British Prime Ministers


Picture Name Party Year
Sir Robert Walpole Whig 1721 - 1742
Spencer Compton
Earl of Wilmington
Whig 1742 - 1743
Henry Pelham Whig 1743 - 1754
Thomas Pelham
Duke of Newcastle
Whig 1754 - 1756
William Cavendish
Duke of Devonshire
Whig 1756 - 1757
Thomas Pelham
Duke of Newcastle
Whig 1757 - 1762
John Stuart
Earl of Bute
Tory 1762 - 1763
George Grenville Whig 1763 - 1765
Charles Wentworth
Marquis of Rockingham
Whig 1765 - 1766
William Pitt 'The Elder'
Earl of Chatham
Whig 1766 - 1768
Augustus Henry Fitzroy
Duke of Grafton
Whig 1768 - 1770
Lord North Tory 1770 - 1782
Charles Wentworth
Marquis of Rockingham
Whig 1782
William Petty
Earl of Shelburne
Whig 1782 - 1783
William Bentinck
Duke of Portland
Coalition 1783
William Pitt
'Pitt the Younger'
Tory 1783 - 1801
Henry Addington Tory 1801 - 1804
William Pitt
'Pitt the Younger'
Tory 1804 - 1806
William Wyndam Grenville
Lord Grenville
Whig 1806 - 1807
William Bentinck
Duke of Portland
Tory 1807 - 1809
Spencer Perceval Tory 1809 - 1812
Robert Banks Jenkinson
Earl of Liverpool
Tory 1812 - 1827
George Canning Tory 1827
Frederick Robinson
Viscount Goderich
Tory 1827 - 1828
Duke of Wellington Tory 1828 - 1830
Charles Grey
Earl Grey
Whig 1830 - 1834
William Lamb
Viscount Melbourne
Whig 1834
Duke of Wellington Tory 1834
Sir Robert Peel Conservative 1834 - 1835
William Lamb
Viscount Melbourne
Whig 1835 - 1841
Sir Robert Peel Conservative 1841 - 1846
Lord John Russell Whig 1846 - 1852
Edward Smith-Stanley
Earl of Derby
Conservative 1852
George Hamilton Gordon
Earl of Aberdeen
Coalition 1852 - 1855
Henry John Temple
Viscount Palmerston
Liberal 1855 - 1858
Edward Smith-Stanley
Earl of Derby
Conservative 1858 - 1859
Henry John Temple
Viscount Palmerston
Liberal 1859 - 1865
Earl Russell Liberal 1865 - 1866
Edward Smith-Stanley
Earl of Derby
Conservative 1866 - 1868
Benjamin Disraeli Conservative 1868
William Ewart Gladstone Liberal 1868 - 1874
Benjamin Disraeli Conservative 1874 - 1880
William Ewart Gladstone Liberal 1880 - 1885
Marquis of Salisbury Conservative 1885 - 1886
William Ewart Gladstone Liberal 1886
Marquis of Salisbury Conservative 1886 - 1892
William Ewart Gladstone Liberal 1892 - 1894
Earl of Rosebery Liberal 1894 - 1895
Marquis of Salisbury Conservative 1895 - 1902
Arthur James Balfour Conservative 1902 - 1905
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman Liberal 1905 - 1908
Herbert Henry Asquith Liberal 1908 - 1916
David Lloyd George Coalition 1916 - 1922
Andrew Bonar Law Conservative 1922 - 1923
Stanley Baldwin Conservative 1923 - 1924
James Ramsay MacDonald Labour 1924
Stanley Baldwin Conservative 1924 - 1929
James Ramsay MacDonald Coalition 1929 - 1935
Stanley Baldwin Coalition 1935 - 1937
Neville Chamberlain Coalition 1937 - 1940
Winston Churchill Coalition 1940 - 1945
Clement Attlee Labour 1945 - 1951
Winston Churchill Conservative 1951 - 1955
Anthony Eden Conservative 1955 - 1957
Harold Macmillan Conservative 1957 - 1963
Sir Alexander Douglas-Home Conservative 1963 - 1964
Harold Wilson Labour 1964 - 1970
Edward Heath Conservative 1970 - 1974
Harold Wilson Labour 1974 - 1976
James Callaghan Labour 1976 - 1979
Margaret Thatcher Conservative 1979 - 1990
John Major Conservative 1990 - 1997
Tony Blair Labour 1997 -




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