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Home Secretary (Austenasia)
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|Appointer||The Monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister|
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 is therefore responsible for many of the internal affairs of Austenasia, mostly the updating of the Census and the administration of the Border Enforcement Agency and 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 has remained. The incumbent, since 13 February 2020, has been Lord Edward Gunderson.
List of Home Secretaries
|Number||Picture||Name||Political party||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|1||HIH Crown Prince Jonathan||Independent
|8 Nov 2008||24 Dec 2011||Founder of Austenasia. 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||Appointed to 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||Appointed to 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||Appointed to 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||Appointed himself Home Secretary upon the resignation of the Duke of Grantabridge. Resigned in favour of Lord Admiral Kennedy.|
|6||HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia||Imperial Party||15 May 2017||20 Mar 2019||Appointed to 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||Appointed to position of Home Secretary by the Monarch. Oversaw the creation of the Border Enforcement Agency.|
|8||Lord Edward Gunderson, Count of New Grémmia||Fatherland Party||13 Feb 2020||Incumbent||Appointed to position of Home Secretary by the Monarch.|