British Offices and Honours

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Previously, the pensions aspects were handled by the Secretary of State for Social Security, and the work aspects by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment.

Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Alistair Darling 8 June 2001 20 May 2002 Labour
Andrew Smith 29 May 2002 8 September 2004 Labour
Alan Johnson 8 September 2004 6 May 2005 Labour
David Blunkett 6 May 2005 2 November 2005 Labour
John Hutton 2 November 2005 27 June 2007 Labour
Peter Hain 28 June 2007 24 January 2008 Labour
James Purnell 24 January 2008 4 June 2009 Labour
Yvette Cooper 4 June 2009 11 May 2010 Labour
Iain Duncan Smith 11 May 2010 present Conservative

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