Cabinet of Essexia
The Essexian Cabinet was formed on the 3rd of January 2019 as part of the governmental reforms taking place in the New Year.
The people appointed to these roles have usually been appointed on the basis of the Emperor's recommendations to the First Minister, currently, who is authorised to have full control over the cabinet. The Imperial Cabinet has only ever seen two major shifts from its creation, one being around the time of Earl Finn's departure, and the other after the election of July 1st 2019. As of present, the cabinet is composed of around 20 people, including Ministers without portfolios.
The cabinet's role is to govern aspects of the Commonwealth and Essexian National Order, and meet of a by-monthly basis to discuss the workings of the Emperor.
The 2019 reforms to Essexia not only clarified the positions of the elected officials but also the Imperial family, and the chain of command which the most vital Essexian actions would pass through. It determined that the First Minister would be the executive authority in the cabinet, and power would therein by devolved by certain prerogatives to other ministers who exercise the functions of their respective ministries, of which, there are currently 15 including the First and Second Ministers offices.
Imperial Decree XI, which was passed by Emperor Terry on the 13th January 2021, was supposed to significantly reduce the number of Ministries and restrict only ruling party/coalition members from holding Great Offices of State. However, the reduction in Ministries didn't take place until May 2021, under FM Jack's Giraffe Ministry III.
The cabinet has the power to trigger a vote of no confidence towards the First Minister, and have only done so once.
Composition of the cabinet
Minister of Foreign Affairs
|Rt. Hon. Jack MP||3 May 2021|
|Second Minister of Essexia
Minister of Defence
|Rt. Hon. Francis MP||3 May 2021|
|Interior Minister||Rt. Hon. Matthew MP||3 May 2021|
|Foreign Minister||Rt. Hon. Jack MP||3 May 2021|
|Minister of Defence||Rt. Hon. Francis MP||3 May 2021|
|Minister of Justice||Rt. Hon. Terri MP||16 July 2021|
|Minister of Seals||Minister Matthew Xia||17 July 2021|
|Junior Minister of Health||Rt. Hon. Oli MP||16 July 2021|
|Junior Minister of Media||Queen Becky MP||27 April 2021|
|Junior Minister of Technology||Lord Ben||1 January 2019|
|Junior Minister of Culture||Amelia Banks||16 July 2021|
|Junior Minister of Education||Rt. Hon. Tucker MP||16 July 2021|
|Junior Minister of the Environment||16 July 2021|
|Junior Minister of Sport||Crown Minister Sam||2 March 2021|