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, Premier, and Chief Executive 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
- Note: As England does not have a devolved government, all English affairs are governed by the UK government.
|Prime Minister||Portrait||Took office||Party||Ref|
|Boris Johnson||24 July 2019||Conservative|
|Country||Position||Name||Portrait||Took office||Party[note 1]||Ref|
|Northern Ireland||First Minister||Arlene Foster||11 January 2020||Democratic Unionist Party|
|deputy First Minister||Michelle O'Neill||11 January 2020||Sinn Féin|
|Scotland||First Minister||Nicola Sturgeon||20 November 2014||Scottish National Party|||
|Wales||First Minister||Mark Drakeford||13 December 2018||Welsh Labour|||
|Crown dependency||Position||Name||Portrait||Took office||Party||Ref|
|Jersey||Chief Minister||John Le Fondre Jr||7 June 2018||Independent|||
|Guernsey||P&RC President||Peter Ferbrache||16 October 2020||Independent|||
|Isle of Man||Chief Minister||Howard Quayle||4 October 2016||Independent|||
|Overseas Territory||Position||Name||Portrait||Took office||Party||Ref|
|Anguilla||Premier||Ellis Webster||30 June 2020||Anguilla Progressive Movement|||
|Bermuda||Premier||Edward David Burt||19 July 2017||Progressive Labour Party|||
|British Virgin Islands||Premier||Andrew Fahie||26 February 2019||Virgin Islands Party|||
|Cayman Islands||Premier||Alden McLaughlin||29 May 2013||People's Progressive Movement|||
|Falkland Islands||Chief Executive||Barry Rowland||3 October 2016||Independent|||
|Gibraltar||Chief Minister||Fabian Picardo||9 December 2011||Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party|||
|Montserrat||Premier||Easton Taylor-Farrell||19 November 2019||Movement for Change and Prosperity|||
|Pitcairn Islands||Mayor||Charlene Warren-Peu||1 January 2020||Independent|||
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Premier||Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson||20 December 2016||People's Democratic Movement|||
- List of rulers of the United Kingdom and predecessor states
- List of viceregal representatives of Queen Elizabeth II
- 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.
- The First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland is a diarchy.
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