The government of the United Kingdom operates within the framework of a constitutional monarchy, in which the Monarch is the head of state, but it is also a unitary democracy where the prime minister is the head of government. Sir Robert Walpole is generally considered to be the first prime minister of the nation and one of the greatest politicians in British history. While Prime Minister William Pitt was the first to publicly oppose the Slave Trade, another great political leader Charles Grey abolished slavery throughout the British Empire. However Grey was against women’s suffrage which ironically fuelled the movement further. Winston Churchill who served as prime minister three different times in his career is held in history as one of the greatest wartime leaders of all time as he courageously led his people through the darkest days of World War II. British politics is also credited to have produced one of the best known female leaders of all time in Margaret Thatcher who served as the first female Prime Minister of the UK. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous British political leaders.
Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Only Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn
26 May 1949
Politician, Trade Unionist

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg
24 May 1969
Politician

David CameronDavid Cameron
09 October 1966
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Tony BlairTony Blair
06 May 1953
Prime Minister of Britain
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader

Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan
08 October 1970
Mayor of London

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897
Prime Minister of UK

Gordon BrownGordon Brown
20 February 1951
 
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
01 May 1769
Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United

Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain
18 March 1869
Prime Minister of the U.K.
John MajorJohn Major
29 March 1943
Former Prime Minister of Britain

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News
Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat

Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
10 February 1894
Former British Prime Minister
Clement AttleeClement Attlee
03 January 1883
Former British Prime Minister

Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli
21 December 1804
British Prime Minister

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
17 January 1863
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953
Journalist, Political Leader

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912
 
James CallaghanJames Callaghan
27 March 1912
 

William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759
Abolitionist

William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone
29 December 1809
 

Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
William Pitt the YoungerWilliam Pitt the Younger
28 May 1759
Youngest Prime Minister of Britain
Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
28 May 1911
Journalist, Politician

Robert WalpoleRobert Walpole
26 August 1676
First Prime Minister of Great Britain

Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys
23 February 1633
Member of Parliament

Stanley BaldwinStanley Baldwin
03 August 1867
Former British Prime Minister
H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith
12 September 1852
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Ramsay MacDonaldRamsay MacDonald
12 October 1866
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

James ConnollyJames Connolly
05 June 1868
Socialist Leader

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

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Arthur BalfourArthur Balfour
25 July 1848
Former Prime Minister of Britain
William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708
The Great Commoner

Charles Stewart ParnellCharles Stewart Parnell
27 June 1846
Leader of the Irish Home Rule League
David BlunkettDavid Blunkett
06 June 1947
Former British Home Secretary

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770
Former British Prime Minister

Rab ButlerRab Butler
09 December 1902
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725
English journalist
Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
25 June 1900
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General

David TrimbleDavid Trimble
15 October 1944
First Minister of Northern Ireland

Ernest BevinErnest Bevin
09 March 1881
British statesman

King James IKing James I
19 June 1566
King of Scotland

Austen ChamberlainAusten Chamberlain
16 October 1863
Politician
Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
30 August 1960
Politician

Tony ClementTony Clement
27 January 1961
Member of the Canadian House of Commons

John BrightJohn Bright
16 November 1811
British Radical and Liberal Politician

Arthur HendersonArthur Henderson
13 September 1863
Politician
Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889
Politician

Lord NorthLord North
13 April 1732
 
Lord ActonLord Acton
10 January 1834
 

James DouglasJames Douglas
15 August 1803
British colonial governor on Vancouver Island (now

Charles Pelham VilliersCharles Pelham Villiers
03 January 1802
Politician
Andrew Bonar LawAndrew Bonar Law
16 September 1858
Unknown Prime Minister

Philip Stanhope Lord chesterfieldPhilip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
22 September 1694
British Statesman
C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
26 October 1846
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794
Chartist Leader

Nigel FarageNigel Farage
03 April 1964
Politician, Autobiographer, Commodity broker,
Charles II of EnglandCharles II of England
 

Michael GoveMichael Gove
26 August 1967
Journalist, Politician, Judge
Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort
31 May 1443
 

John BercowJohn Bercow
19 January 1963
Politician

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Pretender

George GallowayGeorge Galloway
16 August 1954
Politician, Columnist, Political writer, Radio
Cecil RhodesCecil Rhodes
05 July 1853
Entrepreneur, Politician, Economist
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Politician, Military personnel, Journalist,

Glenda JacksonGlenda Jackson
09 May 1936
Actress

Nick CleggNick Clegg
07 January 1967
Politician

Diane AbbottDiane Abbott
27 September 1953
Politician, Journalist
Gerry AdamsGerry Adams
06 October 1948
Politician

Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium
16 December 1790
Politician, Military personnel

Denis ThatcherDenis Thatcher
10 May 1915
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Philip HammondPhilip Hammond
04 December 1955
Politician

James Francis Edward StuartJames Francis Edward Stuart
10 June 1688
Prince
Iain Duncan SmithIain Duncan Smith
09 April 1954
Politician

George OsborneGeorge Osborne
23 May 1971
Politician, Economist
John A. MacdonaldJohn A. Macdonald
11 January 1815
Politician, Lawyer

Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside
0989 AD
King of England

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
Politician
William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

Ken LivingstoneKen Livingstone
17 June 1945
Politician
Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928
Politician, Historian, Diarist

Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica

David MilibandDavid Miliband
15 July 1965
Politician

William JoyceWilliam Joyce
24 April 1906
Politician, Journalist, Radio personality
Nigel LawsonNigel Lawson
11 March 1932
Journalist, Politician, Editor

Robert II of ScotlandRobert II of Scotland
02 March 1316
Monarch , Kings
Geoffrey HoweGeoffrey Howe
20 December 1926
Jurist, Politician, Diplomat

John McDonnellJohn McDonnell
08 September 1951
Politician

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764
Politician

Nick GriffinNick Griffin
01 March 1959
Politician
Harriet HarmanHarriet Harman
30 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, Solicitor