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

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher

13 October 1925

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg

24 May 1969

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn

26 May 1949

David CameronDavid Cameron

09 October 1966

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell

25 April 1599

Tony BlairTony Blair

06 May 1953

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden

12 June 1897

Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain

18 March 1869

Gordon BrownGordon Brown

20 February 1951

Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan

10 February 1894

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Michael PortilloMichael Portillo

26 May 1953

John MajorJohn Major

29 March 1943

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson

11 March 1916

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh

22 January 1554

Clement AttleeClement Attlee

03 January 1883

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer

13 February 1944

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Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli

21 December 1804

Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan

08 October 1970

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George

17 January 1863

James CallaghanJames Callaghan

27 March 1912

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

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Robert PeelRobert Peel

05 February 1788

William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce

24 August 1759

William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone

29 December 1809

Robert WalpoleRobert Walpole

26 August 1676

Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys

23 February 1633

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Stanley BaldwinStanley Baldwin

03 August 1867

H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith

12 September 1852

James ConnollyJames Connolly

05 June 1868

Ramsay MacDonaldRamsay MacDonald

12 October 1866

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe

29 September 1956

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Arthur BalfourArthur Balfour

25 July 1848

David BlunkettDavid Blunkett

06 June 1947

Robert WinstonRobert Winston

15 July 1940

David TrimbleDavid Trimble

15 October 1944

George CanningGeorge Canning

11 April 1770

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Rab ButlerRab Butler

09 December 1902

John WilkesJohn Wilkes

17 October 1725

Ernest BevinErnest Bevin

09 March 1881

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten

25 June 1900

Austen ChamberlainAusten Chamberlain

16 October 1863

King James IKing James I

19 June 1566

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Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw

30 August 1960

John BrightJohn Bright

16 November 1811

Tony ClementTony Clement

27 January 1961

Arthur HendersonArthur Henderson

13 September 1863

Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker

01 November 1889

Lord NorthLord North

13 April 1732

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James DouglasJames Douglas

15 August 1803

Lord ActonLord Acton

10 January 1834

Andrew Bonar LawAndrew Bonar Law

16 September 1858

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott

26 October 1846

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Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor

18 July 1794

John BercowJohn Bercow

19 January 1963

Charles II of EnglandCharles II of England

Nigel FarageNigel Farage

03 April 1964

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart

31 December 1720

Glenda JacksonGlenda Jackson

09 May 1936

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Diane AbbottDiane Abbott

27 September 1953

Michael GoveMichael Gove

26 August 1967

Cecil RhodesCecil Rhodes

05 July 1853

Gerry AdamsGerry Adams

06 October 1948

Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium

16 December 1790

Edward HeathEdward Heath

09 July 1916

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George GallowayGeorge Galloway

16 August 1954

Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort

31 May 1443

Nick CleggNick Clegg

07 January 1967

James Francis Edward StuartJames Francis Edward Stuart

10 June 1688

Robert II of ScotlandRobert II of Scotland

02 March 1316

William JoyceWilliam Joyce

24 April 1906

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Philip HammondPhilip Hammond

04 December 1955

Iain Duncan SmithIain Duncan Smith

09 April 1954

James I of ScotlandJames I of Scotland

10 December 1394