Meet the PM

Role of the Prime Minister

Number 10 front door; Crown copyrightThe Prime Minister is the head of the UK Government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of Government.

As head of the UK Government the Prime Minister also oversees the operation of the civil service and Government agencies, appoints members of the cabinet, and is the principal Government figure in the House of Commons.

The new Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, came to power after a party leadership election in June 2007.

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