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Who is the British Deputy Prime Minister and who will replace Boris Johnson? – US Sun

IN SEPTEMBER 2021, Boris Johnson had a cabinet reshuffle where he appointed a Deputy Prime Minister – a role that had been unused for a number of years.

So who is the Prime Minister’s second in charge?

Boris Johnson made Prime Minister without a deputy

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Boris Johnson made Prime Minister without a deputySource: PA: Press Association / PA Images

Who is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Dominic Raab is the current Deputy Prime Minister – a job he holds alongside the posts of Justice Minister and Prime Minister.

The role of the Deputy Prime Minister is to become the postman and be the frontrunner when the Prime Minister is absent while on official duty.

David Cameron was the last Prime Minister to have a Deputy.

His appointment of then-Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg from 2010-2015 helped cement the coalition partnership.

Of the nine Deputy Prime Ministers, only Atlee and Anthony Eden have ever become Prime Ministers.

Often the chairperson will have a separate ministerial office to carry out concurrently.

This role shares similarities with the First Secretary of State.

Under Theresa May, this office was first filled by Damian Green, before the de facto responsibility of Deputy Prime Minister was taken up by David Lidington.

When will the Deputy Prime Minister replace Boris Johnson?

Raab has some experience in being in charge of the Prime Minister.

On April 5, 2020, Boris Johnson was hospitalized 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus.

Raab was asked to stay on duty and take his place in all necessary duties during the Prime Minister’s absence.

It is described as a “precautionary step” to be taken on the advice of a doctor.

However, on Monday, April 6, the Prime Minister was moved to the intensive care unit after his symptoms worsened.

The prime minister remains in charge of the government, but Raab leads the coronavirus press conference on Monday.

Dominic Raab will now be expected to stand in case Boris Johnson becomes incapacitated due to coronavirus

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Dominic Raab will now be expected to stand in case Boris Johnson becomes incapacitated due to coronavirusCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Who held the position?

Only a few people are officially appointed as deputy prime minister.

Ministers are appointed by the monarch, on the advice of the prime minister.

  • Clement Attlee (1942-1945)
  • Herbert Morrison (1945-1951)
  • Anthony Eden (1951-1955)
  • Rab Butler (1962-1963)
  • William Whitelaw (1979-1988)
  • Geoffrey Howe (1989-1990)
  • Michael Heseltine (1995-1997)
  • John Prescott (1997-2007)
  • Nick Clegg (2010-2015)
  • Dominic Raab (2021-present)

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