MinistersPartyDates
Sir Robert WalpoleWhig1721-42
Earl of WilmingtonWhig1742-43
Henry PelhamWhig1743-54
Duke of NewcastleWhig1754-56
Duke of NewcastleWhig1754-56
Duke of DevonshireWhig1756-57
Duke of NewcastleWhig1757-62
Earl of ButeTory1762-63
George GrenvilleWhig1763-65
Marquess of RockinghamWhig1765-66
William Pitt the Elder (Earl of Chatham)Whig1766-68
Duke of GraftonWhig1768-70
Lord NorthTory1770-82
Marquess of RockinghamWhig1782
Earl of ShelburneWhig1782-83
Duke of PortlandCoalition1783
William Pitt the YoungerTory1783-1801
Henry AddingtonTory1801-04
William Pitt the YoungerTory1804-06
William Wyndham Grenville, Baron GrenvilleWhig1806-07
Duke of PortlandTory1807-09
Spencer PercivalTory1809-12
Earl of LiverpoolTory1812-27
George CanningTory1827
Viscount GoderichTory1827-28
Duke of WellingtonTory1828-30
Earl GreyWhig1830-34
Viscount MelbourneWhig1834
Sir Robert PeelTory1834-35
Viscount MelbourneWhig1835-41
Sir Robert PeelTory1841-46
Lord John Russell (later Earl Russell)Whig1846-52
Earl of DerbyTory1852
Earl of AberdeenPeelite Coalition1852-55
Viscount PalmerstonLiberal1855-58
Earl of DerbyConservative1858-59
Viscount PalmerstonLiberal1859-65
Earl RussellLiberal1865-66
Earl of DerbyConservative1866-68
Benjamin DisraeliConservative1868
William E. GladstoneLiberal1868-74
Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)Conservative1874-80
William E. GladstoneLiberal1880-85
Marquess of SalisburyConservative1885-86
William E. GladstoneLiberal1886
Marquess of SalisburyConservative1886-92
William E. GladstoneLiberal1892-94
Earl of RoseberyLiberal1894-95
Marquess of SalisburyConservative1895-1902
Arthur J. BalfourConservative1902-05
Sir Henry Campbell-BannermanLiberal1905-08
Herbert H. AsquithLiberal1908-15
Herbert H. AsquithCoalition1915-16
David Lloyd GeorgeCoalition1916-22
Andrew Bonar LawConservative1922-23
Stanley BaldwinConservative1923-24
Ramsay MacDonaldLabour1924
Stanley BaldwinConservative1924-29
Ramsay MacDonaldLabour1929-31
Ramsay MacDonaldCoalition1931-35
Stanley BaldwinCoalition1935-37
Neville ChamberlainCoalition1937-40
Winston ChurchillCoalition1940-45
Winston ChurchillConservative1945
Clement AttleeLabour1945-51
Sir Winston ChurchillConservative1951-55
Sir Anthony EdenConservative1955-57
Harold MacmillanConservative1957-63
Sir Alec Douglas-HomeConservative1963-64
Harold WilsonLabour1964-70
Edward HeathConservative1970-74
Harold WilsonLabour1974-76
James CallaghanLabour1976-79
Margaret ThatcherConservative1979-90
John MajorConservative1990-97
Tony Blair Labour1997-