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We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. Our. We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. You can change your cookie settings at any time. The country's first deputy prime minister was Clement Attlee, and the position has also been held by Anthony Eden, Geoffrey Howe, Michael Heseltine, John … The current administration does not have a Deputy Prime Minister. The hospitalisation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the new coronavirus Covid-19 has highlighted the fact that the UK does not have a deputy prime minister. You can unsubscribe at any time. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone. The UK’s chain of command stands in contrast to the United States, where it is set out in the constitution. 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The country's first deputy prime minister was Clement Attlee, and the position has also been held by Anthony Eden, Geoffrey Howe, Michael Heseltine, John Prescott and most recently Nick Clegg. And the position was only created in 1942 - with the UK having had just eight deputy prime ministers. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The post is not required in law, and as has been shown the Prime Minister can deputies to another in his cabinet without having a deputy. [1], From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/General-Election-2010-Details-Of-How-The-New-Tory-And-Liberal-Democrat-Government-Will-Work/Article/201005215630008, https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deputy_Prime_Minister_of_the_United_Kingdom&oldid=7171233, Members of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, Deputy Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. The role of Deputy Prime Minister is always appointed at the discretion of the sitting PM. What TV channel is it on? But in fact, the UK has not had a deputy since 2015. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Unlike other countries, the position of Deputy Prime Minister is not always needed. Can I leave stream the match? The last person to hold this post was Nick Clegg. The Deputy Prime Minister (or DPM) is the second highest ranking executive officer of the government of the United Kingdom and the deputy chief of the Cabinet. Because of this there is not always a sitting Deputy Prime Minister. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Mr Johnson has been ill for two weeks and has been in hospital since Sunday - moving to intensive care on Monday. 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'My arm just sort of slid over his face' — Bernard le Roux confesses he didn't sleep for two days after Alun Wyn Jones incident, Le Roux appeared to drop his forearm into the face of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones in Wales' 38-21 defeat in Paris. However, Dominic Raab is the highest ranking Cabinet Minister. The current administration does not have a Deputy Prime Minister. The Wallabies take on the All Blacks on Saturday: what's the kick-off time? Want us to send our biggest stories straight to your inbox? We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. But his absence has raised questions over command and control, and decision making at the top of Government. To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. … This page was last changed on 6 November 2020, at 12:13. As the UK has a cabinet system of government rather than the US presidential system, the Prime Minister has been described as 'first among equals'. You’ve accepted all cookies. Questions have also been asked over why Boris Johnson does not have a deputy. There has been no Deputy Prime Minister since 2015. The Deputy Prime Minister is normally a post held by the deputy leader of the majority party, the leader of the junior party in a coalition, or is held by a high ranking member of the government including offices such as First Secretary of State or Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has deputized some of his duties to First Minister of State Dominic Raab, but remains in charge of the Government and the country. This means that it is up to the Prime Minister to choose whether or not he/she wants to have a deputy. The deputy prime minister of Hungary, Zsolt Semjen, has called for a constitutional ban on “gender propaganda” to supposedly “protect children”. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday named finance minister Grant Robertson as deputy prime minister in her new government after Labour Party deputy … Boris Johnson remains in charge from intensive care.