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Prime Ministers of Britain

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The Prime Minister is the political leader of the United Kingdom and is the head of the Government. So far there have been 12 Prime Ministers during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Harold Wilson serving twice, in 1964 and again in 1974).

 

term

name

political party

1721-42

Sir Robert Walpole

Whig

1742-43

Earl of Wilmington

Whig

1743-54

Henry Pelham

Whig

1754-56

Duke of Newcastle

Whig

1756-57

Duke of Devonshire

Whig

1757-62

Duke of Newcastle

Whig

1762-63

Earl of Bute

Tory

Sir Robert WalpoleLord NorthWilliam Pitt the Younger
Sir Robert Walpole, Lord North, William Pitt The Younger

1763-65

George Grenville

Whig

1765-66

Marquess of Rockingham

Whig

1767-70

Duke of Grafton

Whig

1770-82

Lord North

Tory

1782

Marquess of Rockingham

Whig

1782-83

Earl of Shelburne

Whig

1783

Duke of Portland

coalition

1783-1801

William Pitt the Younger

Tory

1801-04

Henry Addington

Tory

1804-06

William Pitt the Younger

Tory

1806-07

Lord Grenville

coalition

1807-09

Duke of Portland

Tory

1809-12

Spencer Perceval

Tory

1812-27

Earl of Liverpool

Tory

1827

George Canning

coalition

1827-28

Viscount Goderich

Tory

Duke of Wellington PMSir Robert PeelViscount Melbourne
The Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, Viscount Melbourne

1828-30

Duke of Wellington

Tory

1830-34

Earl Grey

Whig

1834

Viscount Melbourne

Whig

1834-35

Sir Robert Peel

Whig

1835-41

Viscount Melbourne

Whig

1841-46

Sir Robert Peel

Conservative

1846-52

Lord Russell

Liberal

1852

Earl of Derby

Conservative

1852-55

Lord Aberdeen

Peelite

1855-58

Viscount Palmerston

Liberal

1858-59

Earl of Derby

Conservative

1859-65

Viscount Palmerston

Liberal

1865-66

Lord Russell

Liberal

1866-68

Earl of Derby

Conservative

Lord PalmerstonBenjamin DisraeliW E Gladstone
Lord Palmerston, Benjamin Disraeli, W E Gladstone

1868

Benjamin Disraeli

Conservative

1868-74

W E Gladstone

Liberal

1874-80

Benjamin Disraeli

Conservative

1880-85

W E Gladstone

Liberal

1885-86

Marquess of Salisbury

Conservative

1886

W E Gladstone

Liberal

1886-92

Marquess of Salisbury

Conservative

1892-94

W E Gladstone

Liberal

1894-95

Earl of Rosebery

Liberal

1895-1902

Marquess of Salisbury

Conservative

Lord SalisburyArthur James BalfourH H Asquith
Lord Salisbury, Arthur James Balfour, H H Asquith

1902-05

Arthur James Balfour

Conservative

1905-08

Sir H Campbell-Bannerman

Liberal

1908-15

H H Asquith

Liberal

1915-16

H H Asquith

coalition

1916-22

David Lloyd George

coalition

1922-23

Andrew Bonar Law

Conservative

1923-24

Stanley Baldwin

Conservative

1924

Ramsay MacDonald

Labour

1924-29

Stanley Baldwin

Conservative

1929-31

Ramsey MacDonald

Labour

1931-35

Ramsey MacDonald

national coalition

1935-37

Stanley Baldwin

national coalition

Lloyd GeorgeStanley BaldwinSir Winston Churchill
Lloyd George, Stanley Baldwin, Sir Winston Churchill

1937-40

Neville Chamberlain

national coalition

1940-45

Sir Winston Churchill

coalition

1945-51

Clement Attlee

Labour

1951-55

Sir Winston Churchill

Conservative

1955-57

Sir Anthony Eden

Conservative

1957-63

Harold Macmillan

Conservative

1963-64

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

Conservative

1964-70

Harold Wilson

Labour

Sir Anthony EdenHarold WilsonEdward Heath
Sir Anthony Eden, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath

1970-74

Edward Heath

Conservative

1974-76

Harold Wilson

Labour

1976-79

James Callaghan

Labour

1979-90

Margaret Thatcher

Conservative

1990-97

John Major

Conservative

1997-2007

Tony Blair

Labour

2007-2010

Gordon Brown

Labour

2010 -

David Cameron

Con / Lib coalition

James CallaghanMargaret ThatcherJohn Major
James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major

 

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