Home Secretary (Austenasia)

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Home Secretary
Logo of the Home Office
Lord Andrew, Baron of Corinium Terentium

since 9 August 2022
Home Office
Member ofCabinet
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerThe Monarch
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Formation8 November 2008; 15 years ago (2008-11-08)
First holderCrown Prince Jonathan

The Home Secretary of Austenasia is the member of Cabinet who is in charge of the Home Office of the Empire of Austenasia. The Home Secretary's primary function is to ensure the integration and participation of individual land claims in Austenasian society as a whole and to act as the point of contact for local authorities and non-residential subjects with the imperial government; however, they are also responsible for the approval of new land claims, keeping the Census updated, and overseeing the administration of the State Intelligence Agency. They also have the power to appoint the Under-Secretary for the Environment.

The Home Secretary was originally known as the Minister of Residents and Immigration before January 2009. Under the 2008 Constitution, the Home Secretary was elected by the other Representatives, but under the 2011 Constition is appointed by the Monarch, although the requirement to be a Representative remained until January 2018. The incumbent, since 9 August 2022, has been Lord Andrew, Baron of Corinium Terentium.

List of Home Secretaries

Number Picture Name Political party Took office Left office Notes
1 HIH Crown Prince Jonathan Independent
(considered Monarchist)
8 Nov 2008 24 Dec 2011 Founder of Austenasia and Representative of Wrythe. Held office during the foundation of the Austenasian Police, the Austenasian Civil War and the War of the Orlian Reunification. Re-elected as Home Secretary by Cabinet on 1 January 2009, 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2011, and confirmed as Home Secretary by the Monarch on 21 September 2011. Lost office after failing to be re-elected as Representative of Wrythe.
2 Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria Independent
(considered a conservative militarist)
24 Dec 2011 19 Nov 2013 Representative of Zephyria, appointed to the position of Home Secretary by the Monarch. Held office during the passage of the Police Act 2013, which set out the modern structure of the Austenasian Police.
3 Lord John Gordon, Baron of Palasia Independent 19 Nov 2013 13 May 2014 Representative of Palasia, appointed to the position of Home Secretary by the Monarch. Resigned from the Cabinet (but remained a Representative) so as to be better able to focus on a non-political career path.
4 Lord Charles Clarke, Duke of Grantabridge Conservative Party 13 May 2014 17 Oct 2014 Representative of Lichtenstein, appointed to the position of Home Secretary by the Monarch. Resigned so as to instead become Secretary-General.
5 HIM Emperor Jonathan I Independent
(considered a Romanitist monarchist)
17 Oct 2014 15 May 2017 Representative of Wrythe; appointed himself Home Secretary upon the resignation of the Duke of Grantabridge. Resigned in favour of Lady Admiral Hewitt.
6 HIH Lady Admiral Brooklyn Hewitt, Duchess of Bohemia Imperial Party 15 May 2017 20 Mar 2019 Representative of New Richmond, appointed to the position of Home Secretary by the Monarch. Resigned in favour of Lord Friedrich.
7 Lord Karl Friedrich, Baron of Aurora Imperial Party 20 Mar 2019 13 Feb 2020 Governor of Aurora. Appointed to the position of Home Secretary by the Monarch, and the first holder of the post to not also be a Representative. In office during the creation of the Border Enforcement Agency.
8 Lord Edward Gunderson, Count of New Grémmia Fatherland Party (until May 2020) 13 Feb 2020 29 May 2020 Representative of Dragovina, appointed to the position of Home Secretary by the Monarch. Removed from office by Emperor Jonathan I after his assumption of emergency powers in the context of the secession of Dragovina, having de facto resigned earlier in the day.
9 HG Bradley, Duke of Dullahan None 29 May 2020 25 Aug 2020 Princeps Senatus. A non-Representative who had just been removed from the emergency office of Proconsul, the Duke of Dullahan was appointed Home Secretary by Jonathan I in the context of the assumption of emergency powers by the latter, with the aim of keeping a mature and respected politician at the heart of government as a stabilizing influence. Resigned just under three months later, taking up a less political role upon the return of stability.
10 Lord William Wilson, Count of Oribrazos None 25 Aug 2020 27 Feb 2021 Representative of Nahona, appointed to the position of Home Secretary by the Monarch. Resigned six months later.
11 Lord Richard Hytholoday, Count of Maritimae None 27 Feb 2021 9 Aug 2022 A non-Representative appointed by the Monarch after the resignation of Lord Wilson. Only the second Cabinet minister not to initially hold Austenasian subjectship, being granted said status by Parliament on 3 March the following month. The Cabinet Reform Act 2022, passed on 5 June that year, expanded the remit of the Home Office by merging the abolished Ministry of Territories and the Diaspora with it, giving the Home Secretary expanded duties to provide for the integration of individual land claims into Austenasia and communication between the central government and local authorities. Lord Hytholoday thereafter remained in office as a place-holder until the appointment of Lord Andrew to the position.
12 Lord Andrew, Baron of Corinium Terentium None 9 Aug 2022 Incumbent Former Minister of Territories and the Diaspora, appointed to the position in view of fulfilling its expanded functions following the Cabinet Reform Act 2022.