Michael Gove

Environment Secretary

A new entrant to the list, Michael Gove takes the fifth position after being appointed Environment Secretary in June last year.

He is overseeing the government’s plan to improve air quality, which includes the government’s plan to end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, as well as introducing clean air zones in polluted areas.

Gove also has oversight of the Brexit process in relation to environmental legislation and is insisting that Britain’s exit from the European Union will not harm environmental standards.

Michael Gove