Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Prime Minister Party1Dates in Office
Sir Robert Walpole 1721–42
Earl of Wilmington 1742–43
Henry Pelham 1743–54
Duke of Newcastle 1754–56
Duke of Devonshire 1756–57
Duke of Newcastle 1757–62
Earl of Bute 1762–63
George Grenville 1763–65
Marquess of Rockingham 1765–66
William Pitt the Elder (earl of Chatham) 1766–68
Duke of Grafton 1768–70
Lord North 1770–82
Marquess of Rockingham 1782
Earl of Shelburne 1782–83
Duke of Portland 1783
William Pitt the YoungerTory1783–1801
Henry Addington (later Viscount Sidmouth)Tory1801–4
William Pitt the YoungerTory1804–6
Baron GrenvilleWhig1806–7
Duke of PortlandTory1807–9
Spencer PercevalTory1809–12
Earl of LiverpoolTory1812–27
George CanningTory1827
Viscount Goderich (later earl of Ripon)Tory1827–28
Duke of WellingtonTory1828–30
Earl GreyWhig1830–34
Viscount MelbourneWhig1834
Sir Robert PeelTory1834–35
Viscount MelbourneWhig1835–41
Sir Robert PeelConservative1841–46
Lord John Russell (later Earl Russell)Whig1846–52
Earl of DerbyConservative1852
Earl of AberdeenPeelite Conservative1852–55
Viscount PalmerstonLiberal1855–58
Earl of DerbyConservative1858–59
Viscount PalmersonLiberal1859–65
Earl RussellLiberal1865–66
Earl of DerbyConservative1866–68
Benjamin DisraeliConservative1868
William GladstoneLiberal1868–74
Benjamin DisraeliConservative1874–80
William GladstoneLiberal1880–85
Marquess of SalisburyConservative1885–86
William GladstoneLiberal1886
Marquess of SalisburyConservative1886–92
William GladstoneLiberal1892–94
Earl of RoseberyLiberal1894–95
Marquess of SalisburyConservative1895–1902
Arthur BalfourConservative1902–5
Sir Henry Campbell-BannermanLiberal1905–8
Herbert AsquithLiberal1908–15
Herbert AsquithCoalition1915–16
David Lloyd GeorgeCoalition1916–22
Andrew Bonar LawConservative1922–23
Stanley BaldwinConservative1923–24
Ramsay MacDonaldLabour1924
Stanley BaldwinConservative1924–29
Ramsay MacDonaldLabour1929–31
Ramsay MacDonaldNational (Coalition)1931–35
Stanley BaldwinNational1935–37
Neville ChamberlainNational1937–40
Winston ChurchillCoalition1940–45
Clement AttleeLabour1945–51
Sir Winston ChurchillConservative1951–55
Sir Anthony EdenConservative1955–57
Harold MacmillanConservative1957–63
Sir Alec Douglas-HomeConservative1963–64
Harold WilsonLabour1964–70
Edward HeathConservative1970–74
Harold WilsonLabour1974–76
James CallaghanLabour1976–79
Margaret ThatcherConservative1979–90
John MajorConservative1990–97
Tony BlairLabour1997–2007
Gordon BrownLabour2007–10
David CameronCoalition2010–
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1 The modern party system did not evolve until the end of the 18th cent.

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