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Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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The Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the second highest ranking minister of the Crown and a member of the British Cabinet. The title is not always in use and prime ministers have been known to appoint informal deputies without the title of deputy prime minister. The incumbent deputy prime minister is Oliver Dowden who also serves as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Secretary of State in the Cabinet Office.

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United Kingdom
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Incumbent
Oliver Dowden
since 21 April 2023
Government of the United Kingdom
Cabinet Office
Style
TypeMinister of the Crown
Member of
Reports toThe Prime Minister
ResidenceNone, may use grace and favour residences
SeatWestminster
NominatorThe Prime Minister
AppointerThe Monarch
(on the advice of the Prime Minister)
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Formation5 July 1995
First holder
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