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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Incumbent
Afcwimbledon2
since 15 June 2017
Category Cabinet position
Style The Right Honourable
Environment Secretary
Inaugural holder rich_
Number of Environment Secretaries 21

The Environment Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is an official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The office is a cabinet-level position. The current Environment Secretary is Afcwimbledon2, who was appointed by Deputy Prime Minister Paracosm on 15 June 2017.

The responsibilities of the Environment Secretary often change every term, simply because other miniature roles are added to it such as energy and climate change. Some of the policies that the Environment Secretary is responsible for include: agriculture, air quality, animal welfare, conservation, fisheries, flooding, national parks and waste management.

The Environment Secretary often works closely with several other Ministers to ensure that their plans meet the environmental aims of the Government.

Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

Environment Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:

Type Environment Secretary Released Result
Departmental Review Lime-man November 2015 Passed without vote
Statement of Intent Lime-man November 2015 Passed by vote
Statement of Intent Lime-man November 2015 Passed without vote
Statement of Intent adam9317 September 2016 Passed without vote
Statement of Intent CoffeeAndPolitics May 2017 Passed without vote
Statement of Intent Afcwimbledon2 June 2017 Passed without vote

List of Environment Secretaries

rich_ was appointed as the first Environment Secretary for the Liberal Democrat Party following the second general election and since him, there have been 20 other Environment Secretaries.

Environment Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
rich_ Liberal December 2005 May 2006
bikerx23 Conservative June 2006 November 2006
Ed Liberal June 2008 November 2008
The Referee Secretary of State for the Environment (November 2010 - March 2011) Conservative May 2010 March 2011
sandys1000 Labour April 2011 October 2011
Bobsyourteapots Labour October 2011 March 2012
tehFrance Conservative April 2012 September 2012
PoGo HoPz Socialist October 2012 March 2013
Dapperatchik Secretary of State for Energy, Environment, Food, Rural Affairs and Climate Change Conservative April 2013 August 2013
Moleman1996 Secretary of State for Energy, Environment, Food, Rural Affairs and Climate Change Conservative September 2013 March 2014
Little Toy Gun Secretary of State for Energy, Environment, Food, Rural Affairs and Climate Change Green April 2014 October 2014
Chlorophile Secretary of State for Energy, Environment, Food, Rural Affairs and Climate Change Green October 2014 April 2015
James222 Secretary of State for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Labour May 2015 July 2015
Andy98 Green July 2015 August 2015
Lime-man Secretary of State for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Labour October 2015 December 2015
banterboy Conservative April 2016 August 2016
adam9317 Conservative August 2016 November 2016
Kay_Winters (combined with Secretary of State for the Home Department) Labour November 2016 February 2017
CoffeeAndPolitics Secretary of State for Energy and Environment Labour February 2017 May 2017
Afcwimbledon2 Secretary of State for Energy and Environment (June - August 2017)

Secretary of State for the Environment, Energy and Agriculture (August - September 2017)

Liberal June 2017 September 2017
Airmed Secretary of State for the Environment, Energy and Agriculture (September 2017 - present) Liberal September 2017 Incumbent

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