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Minister of State for Northern Ireland
Incumbent
The Rt. Hon. Conor Burns MP

since 16 September 2021
Northern Ireland Office
StyleMinister
NominatorPrime Minister of the United Kingdom
AppointerThe Monarch
on advice of the Prime Minister
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister of State for Northern Ireland is a junior position in the Northern Ireland Office in the British government. It is currently held by Conor Burns, who took the office on 16 September 2021.

Responsibilities

The minister has the following ministerial responsibilities: Driving Economic and Domestic Policy

Supporting the Secretary of State in his responsibilities, including:

Ministers of State for Northern Ireland

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Notes
Paul Channon 26 March 1972 5 November 1972 Conservative
The Lord Windlesham 26 March 1972 5 June 1973 Conservative
William van Straubenzee 5 November 1972 4 March 1974 Conservative
David Howell
5 November 1972 8 January 1974 Conservative
Stan Orme 7 March 1974 8 April 1976 Labour
Roland Moyle 27 June 1974 10 September 1976 Labour
Don Concannon 14 April 1976 4 May 1979 Labour
The Lord Melchett 10 September 1976 4 May 1979 Labour
Michael Alison 7 May 1979 15 September 1981 Conservative
Hugh Rossi 7 May 1979 5 January 1981 Conservative
The Earl of Gowrie 15 September 1981 10 June 1983 Conservative
Adam Butler 5 January 1981 11 September 1984 Conservative
The Earl of Mansfield 13 June 1983 12 April 1984 Conservative
Rhodes Boyson
11 September 1984 10 September 1986 Conservative
Nicholas Scott 10 September 1986 13 June 1987 Conservative
John Stanley 13 June 1987 25 July 1988 Conservative
Ian Stewart 25 July 1988 25 July 1989 Conservative
John Cope
25 July 1989 28 November 1990 Conservative
Brian Mawhinney 28 November 1990 14 April 1992 Conservative
The Lord Belstead 28 November 1990 14 April 1992 Conservative
Robert Atkins
14 April 1992 11 January 1994 Conservative
Michael Mates 15 April 1992 24 June 1993 Conservative
John Wheeler 25 June 1993 2 May 1997 Conservative
Michael Ancram
11 January 1994 2 May 1997 Conservative
Adam Ingram 2 May 1997 7 June 2001 Labour
Jane Kennedy
7 June 2001 13 June 2003 Labour
John Spellar
13 June 2003 10 May 2005 Labour
David Hanson
11 May 2005 8 May 2007 Labour
Paul Goggins 8 May 2007 11 May 2010 Labour
Hugo Swire
12 May 2010 4 September 2012 Conservative
Mike Penning
4 September 2012 7 October 2013 Conservative
Andrew Robathan
7 October 2013 14 July 2014 Conservative
Andrew Murrison
14 July 2014 12 May 2015 Conservative
Ben Wallace
12 May 2015 17 July 2016 Conservative
Kris Hopkins
17 July 2016 9 June 2017 Conservative
vacant 9 June 2017 9 January 2018
Shailesh Vara
9 January 2018 15 November 2018 Conservative
John Penrose
16 November 2018 25 July 2019 Conservative
Nick Hurd
25 July 2019 16 December 2019 Conservative
Robin Walker
13 February 2020 Incumbent Conservative