Leaders of the Labour Party (UK) 1906 – Present

Keir Starmer leader of the labour party

This timeline details Leaders of the Labour Party (UK) 1906 – Present

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

17th February 1906 – 22nd January 1908
Keir Hardie
Prime Minister: Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal Party)
22nd January 1908 – 14th February 1910
Arthur Henderson
Prime Ministers: Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal Party) 1908
Herbert Asquith (Liberal Party) 1908 – 1910
14th February 1910 – 6th February 1911
George Barnes
Prime Minister: Herbert Asquith (Liberal Party)
6th February 1911 – 5th August 1914
Ramsay MacDonald
Prime Minister: Herbert Asquith (Liberal Party)
5th August 1914 – 24th October 1917
Arthur Henderson (second time)
Prime Ministers: Herbert Asquith (Liberal Party) 1914 – 1916
David Lloyd George (Liberal Party) 1916 – 1917
24th October 1917 – 14th February 1921
William Adamson
Prime Minister: David Lloyd George (Liberal Party)
14th February 1921 – 21st November 1922
J R Clynes
Prime Ministers: David Lloyd George (Liberal Party) 1921 – 1922
Andrew Bonar Law (Conservative Party) 1922
21st November 1922 – 28th August 1931
Ramsay MacDonald (second time)
Prime Ministers: Andrew Bonar-Law (Conservative Party 1922 – 23
Stanley Baldwin (Conservative Party) 1923 – 24
Ramsay MacDonald was Prime Minister 1924
Stanley Baldwin (Conservative Party) 1924 – 29
Ramsay Macdonald was Prime Minister 1929 – 1931
28th August 1931 – 25th October 1932
Arthur Henderson (third time)
Prime Minister: Ramsay MacDonald (National Government)
25th October 1932 – 8th October 1935
George Lansbury
Prime Ministers: Ramsay MacDonald (National Government) 1932 – 35
Stanley Baldwin (Conservative Party) – 1935
8th October 1935 – 7th December 1955
Clement Atlee
Prime Ministers: Stanley Baldwin (Conservative Party) 1935 – 37
Neville Chamberlain (Conservative Party) 1937 – 1940
Winston Churchill (Conservative Party, Coalition Government) 1940 – 45
Clement Atlee was Prime Minister 1945 – 1951
Winston Churchill (Conservative Party) 1951 – 1955
Anthony Eden (Conservative Party) 1955
7th December 1955 – 14th December 1955
Herbert Morrison
Prime Minister: Anthony Eden (Conservative Party)
14th December 1955 – 18th January 1963
Hugh Gaitskell
Prime Ministers: Anthony Eden (Conservative Party) 1955 – 1957
Harold Macmillan (Conservative Party) 1957 – 1963
18th January 1963 – 14th February 1963
George Brown
Prime Minister: Harold Macmillan (Conservative Party)
14th February 1963 – 5th April 1976
Harold Wilson
Prime Ministers: Harold Macmillan (Conservative Party) 1963
Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative Party) 1963 – 64
Harold Wilson was Prime Minister 1964 – 1970
Edward Heath (Conservative Party) 1970 – 74
Harold Wilson was Prime Minister 1974 – 1976
5th April 1976 – 10th November 1980
James Callaghan
Prime Ministers: James Callaghan was Prime Minister 1976 – 79
Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party) 1979 – 80
10th November 1980 – 2nd October 1983
Michael Foot
Prime Minister: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party)
2nd October 1983 – 18th July 1992
Neil Kinnock
Prime Ministers: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party) 1983 – 1990)
John Major (Conservative Party) 1990 – 92
18th July 1992 – 12th May 1994
John Smith
Prime Minister: John Major (Conservative Party)
12th May 1994 – 21st July 1994
Margaret Beckett (acting)
Prime Minister: John Major (Conservative Party)
21st July 1994 – 24th June 2007
Tony Blair
Prime Ministers: John Major (Conservative Party) 1994 – 97
Tony Blair was Prime Minister 1997 – 2007
24th June 2007 – 11th May 2010
Gordon Brown
Prime Minister: Gordon Brown was Prime Minister 2007 – 2010
11th May 2010 – 25th September 2010
Harriet Harman (acting)
Prime Minister: David Cameron (Conservative Party)
25th September 2010 – 8th May 2015
Ed Miliband
Prime Minister: David Cameron (Conservative Party)
8th May 2015 – 12th September 2015
Harriet Harman (acting)
Prime Minister: David Cameron (Conservative Party)
12th September 2015 – 4th April 2020
Jeremy Corbyn
Prime Ministers: David Cameron (Conservative Party) 2015 – 16
Theresa May (Conservative Party) 2016 – 2019
Boris Johnson (Conservative Party) 2019 – 2020
4th April 2020 –
Keir Starmer
Prime Minister: Boris Johnson (Conservative Party)

 

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