British Prime Ministers

Year

Prime Minister

Party

1721

Sir Robert Walpole

Whig

1742

Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

Whig

1743

Henry Pelham

Whig

1754

Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle

Whig

1756

William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire

Whig

1757

Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle

Whig

1762

John Stuart, Earl of Bute

Tory

1763

George Grenville

Whig

1765

Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquess of Rockingham

Whig

1766

William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham

Whig

1767

Augustus Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton

Whig

1770

Frederick North, Lord North

Tory

1782

William FitzMaurice, Earl of Shelburne

Whig

1782

Charles Watson-Wentworth, Marquess of Rockingham

Whig

1783

William Bentinck, Duke of Portland

Coalition

1783

William Pitt, the Younger

Tory

1801

Henry Addington

Tory

1804

William Pitt, the Younger

Tory

1806

William Grenville, Lord Grenville

Whig

1807

William Bentinck, Duke of Portland

Tory

1809

Spencer Perceval

Tory

1812

Robert Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool

Tory

1827

George Canning

Tory

1827

Frederick Robinson, Viscount Goderich

Tory

1828

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Tory

1830

Charles Grey, Earl Grey

Whig

1834

William Lamb, Viscount Melbourne

Whig

1834

Sir Robert Peel

Tory

1835

William Lamb, Viscount Melbourne

Whig

1841

Sir Robert Peel

Tory

1846

Lord John Russell

Whig

1852

Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby

Conservative

1852

George Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen

Conservative

1855

Henry John Temple, Viscount of Palmerston

Liberal

1858

Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby

Conservative

1859

Henry John Temple, Viscount of Palmerston

Liberal

1865

John Russell, Earl Russell

Liberal

1866

Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby

Conservative

1868

Benjamin Disraeli

Conservative

1868

William Ewart Gladstone

Liberal

1874

Benjamin Disraeli

Conservative

1880

William Ewart Gladstone

Liberal

1885

Marquess of Salisbury

Conservative

1886

William Ewart Gladstone

Liberal

1886

Marquess of Salisbury

Conservative

1892

William Ewart Gladstone

Liberal

1894

Earl of Rosebery

Liberal

1895

Marquess of Salisbury

Conservative

1902

Arthur Balfour

Conservative

1905

Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Liberal

1908

Herbert H. Asquith

Liberal

1915

Herbert H. Asquith

Coalition

1916

David Lloyd George

Liberal

1922

Andrew Bonar Law

Conservative

1923

Stanley Baldwin

Conservative

1924

James Ramsay MacDonald

Labour

1924

Stanley Baldwin

Conservative

1929

James Ramsay MacDonald

Labour

1931

James Ramsay MacDonald

National

1935

Stanley Baldwin

National

1937

Neville Chamberlain

National

1940

Winston Churchill

Coalition

1945

Clement Attlee

Labour

1951

Winston Churchill

Conservative

1955

Sir Anthony Eden

Conservative

1957

Harold Macmillan

Conservative

1963

Sir Alec Douglas-Home

Conservative

1964

Harold Wilson

Labour

1970

Edward Heath

Conservative

1974

Harold Wilson

Labour

1976

James Callaghan

Labour

1979

Margaret Thatcher

Conservative

1990

John Major

Conservative

1997

Tony Blair

Labour

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