Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom
James Cleverly was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 6 September 2022.James was previously Secretary of State for Education.Before that, James was Minister of State for Europe and North America in the FCDO. He was also Minister for Middle East, North Africa and North America from September 2020 to February 2022. James was first appointed as a joint Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on 13 February 2020.James was Minister without Portfolio from July 2019 to February 2020, and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from April 2019 to July 2019. He was first elected as the Conservative MP for Braintree in May 2015.