Home Secretary

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A senior appointment in the UK government.

Employment.png Home Secretary  
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Incumbent: Amber Rudd
Since 13 July 2016

Start 27 March 1782
Leader of • Home Office
• MI5
Website https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/secretary-of-state-for-the-home-department

The UK Home Secretary is a senior member of the Government who has overall responsibility for crime policy, "counter-terrorism", immigration and passports.[1]

"War on Terror"

In March 2017, Amber Rudd took what the New York Times described as "the latest move in a widening global push against encryption technology that blocks access to the private messages of criminal and innocent users alike."[2]  

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromTo
Amber Rudd13 July 2016
Theresa May12 May 201013 July 2016
Alan Johnson5 June 200911 May 2010
Jacqui Smith28 June 20075 June 2009
John Reid5 May 200627 June 2007
Charles Clarke15 December 20045 May 2006
David Blunkett8 June 200115 December 2004
Jack Straw2 May 19978 June 2001
Michael Howard27 May 19932 May 1997
Kenneth Clarke10 April 199227 May 1993
Kenneth Baker28 November 199010 April 1992
David Waddington26 October 198928 November 1990
Douglas Hurd2 September 198526 October 1989
Leon Brittan11 June 19832 September 1985
William Whitelaw4 May 197911 June 1983
Merlyn Rees10 September 19764 May 1979
Roy Jenkins5 March 197410 September 1976
Robert Carr18 July 19724 March 1974
Reginald Maudling20 June 197018 July 1972
James Callaghan30 November 196719 June 1970
Roy Jenkins23 December 196530 September 1967
Rab Butler14 January 195713 July 1962
David Maxwell Fyfe27 October 195119 October 1954
James Chuter Ede3 August 194526 October 1951
Herbert Morrison4 October 194023 May 1945
Samuel Hoare28 May 19373 September 1939
Winston Churchill19 February 191024 October 1911
Herbert Asquith18 August 189225 June 1895
Henry John Temple28 December 18526 February 1855
John Russell18 April 183530 August 1839
Robert Peel26 January 182822 November 1830
Robert Peel17 January 182210 April 1827


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