Theresa May has been appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality in David Cameron’s first Cabinet.
In this latter role of Minister for Equality her appointment attracted immediate criticism. Her voting record is rated as moderately against equal rights for homosexuals by The Public Whip website. In recent years she was absent or voted against most gay equality measures.
Kenneth Clarke had been appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Jeremy Hunt has been appointed secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport in a newly created department in the Lib Dem/Conservative coalition government. Hunt’s new brief combines the Department for Culture, Media and Sport with Tessa Jowell’s ministerial responsibility for the London 2012 Olympics.
The Lib Dems are expected to have one minister in the new department, although it is understood responsibility for media is likely to go to a Tory.