THE UNIVERSAL COMPENDIUM of Lists

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Name
Term
Party
Birth/Death
1
Robert Walpole
1721-42
Whig
1676-1745
2
Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington
1742-43
Whig
1673-1743
3
Henry Pelham
1743-54
Whig
c.1695-1754
4
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1)
1754-56
Whig
1693-1768
5
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire
1756-57
Whig
1720-64
(4)
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (2)
1757-62
Whig
v.s.
6
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
1762-63
Tory
1713-92
7
George Grenville
1763-65
Whig
1712-70
8
Charles Watson Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1)
1765-66
Whig
1730-82
9
William Pitt ('the Elder')
1766-68
Whig
1708-78
10
Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton
1768-70
Whig
1735-1811
11
Frederick North, 8th Lord North
1770-82
Tory
1732-92
(8)
Charles Watson Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (2)
1782
Whig
v.s.
12
William Petty-Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
1782-83
Whig
1737-1805
13
William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland (1)
1783
Coalition
1738-1809
14
William Pitt ('the Younger') (1)
1783-1801 
Tory
1759-1806
15
Henry Addington
1801-04
Tory
1757-1844
(14) 
William Pitt (2)
1804-06
Tory
v.s.
16
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
1806-07
Whig
1759-1834
(13)
William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland (2)
1807-09
Tory
v.s.
17
Spencer Perceval
1809-12
Tory
1762-1812
18
Robert Banks-Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
1812-27
Tory
1770-1828
19
George Canning
1827
Tory
1770-1827
20
Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Goderich
1827-28
Tory
1782-1859
21
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
1828-30
Tory
1769-1852
22
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
1830-34
Whig
1764-1845
23
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1)
1834
Whig
1779-1848
24
Robert Peel (1)
1834-35
Conservative
1788-1850
(23)
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (2)
1835-41
Whig
v.s.
(24)
Robert Peel (2)
1841-46
Conservative
v.s.
25
Lord John Russell (1)
1846-52
Liberal
1792-1878
26
Edward George Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1)
1852
Conservative
1799-1869
27
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
1852-55
Peelite
1784-1860
28
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1)
1855-58
Liberal
1784-1865
(26)
Edward George Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (2)
1858-59
Conservative
v.s.
(28)
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (2)
1859-65
Liberal
v.s.
(25)
Lord John Russell (2)
1865-66
Liberal
v.s.
(26)
Edward George Stanley, Earl of Derby (3)
1866-68
Conservative
v.s.
29
Benjamin Disraeli (1)
1868
Conservative
1804-81
30
William Ewart Gladstone (1)
1868-74
Liberal
1809-98
(29)
Benjamin Disraeli (2)
1874-80
Conservative
v.s.
(30)
William Ewart Gladstone (2)
1880-85
Liberal
v.s.
31
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1)
1885-86
Conservative
1830-1903
(30)
William Ewart Gladstone (3)
1886
Liberal
v.s.
(31)
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (2)
1886-92
Conservative
v.s.
(30)
William Ewart Gladstone (4)
1892-94
Liberal
v.s.
32
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
1894-95
Liberal
1847-1929
(31)
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (3)
1895-1902
Conservative
v.s.
33
Arthur James Balfour
1902-05
Conservative
1848-1930
34
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
1905-08
Liberal
1836-1908
35
Herbert Henry Asquith (1)
1908-15
Liberal
1852-1928
(35)
Herbert Henry Asquith (2)
1915-16
Coalition
v.s.
36
David Lloyd George
1916-22
Coalition
1863-1945
37
Andrew Bonar Law
1922-23
Conservative
1858-1923
38
Stanley Baldwin (1)
1923-24
Conservative
1867-1947
39
James Ramsay MacDonald (1)
1924
Labour
1866-1937
(38)
Stanley Baldwin (2)
1924-29
Conservative
v.s.
(39)
James Ramsay MacDonald (2)
1929-31
Labour
v.s.
(39)
James Ramsay MacDonald (3)
1931-35
Nationalist
v.s.
(38)
Stanley Baldwin (3)
1935-37
Nationalist
v.s.
40
Arthur Neville Chamberlain
1937-40
Nationalist
1869-1940
41
Winston Churchill (1)
1940-45
Coalition
1874-1965
42
Clement Attlee
1945-51
Labour
1883-1967
(41)
Winston Churchill (2)
1951-55
Conservative
v.s.
43
Anthony Eden
1955-57
Conservative
1897-1977
44
Harold Macmillan
1957-63
Conservative
1894-1986
45
Alex Douglas-Home
1963-64
Conservative
1903-95
46
Harold Wilson (1)
1964-70
Labour
1916-95
47
Edward Heath
1970-74
Conservative
1916-2005
(46)
Harold Wilson (2)
1974-76
Labour
v.s.
48
James Callaghan
1976-79
Labour
1912-2005
49
Margaret Thatcher
1979-90
Conservative
1925-
50
John Major
1990-97
Conservative
1943-
51
Tony Blair
1997-2007
Labour
1953-
52
Gordon Brown
2007-10
Labour
1951-
53
David Cameron
2010-
Conservative
1966-

Sources

Lenman, B. P., ed. Chambers Dictionary of World History, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd., 2000.

Rodger, L. and J. Bakewell. Chambers Biographical Dictionary. London: Chambers Harrap, 2011.

Watts, D. A Glossary of UK Government and Politics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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