Amber Rudd only fifth woman to hold role in Great Offices of State

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Amber Rudd has become the fifth woman to hold one of the four Great Offices of State in the history of British politics.

Theresa May appointed the ex- energy secretary to take on her former role of home secretary, making her the fifth woman to hold one of the top jobs in government.

There has never been a female Chancellor of the Exchequer, but here are the women who have held the other three major roles.

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