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Her Majesty's Government consists of ministers responsible for the conduct of national affairs. The Queen alone appoints the Prime Minister and all other ministers are appointed by her on the Prime Minister's recommendation. Most ministers are members of the Commons, although the Government is also fully represented by ministers in the Lords.

St.Albans and District, and Central Government

Two Parliamentary constituencies fall within St. Albans and District; St.Albans, and Hitchin and Harpenden. The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 set the date of the last general election at Thursday 7 May 2015 and subsequent elections to be held on the first Thursday of May at five year intervals.  

The current Member of Parliament for St. Albans is Anne Main (Conservative) and for Hitchin and Harpenden is Peter Lilley (Conservative). (External Links open in a new window)

Parliament and Central Government

The Prime Minister presides over the Cabinet, is responsible for allocating functions among ministers and, at regular meetings with the Queen, informs her of the general business of the Government.

For more information on the Government, Government departments, and Members of Parliament visit the Gov.UK website

Also to find out more about the government, please visit the Parliament website  or to find out more information about what the government does, you can go straight to the Understanding Parliament

Date of last review: 15 May 2015