List of current heads of government in the United Kingdom and dependencies

In the United Kingdom, various titles are used for the head of government of each of the countries of the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies, and Overseas Territories. Following elections to the assembly or parliament, the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats is invited to form a government. The monarch (in the United Kingdom) or governor / lieutenant governor (in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies) appoints the head of government, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly.

The head of the British government is referred to as the prime minister, the leader of one of the constituent countries is referred to as a first minister, and the terms chief minister and premier are used in the Overseas Territories. In the Crown Dependencies, the term chief minister is used in all apart from Guernsey, where the leader is referred to as the president of the Policy and Resources Committee.

Government of the United Kingdom

Prime Minister Portrait Since Party Ref
Rishi Sunak Prime Minister Rishi Sunak 2023.jpg 25 October 2022
(5 months ago)
Conservative [1]

Devolved governments

Note: As England does not have a devolved government, all English affairs are governed by the UK government.

Country Position Name Portrait Since Party[note 1] Ref
 Scotland First Minister Humza Yousaf First Minister Humza Yousaf (52784069858) (cropped 2).jpg 29 March 2023
(21 days ago)
Scottish National Party [2]
 Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford First Minister Mark Drakeford official portrait 2020 (cropped).jpg 13 December 2018
(4 years ago)
Welsh Labour [3]
Northern Ireland[4] First Minister Vacant 3 February 2022
(14 months ago)
N/A [5]
Deputy First Minister Vacant

Crown Dependencies

Crown dependency Position Name Portrait Since Party Ref
 Jersey Chief Minister Kristina Moore Royal Visit 2012 0048.jpg 12 July 2022
(9 months ago)
Guernsey Guernsey P&RC President Peter Ferbrache 16 October 2020
(2 years ago)
Independent [6]
 Isle of Man Chief Minister Alfred Cannan 12 October 2021
(18 months ago)
Independent [7]

Overseas Territories

Overseas Territory Position Name Portrait Since Party Ref
 Anguilla Premier Ellis Webster Ellis Webster 2021.jpg 30 June 2020
(2 years ago)
Anguilla Progressive Movement [8]
 Bermuda Premier Edward David Burt Edward David Burt 2017.jpg 19 July 2017
(5 years ago)
Progressive Labour Party [9]
 British Virgin Islands Premier Natalio Wheatley Natalio D. Wheatley - Meeting with US Congressional Delegation (cropped).jpg 5 May 2022
(11 months ago)
Virgin Islands Party [10]
 Cayman Islands Premier Wayne Panton G Wayne Panton (cropped).jpg 21 April 2021
(23 months ago)
Independent [11]
 Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo Fabian Picardo in London (portrait).jpg 9 December 2011
(11 years ago)
Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party [12]
 Montserrat Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell J E Taylor-Farrell (cropped).jpg 19 November 2019
(3 years ago)
Movement for Change and Prosperity [13]
 Pitcairn Islands Mayor Simon Young Pitcairn Deputy Mayor Simon Young.jpg 1 January 2023
(3 months ago)
Independent [14]
 Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Washington Misick Washington Misick 2013.jpg 20 February 2021
(2 years ago)
Progressive National Party
 Saint Helena Chief Minister Julie Thomas 25 October 2021
(17 months ago)
Independent [15]


Ieuan Wyn JonesMike German, Baron GermanMark DrakefordCarwyn JonesRhodri MorganMartin McGuinnessPeter Robinson (Northern Ireland politician)David TrimbleJohn SwinneyNicola SturgeonJim WallaceNicola SturgeonAlex SalmondJack McConnellDominic RaabWilliam HagueJohn PrescottDominic RaabNick CleggJohn PrescottBoris JohnsonTheresa MayDavid CameronGordon BrownTony Blair

See also


  1. ^ This column names only the leader's party. The executive they are heading may be a coalition of parties and independents; those are not listed here.


  1. ^ "Sunak officially becomes prime minister after meeting King". BBC News. Retrieved 2022-10-25.
  2. ^ Torrance, David (27 Mar 2023). "How is a First Minister of Scotland appointed?". House of Commons Library. Retrieved 28 Mar 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Wales new First Minister is sworn in". BBC News. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  4. ^ The First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland is a diarchy.
  5. ^ "DUP: NI First Minister Paul Givan announces resignation". BBC News. 2022-02-03. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  6. ^ "Peter Ferbrache elected as P&R president". BBC News. 16 October 2020. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  7. ^ Cannan, Alf (12 October 2021). "Isle of Man: Alfred Cannan elected new chief minister". BBC News.
  8. ^ "Dr. Ellis Lorenzo Webster sworn in, as APM takes over in Anguilla". Anguilla News. 1 July 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Bermuda profile". BBC News. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Dr Wheatley sworn in as Premier! New cross-party gov't also installed". BVINews. 5 May 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  11. ^ "LIVE: Wayne Panton elected as Cayman's new premier". Cayman Compass. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Gibraltar profile – Leaders". BBC News. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Montserrat Election 2019". Archived from the original on 2019-12-03. Retrieved 2020-01-11.
  14. ^ "Approved Council Minutes" (PDF). Pitcairn Island Council. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  15. ^ Inaugural Meeting of Legislative Council – Councillor Julie Thomas elected as Chief Minister Government of Saint Helena