|Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Number of Foreign Secretaries||24|
The Foreign Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, is a senior official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The office is a cabinet-level position, and is considered one of the Great Offices of State, one of four positions that every Government must include. The current Foreign Secretary is Saracen's Fez, who was appointed by Prime Minister RayApparently on 27 February 2017.
The Foreign Secretary has three strategic objectives:
- Safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict.
- Building the UK’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth.
- Supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services.
The Foreign Secretary's traditional role was to respond to events that occured in the Model United Nations. More recently however, their role has been more focused on preparing strategies to respond to real life events. This can range from . As such, the Foreign Secretaries traditionally make more miniature statements than other Cabinet members and fewer bills. The Foreign Secretary often works closely with the Secretary of State for Defence due to the overlap between their respective roles. The Foreign Secretary is also expected to serve as one of the ten members on the Crisis Committee.
Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews
Foreign Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:
|Statement of Intent||toronto353||April 2012||Passed without vote|
|Statement of Intent||Aph||March 2015||Passed without vote|
|Statement of Intent||Saracen's Fez||March 2017||Passed without vote|
List of Foreign Secretaries
|Foreign Secretary||Alternative Role||Party||Took office||Left office|
|ChemistBoy||Liberal||December 2005||May 2006|
|JonathanH||Conservative||June 2006||November 2006|
|Jangrafess||Labour||December 2007||May 2008|
|geetar||Liberal||June 2008||November 2008|
|Llamaaa||Conservative||November 2008||May 2009|
|tucker672||Conservative||December 2009||April 2010|
|adamrules247||Conservative||April 2010||October 2010|
|Jake Pearson||Libertarian||November 2010||March 2011|
|toronto353||UKIP||April 2011||October 2011|
|Agent Smirnoff||Labour||October 2011||March 2012|
|toronto353||UKIP||April 2012||September 2012|
|eff01||Labour||October 2012||March 2013|
|Moleman1996||Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Trade and Development||Conservative||April 2013||August 2013|
|Qwertish||Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Trade and Development||Conservative||September 2013||March 2014|
|RoryS||Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Trade and Development||Labour||April 2014||October 2014|
|St. Brynjar||Green||October 2014||February 2015|
|Aph||Green||February 2015||April 2015|
|Snufkin||Liberal||May 2015||July 2015|
|toronto353||Liberal||July 2015||August 2015|
|junaidk7||Labour||October 2015||December 2015|
|JoeL1994||Liberal||December 2015||July 2016|
|PetrosAC||Liberal||July 2016||October 2016|
|cranbrook_aspie||Socialist||November 2016||February 2017|
|Saracen's Fez||Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development||Labour||February 2017||Incumbent|