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UK Prime Ministers

UK Prime Ministers

Years

Prime Minister

Party

1 William Pitt the Elder

2 William Pitt the Younger

3 Lord John Russell later became 1st Earl Russell

4 Coalition governments; Lloyd-George was Liberal

5 National Coalition governments; Chamberlain was a Conservative

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

1763–65

George Grenville

Whig

1765–66

Marquis of Rockingham

Whig

1766–67

Earl of Chatham1

Whig

1767–70

Duke of Grafton

Whig

1770–82

Lord North

Tory

1782

Marquis of Rockingham

Whig

1782–83

Earl of Shelbourne

Whig

1783

Duke of Portland

Coalition

1783–1801

William Pitt2

Tory

1801–04

Henry Addington

Tory

1804–06

William Pitt2

Tory

1806–07

Lord Grenville

Whig

1807–09

Duke of Portland

Coalition

1809–12

Spencer Perceval

Tory

1812–27

Earl of Liverpool

Tory

1827

George Canning

Tory

1827–28

Viscount Goderich

Tory

1828–30

Duke of Wellington

Tory

1830–34

Earl Grey

Whig

1834

Viscount Melbourne

Whig

1834–35

Sir Robert Peel

Tory

1835–41

Viscount Melbourne

Whig

1841–46

Sir Robert Peel

Conservative

1846–52

Lord John Russell3

Whig

1852

Earl of Derby

Conservative

1852–55

Earl of Aberdeen

Peelite

1855–58

Viscount Palmerston

Liberal

1858–59

Earl of Derby

Conservative

1859–65

Viscount Palmerston

Liberal

1865–66

Earl Russell3

Liberal

1866–68

Earl of Derby

Conservative

1868

Benjamin Disraeli

Conservative

1868–74

William Gladstone

Liberal

1874–80

Benjamin Disraeli

Conservative

1880–85

William Gladstone

Liberal

1885–86

Marquis of Salisbury

Conservative

1886

William Gladstone

Liberal

1886–92

Marquis of Salisbury

Conservative

1892–94

William Gladstone

Liberal

1894–95

Earl of Rosebery

Liberal

1895–1902

Marquis of Salisbury

Conservative

1902–05

Arthur Balfour

Conservative

1905–08

Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Liberal

1908–15

Herbert Asquith

Liberal

1915–16

Herbert Asquith

Coalition4

1916–22

David Lloyd George

Coalition4

1922–23

Andrew Bonar Law

Conservative

1923–24

Stanley Baldwin

Conservative

1924

Ramsay MacDonald

Labour

1924–29

Stanley Baldwin

Conservative

1929–31

Ramsay MacDonald

Labour

1931–35

Ramsay MacDonald

National5

1935–37

Stanley Baldwin

National5

1937–40

Neville Chamberlain

National5

1940–45

Winston Churchill

Coalition

1945–51

Clement Attlee

Labour

1951–55

Winston Churchill

Conservative

1955–57

Anthony Eden

Conservative

1957–63

Harold Macmillan

Conservative

1963–64

Alec Douglas-Home

Conservative

1964–70

Harold Wilson

Labour

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– 

Tony Blair

Labour


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