Ex-Tory leader and right-winger will reform the welfare state

12. JEREMY HUNT
Media and Culture Secretary
Responsibility for media, culture, sports and the olympics

13. KEN CLARKE
Justice Secretary
Former QC, with responsibility for courts and prisons

14. CHRIS HUHNE
Energy Secretary
Lib Dem will also be charged with reducing UK’s carbon emissions

15. DANNY ALEXANDER
Scotland Secretary
Lib Dem and Clegg adviser will take responsibility for Scotland

16. ANDREW MITCHELL
Intl. Development Secretary
Will take responsibility for foreign aid budget, a key concern of Cameron’s

17. PHILIP HAMMOND
Transport Secretary
Formerly Osborne’s Number 2. Charged with planning high-speed rail network

18. ERIC PICKLES
Communities Secretary
Former Tory party chairman, will have responsibility for local government

19. CAROLINE SPELMAN
Environment Secretary
Second woman in cabinet, will have responsibility for rural affairs

20. CHERYL GILLAN
Welsh Secretary
Responsible for further devolution of powers to Welsh Assembly

21. OWEN PATERSON
Northern Ireland Secretary
Responsible for overseeing delicate power-sharing agreement

22. BARONESS WARSI
Minister without Portfolio
Unpaid position; will essentially become party chairman

23. LORD STRATHCLYDE
Leader of the Lords
Leads Tories in Lords; also becomes Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

24. PATRICK MCLOUGHLIN
Chief Whip
Responsible for ensuring that MPs vote with government in commons