Minister for Policing

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Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service
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Nick Hurd

since 12 June 2017
Home Office
Appointer Theresa May

The Minister of State for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice is a ministerial position held jointly at the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice in the Government of the United Kingdom.[1][2][3] Conservative MP Mike Penning held the portfolio between July 2014 and July 2016. He was promoted by new Prime Minister Theresa May in 2016, with his successor announced as Brandon Lewis. The post was created by the splitting of the now-defunct office of the Minister for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing into two new ministerial posts: Security & Counter-Terrorism and Crime & Policing. From January 2016 onwards the Minister is responsible for the portfolio for Fire and Rescue Services.


Name Portrait Term of office Political party P.M.
David Maclean 27 May 1993 2 May 1997 Conservative John Major
Alun Michael AlunMichael crop.jpg 2 May 1997 27 October 1998 Labour Tony Blair
Paul Boateng Paul-boateng.jpg 27 October 1998 11 June 2001 Labour
John Denham John Denham.jpg 11 June 2001 13 June 2003 Labour
Hazel Blears[4] Hazel Blears, June 2009 2 cropped.jpg 13 June 2003 5 May 2006 Labour
Tony McNulty McNulty bus.jpg 5 May 2006 3 October 2008 Labour
Gordon Brown
Vernon Coaker[5] Official portrait of Vernon Coaker crop 2.jpg 3 October 2008 3 June 2009 Labour
David Hanson Official portrait of David Hanson crop 2.jpg 10 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Nick Herbert Nick Herbert - minister for policing and criminal justice.jpg 13 May 2010 4 September 2012 Conservative David Cameron
Damian Green Official portrait of Damian Green crop 2.jpg 4 September 2012 15 July 2014 Conservative
Mike Penning Official portrait of Mike Penning crop 2.jpg 15 July 2014 16 July 2016 Conservative
Brandon Lewis Official portrait of Brandon Lewis crop 2.jpg 16 July 2016 12 June 2017 Conservative Theresa May
Nick Hurd Official portrait of Mr Nick Hurd crop 2.jpg 12 June 2017 Incumbent Conservative


  1. ^ "The Rt Hon Nick Herbert - GOV.UK". Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 December 2011. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
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