Prime Minister (United Kingdom)

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Prime Ministers

George I (1714-1727)

Name from to Party note
Sir Robert Walpole 4 Apr 1721 11 Feb 1742 Whig

George II (1727-1760)

Name from to Party note
The Earl of Wilmington 16 Feb 1742 2 Jul 1743 Whig died in office
Henry Pelham 27 Aug 1743 6 Mar 1754 Whig died in office
The Duke of Newcastle 16 Mar 1754 16 Nov 1756 Whig First Ministry
The Duke of Devonshire 16 Nov 1756 26 Jun 1757 Whig
The Duke of Newcastle 2 Jul 1757 26 May 1762 Whig Second Ministry

George III (1760-1820)

Name from to Party note
The Earl of Bute 26 May 1762 8 Apr 1763 Tory
George Grenville 16 Apr 1763 13 Jul 1765 Whig
The Marquess of Rockingham 13 Jul 1765 30 Jul 1766 Whig First Ministry
The Earl of Chatham 30 Jul 1766 14 Oct 1768 Whig
The Duke of Grafton 14 Oct 1768 28 Jan 1770 Whig
Lord North 28 Jan 1770 22 Mar 1782 Tory
The Marquess of Rockingham 27 Mar 1782 1 Jul 1782 Whig Second Ministry, died in office
The Earl of Shelburne 4 Jul 1782 2 Apr 1783 Whig
The Duke of Portland 2 Apr 1783 9 Dec 1783 Whig
William Pitt the Younger 19 Dec 1783 14 Aug 1801 Tory First Ministry
Henry Addington 17 Mar 1801 10 May 1804 Tory
William Pitt the Younger 10 May 1804 23 Jan 1806 Tory Second Ministry, died in office
The Lord Grenville 11 Feb 1806 31 Mar 1807 Whig
The Duke of Portland 31 Mar 1807 4 Oct 1809 Tory
Spencer Perceval 4 Oct 1809 11 May 1812 Tory died in office
The Earl of Liverpool 8 Jun 1812 9 Apr 1827 Tory

George IV (1820-1830)

Name from to Party note
George Canning 10 Apr 1827 7 Aug 1827 Tory died in office
The Viscount Goderich 31 Aug 1827 21 Jan 1828 Tory
The Duke of Wellington 22 Jan 1828 16 Nov 1830 Tory First Ministry

William IV (1830-1837)

Name from to Party note
The Earl Grey 22 Nov 1830 9 Jul 1834 Whig
The Viscount Melbourne 16 Jul 1834 14 Nov 1834 Whig First Ministry
The Duke of Wellington 14 Nov 1834 10 Dec 1834 Tory Second Ministry
Sir Robert Peel, Bt 10 Dec 1834 8 Apr 1835 Conservative First Ministry
The Viscount Melbourne 18 Apr 1835 30 Aug 1841 Whig Second Ministry

Victoria (1837-1901)

Name from to Party note
Sir Robert Peel, Bt 30 Aug 1841 29 Jun 1846 Conservative Second Ministry
Lord John Russell 30 Jun 1846 21 Feb 1852 Whig First Ministry
The Earl of Derby 23 Feb 1852 17 Dec 1852 Conservative First Ministry
The Earl of Aberdeen 19 Dec 1852 30 Jan 1855 Peelite
The Viscount Palmerston 6 Feb 1855 19 Feb 1858 Whig First Ministry
The Earl of Derby 20 Feb 1858 11 Jun 1859 Conservative Second Ministry
The Viscount Palmerston 12 Jun 1859 18 Oct 1865 Liberal Second Ministry, died in office
The Earl Russell 29 Oct 1865 28 Jun 1866 Liberal Second Ministry
The Earl of Derby 28 Jun 1866 25 Feb 1868 Conservative Third Ministry
Benjamin Disraeli 27 Feb 1868 1 Dec 1868 Conservative First Ministry
William Ewart Gladstone 3 Dec 1868 17 Feb 1874 Liberal First Ministry
Benjamin Disraeli 20 Feb 1874 21 Apr 1880 Conservative Second Ministry
William Ewart Gladstone 23 Apr 1880 9 Jun 1885 Liberal Second Ministry
The Marquess of Salisbury 23 Jun 1885 28 Jan 1886 Conservative First Ministry
William Ewart Gladstone 1 Feb 1886 20 Jul 1886 Liberal Third Ministry
The Marquess of Salisbury 25 Jul 1886 11 Aug 1892 Conservative Second Ministry
William Ewart Gladstone 15 Aug 1892 2 Mar 1894 Liberal Fourth Ministry
The Earl of Rosebery 5 Mar 1894 22 Jun 1895 Liberal
The Marquess of Salisbury 25 Jun 1895 11 Jul 1902 Conservative Third Ministry

Edward VII (1901-1910)

Name from to Party note
Arthur Balfour 11 Jul 1902 5 Dec 1905 Conservative
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman 5 Dec 1905 7 Apr 1908 Liberal
Herbert Henry Asquith 7 Apr 1908 7 Dec 1916 Liberal War cabinet from 1915

George V (1910-1936)

Name from to Party note
David Lloyd-George 7 Dec 1916 19 Oct 1922 Liberal War cabinet
Andrew Bonar Law 23 Oct 1922 20 May 1923 Conservative
Stanley Baldwin 23 May 1923 16 Jan 1924 Conservative First Ministry
Ramsay MacDonald 22 Jan 1924 4 Nov 1924 Labour First Ministry
Stanley Baldwin 4 Nov 1924 5 Jun 1929 Conservative Second Ministry
Ramsay MacDonald 5 Jun 1929 24 Aug 1931 Labour Second Ministry
Ramsay MacDonald 24 Aug 1931 7 Jun 1935 National Labour National Government
Stanley Baldwin 7 Jun 1935 28 May 1937 Conservative National Government

Edward VIII (1936)

  • no new appointment for the Prime Minister

George VI (1936-1952)

Name from to Party note
Neville Chamberlain 28 May 1937 10 May 1940 Conservative
Winston Churchill 10 May 1940 24 Jul 1945 Conservative War cabinet (until 23 May 1945)
Clement Attlee 26 Jul 1945 26 Oct 1951 Labour
Sir Winston Churchill 26 Oct 1951 7 Apr 1955 Conservative Second Ministry

Elizabeth II (1952-)

Name from to Party note
Sir Anthony Eden 7 Apr 1955 10 Jan 1957 Conservative
Harold Macmillan 10 Jan 1957 19 Oct 1963 Conservative
Sir Alec Douglas-Home 19 Oct 1963 16 Oct 1964 Conservative
Hraold Wilson 16 Oct 1964 19 Jun 1970 Labour First Ministry
Edward Heath 19 Jun 1970 4 Mar 1974 Conservative
Harold Wilson 4 Mar 1974 5 Apr 1976 Labour Second Ministry
James Callaghan 5 Apr 1976 4 May 1979 Labour
Margaret Thatcher 4 May 1979 28 Nov 1990 Conservative
John Major 28 Nov 1990 2 May 1997 Conservative
Tony Blair 2 May 1997 27 Jun 2007 Labour
Gordon Brown 27 Jun 2007 11 May 2011 Labour
David Cameron 11 May 2011 13 Jul 2016 Conservative
Theresa May 13 Jul 2016 Conservative incumbent

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