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Prime Ministers

British prime ministers and their time in office

Prime MinisterTime in Office
Sir Robert Walpole 4 April 1721 - 11 February 1742
Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington 16 February 1742 - 2 July 1743 (died in office)
Henry Pelham 27 August 1743 - 6 March 1754 (died in office)
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle 16 March 1754 - 16 November 1756 2 July 1757 - 26 May 1762
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire 16 November 1756 - 25 June 1757
John Stuart 3rd Earl of Bute 26 May 1762 - 8 April 1763
George Grenville 16 April 1763 - 13 July 1765
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham 13 July 1765 - 30 July 1766 27 March 1782 - 1 July 1782 (died in office)
William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham 30 July 1766 - 14 October 1768
Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton 14 October 1768 - 28 January 1770
Lord Frederick North 28 January 1770 - 22 March 1782
William Petty-FitzMaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne 4 July 1782 - 2 April 1783
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland 2 April 1783 - 19 December 1783 31 March 1807 - 4 October 1809
William Pitt the Younger 19 December 1783 - 14 March 1801 10 May 1804 - 23 January 1806 (died in office)
Henry Addington 17 March 1801 - 10 May 1804
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Lord Grenville 11 February 1806 - 31 March 1807
Spencer Perceval 4 October 1809 - 11 May 1812 (died in office)
Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool 8 June 1812 - 9 April 1827
George Canning 10 April 1827 - 8 August 1827 (died in office0
Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich 31 August 1827 - 21 January 1828
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington 22 January 1828 - 16 November 1830 14 November 1834 - 10 December 1834
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey 22 November 1830 - 9 July 1834
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne 16 July 1834 - 14 November 1834 18 April 1835 - 30 August 1841
Sir Robert Peel 10 December 1834 - 8 April 1835 30 August 1841 - 29 June 1846
Lord John Russell 30 June 1846 - 21 February 1852
Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby 23 February 1852 - 17 December 1852 20 February 1858 - 11 June 1859 28 June 1866 - 25 February 1868
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen 19 December 1852 - 30 January 1855
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston 6 February 1855 - 19 February 1858 12 June 1856 - 18 October 1865 (died in office)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell 29 October 1865 - 26 June 1866
Benjamin Disraeli 27 February 1868 - 1 December 1868 20 February 1874 - 21 April 1880
William Ewart Gladstone 3 February 1868 - 17 February 1874 23 April 1880 - 9 June 1885 1 February 1886 - 20 July 1886 15 August 1892 - 2 March 1894
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Sailsbury 23 June 1885 - 28 January 1886 25 July 1886 - 11 August 1892 25 June 1895 - 11 July 1902
Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebury 5 March 1894 - 22 June 1895
Arthur Balfour 11 July 1902 - 5 December 1905
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman 5 December 1905 - 7 April 1908
Herbert Henry Asquith 7 April 1908 - 7 December 1916
David Lloyd George 7 December 1916 - 19 October 1922
Andrew Bonar Law 23 October 1922 - 20 May 1923
Stanley Baldwin 23 May 1923 - 16 January 1924 4 November 1924 - 5 June 1929 7 June 1935 - 28 May 1937
Ramsay MacDonald 22 January 1924 - 4 November 1924 5 June 1929 - 7 June 1935
Neville Chamberlain 28 May 1937 - 10 May 1940
Sir Winston Churchill 10 May 1940 - 26 July 1945 26 October 1951 - 6 April 1955
Clement Attlee 26 July 1945 - 26 October 1951
Sir Anthony Eden 6 April 1955 - 10 January 1957
Harold Macmillan 10 January 1957 - 19 October 1963
Sir Alec Douglas-Home 19 October 1963 - 16 October 1964
Harold Wilson 16 October 1964 - 19 June 1970 4 March 1974 - 5 April 1976
Edward Heath 19 June 1970 - 4 March 1974
James Callaghan 5 April 1976 - 4 May 1979
Margaret Thatcher 4 May 1979 - 28 November 1990
John Major 28 November 1990 - 2 May 1997
Tony Blair 2 May 1997 - 27 June 2007
Gordon Brown 27 June 2007 - 11 May 2010
David Cameron 11 May 2010 - Current
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