Leaders of the Conservative Party (UK) 1834 – Present

Boris Johnson UK Prime MInisterThis timeline details Leaders of the Conservative Party (UK) 

See also: Leaders of the Labour Party UK
Leaders of the Liberal Democrats UK

18th December 1834 – 29th June 1846
Sir Robert Peel
Prime Minister: Robert Peel was Prime Minister 1834 – 35
William Lamb, Viscount Melbourne (Whig Party) 1835 – 41
Robert Peel was Prime Minister 1841 – 46
29th June 1846 – 27th February 1868
Edward Smith-Stanley, Earl of Derby
Prime Ministers: Lord John Russell (Whig Party) 1846 – 52
Edward Smith-Stanley was Prime Minister 1852
George Hamilton Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen (Peelite Party) 1852 – 55
Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston (Whig Party) 1855 – 58
Edward Smith-Stanley was Prime Minister 1858 – 59
Viscount Palmerston (Liberal Party) 1859 – 65
Lord John Russell (Liberal Party) 1865 – 66
Edward Smith-Stanley was Prime Minister 1866 – 68
27th February 1868 – 19th April 1881
Benjamin Disraeli
Prime Minister: Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister 1868
William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal Party) 1868 – 74
Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister 1874 – 80
William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal Party) 1880 – 81
19th April 1881 – 23rd June 1885
Position Vacant
Prime Minister: William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal Party)
23rd June 1885 – 11th July 1902
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury
Prime Ministers: Robert Gascoyne-Cecil was Prime Minister 1885 – 86
William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal Party) 1886
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil was Prime Minister 1886 – 92
William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal Party) 1892 – 94
Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery (Liberal Party) 1894 – 95
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil was Prime Minister 1895 – 1902
11th July 1902 – 13th November 1911
Arthur Balfour
Prime Minister: Arthur Balfour was Prime Minister 1902 – 05
Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal Party) 1905 – 08
Herbert Asquith (Liberal Party) 1908 – 111
13th November 1911 – 10th December 1916
Position Vacant
Prime Ministers: Herbert Asquith (Liberal Party) 1911 – 1916
David Lloyd George (Liberal Party) 1916
10th December 1916 – 21st March 1921
Andrew Bonar Law
Prime Ministers: David Lloyd-George (Liberal Party)
21st March 1921 – 23rd October 1922
Position Vacant
Prime Minister: David Lloyd-George (Liberal Party)
23rd October 1922 – 28th May 1923
Andrew Bonar Law
Prime Minister: Andrew Bonar Law was Prime Minister
28th May 1923 – 31st May 1937
Stanley Baldwin
Prime Ministers: Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister 1923 – 24
Ramsay MacDonald (Labour Party) 1924
Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister 1924 – 29
Ramsay Macdonald (Labour Party) 1929 – 1935
Stanley Baldwin was Prime Minister 1935 – 37
31st May 1937 – 9th October 1940
Neville Chamberlain
Prime Minister: Neville Chamberlain was Prime Minister 1937 – 40
9th October 1940 – 21st April 1955
Winston Churchill
Prime Ministers: Winston Churchill was Prime Minister 1940 – 45
Clement Atlee (Labour Party) 1945 – 51
Winston Churchill was Prime Minister 1951 – 55
21st April 1955 – 22nd January 1957
Anthony Eden
Prime Minister: Anthony Eden was Prime Minister
22nd January 1957 – 11th November 1963
Harold Macmillan
Prime Minister: Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister
11th November 1963 – 27th July 1965
Alec Douglas-Home
Prime Ministers: Alec Douglas-Home was Prime Minister 1963 – 64
Harold Wilson (Labour Party) 1964 – 1965
27th July 1965 – 11th February 1975
Edward Heath
Prime Ministers: Harold Wilson (Labour Party) 1965 – 1970
Edward Heath was Prime Minister 1970 – 74
Harold Wilson (Labour Party) 1974 – 1975
11th February 1975 – 28th November 1990
Margaret Thatcher
Prime Ministers: Harold Wilson (Labour Party) 1975 – 76
James Callaghan (Labour Party) 1976 – 79
Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister 1979 – 90
28th November 1990 – 19th June 1997
John Major
Prime Ministers: John Major was Prime Minister 1990 – 1997
Tony Blair (Labour Party) 1997
19th June 1997 – 13th September 2001
William Hague
Prime Minister: Tony Blair (Labour Party)
13th September 2001 – 6th November 2003
Iain Duncan Smith
Prime Minister: Tony Blair (Labour Party)
6th November 2003 – 6th December 2005
Michael Howard
Prime Minister: Tony Blair (Labour Party)
6th December 2005 – 11th July 2016
Prime Minister: Tony Blair (Labour Party) 2005 – 07
Gordon Brown (Labour Party) 2007 – 10
David Cameron was Prime Minister 2010 – 16
11th July 2016 – 23rd July 2019
Theresa May
Prime Minister: Theresa May was Prime Minister
23rd July 2019 – Present
Prime Minister: Boris Johnson is Prime Minister

 

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