Her Majesty's Government is
the government of the
A logo of Her Majesty's Government
Under the Constitution of the United
notionally lies with the monarch
but is exercised in
practice by her minister
Majesty's Government is the collective name for these ministers,
and it is effectively an executive authority for the UK.
government is led by the Prime Minister, who is
appointed by the monarch as the Member or Lord of Parliament most likely to command a majority in the House of
Commons. The Prime Minister is based at 10 Downing
Street, which along with most government departments, is
located in Westminster.
In practice, the Prime Minister selects the
other members of the government and their appointment is confirmed
by the Queen. The Prime Minister and Cabinet (consisting of all the
most senior government ministers) are collectively accountable for
their policies and actions to the monarch and to Parliament.
The government is fused
with Parliament, which means that in
practice a government must seek re-election at least every five
The current Prime Minister is Gordon
, leader of the Labour
. He was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II
June 2007. He leads a government composed of 127 ministers, mostly
Labour Party MPs.