Here’s how the new Cabinet voted on same-sex marriage
As David Cameron appoints his new Cabinet, we take a look at how they voted on same-sex marriage.
Mr Cameron, whose party secured a majority in last week’s General Election, has today reshuffled his cabinet, appointing replacements for his former Lib Dem coalition partners as he prepares for a second term in goverment.
Despite 136 Conservative MPs voting against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) bill compared to 127 in favour, Mr Cameron’s new Cabinet so far is mostly in favour of equality. (Note: appointments are still being made)
|David Cameron||Prime Minister||Yes|
|Theresa May||Home Secretary||Yes|
|Philip Hammond||Foreign Secretary||Absent|
|Michael Gove||Justice Secretary||Yes|
|Michael Fallon||Defence Secretary||No|
|Sajid Javid||Business Secretary||Yes|
|Ian Duncan Smith||Work and Pensions Secretary||Yes|
|Nicky Morgan||Education Secretary||No*|
|Chris Grayling||Leader of the House of Commons||Yes|
|Baroness Stowell of Beeston||Leader of the House of Lords||Yes|
|Liz Truss||Environment Secretary||Yes|
|Amber Rudd||Energy Secretary||Yes|
|Patrick McLoughlin||Transport Secretary||Yes|
|John Whittingdale||Culture Secretary||No|
|Greg Clark||Communities & Local Government Secretary||Yes|
|Justine Greening||International Development Secretary||Yes|
|Jeremy Hunt||Health Secretary||Yes|
|Theresa Villiers||Northern Ireland Secretary||Yes|
|Stephen Crabb||Welsh Secretary||No|
|David Mundell||Scotland Secretary||Yes|
|Oliver Letwin||Minister for the Cabinet Office||Yes|
At the time of the vote in 2013, all of the then-cabinet with the exception of Mr Hammond, and former ministers Owen Paterson and David Jones, voted in favour.
Nicky Morgan, who is also Minister for Women and Equalities, last year told PinkNews she has changed her mind, and would “probably” now vote in favour of equal marriage.
Ministers with a less senior ‘also attending cabinet’ rank are still being announced – but so far are split evenly between those in favour and opposed to equality.
|Mark Harper||Chief Whip||Yes|
|Robert Halfon||Minister without Portfolio||No|
|Priti Patel||Minister for Employment||No|
|Anna Soubry||Minister of State||Yes|
|Greg Hands||Chief Secretary to the Treasury||No|
|Boris Johnson||Not a Minister – political cabinet||Not in Parliament|
|Matt Hancock||Minister of State for the Cabinet Office||Yes|
The list will be updated as more appointments are made.