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UK Prime Ministers: Classified

This page lists every UK prime minister in chronological order, giving the party they belonged to (where appropriate) and the years they served. It also gives other significant facts (in the Notes column).

The second table gives the first and last prime ministers for every king and queen (since the office of prime minister was created).

For other details about individual prime ministers, see UK Prime Ministers: Details.

Main Table

Name Party Dates Notes
1 Click to show or hide the answer 1721–174221 years (longest–serving) Click for more information
2 Click to show or hide the answer 1742–1743Unmarried
3 Click to show or hide the answer 1743–1746
4 Click to show or hide the answer 1746
3 Click to show or hide the answer 1746–1754
5 Click to show or hide the answer 1754–1756
6 Click to show or hide the answer 1756–1757
5 Click to show or hide the answer 1757–1762
7 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1762–1763First Tory
8 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1763–1765First Whig
9 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1765–1766
10 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1766–1768William Pitt the Elder
11 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1768–1770
12 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1770–1782
9 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1782
13 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1782–1783
14 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 1783
15 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1783–1801Unmarried Click for more information
16 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1801–1804
15 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1804–180618 years in total (2nd longest–serving)
17 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1806–1807
14 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1807–1809
18 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1809–1812Assassinated 11 May 1812
19 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1812–182715 years (3rd longest–serving)
20 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1827Shortest–serving (119 days) Click for more information
21 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1827–1828Second shortest–serving (130 days)
22 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1828–1830
23 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1830–1834
24 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1834
25 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1834–1835
24 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1835–1841
25 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1841–1846
26 Click to show or hide the answer Whig 1846–1852Last Whig
27 Click to show or hide the answer Tory 1852Last Tory
28 Click to show or hide the answer Peelite 1852–1855
29 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1855–1858First Liberal
27 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1858–1859
29 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1859–1865 Last to die in office
26 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1865–1866
27 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1866–1868
30 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1868
31 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1868–1874Longest–serving Lib
30 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1874–1880
31 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1880–1885
32 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1885–1886
31 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1886
32 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1886–1892
31 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1892–189413 years (4th–longest serving)
33 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1894–1895
32 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1895–1902Last bearded PM
34 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1902–1905Unmarried
35 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1905–1908First to be known officially as PM; resigned due to ill health
36 Click to show or hide the answer Liberal 1908–1915Last PM of a Liberal govt Click for more information
36 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 1915–1916
37 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 1916–1922Last Liberal to be PM
38 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1922–1923Third shortest–serving (211 days)
39 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1923–1924
40 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 1924First Labour
39 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1924–1929
40 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 1929–1931
40 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 1931–1935
39 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 1935–1937
41 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 1937–1940
42 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 1940–1945
42 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1945
43 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 1945–1951
42 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1951–1955
44 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1955–1957
45 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1955–1963
46 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1963–1964
47 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 1964–1970
48 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1970–1974Unmarried
47 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 1974–1976
49 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 1976–1979
50 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1979–1990Longest–serving Con
51 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 1990–1997
52 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 1997–2007Longest–serving Lab
53 Click to show or hide the answer Labour 2007–2010
54 Click to show or hide the answer Coalition 2010–15 
54 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 2015–16 
55 Click to show or hide the answer Conservative 2016– 

Kings and Queens

Monarch Dates First Last Number
George I(1714)–1727 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 1
George II1727–1760 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 6
George III1760–1820 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 14
George IV1820–1830 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 4
William IV1830–1837 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 5
Victoria1837–1901 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 10
Edward VII1901–1910 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 4
George V1910–1936 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 5
Edward VIII1936 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 1
George VI1936–1952 Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer 4
Elizabeth II1952– Click to show or hide the answer 13

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