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.
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister
Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg
24 May 1969

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn
26 May 1949
Politician, Trade Unionist

David CameronDavid Cameron
09 October 1966
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader

Tony BlairTony Blair
06 May 1953
Prime Minister of Britain

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897
Prime Minister of UK
Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965
Editor, Journalist

John MajorJohn Major
29 March 1943
Former Prime Minister of Britain
Gordon BrownGordon Brown
20 February 1951

Neville ChamberlainNeville Chamberlain
18 March 1869
Prime Minister of the U.K.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
01 May 1769
Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United
Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916
Former British Prime Minister
Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
10 February 1894
Former British Prime Minister

Clement AttleeClement Attlee
03 January 1883
Former British Prime Minister

Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan
08 October 1970
Mayor of London
David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
17 January 1863
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli
21 December 1804
British Prime Minister
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759

William Pitt the YoungerWilliam Pitt the Younger
28 May 1759
Youngest Prime Minister of Britain

James CallaghanJames Callaghan
27 March 1912

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount MelbourneWilliam Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
15 March 1779
Former British Prime Minister
Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
26 May 1953
Journalist, Political Leader
William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone
29 December 1809

Stanley BaldwinStanley Baldwin
03 August 1867
Former British Prime Minister

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912

Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith
12 September 1852
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

Christopher Francis PattenChris Patten
12 May 1944

Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
28 May 1911
Journalist, Politician

Dennis SkinnerDennis Skinner
11 February 1932
Political Leader
Robert WalpoleRobert Walpole
26 August 1676
First Prime Minister of Great Britain

Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys
23 February 1633
Member of Parliament
Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician

Charles Stewart ParnellCharles Stewart Parnell
27 June 1846
Leader of the Irish Home Rule League

William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708
The Great Commoner
Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
16 April 1881
Former Viceroy of India

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770
Former British Prime Minister
Arthur BalfourArthur Balfour
25 July 1848
Former Prime Minister of Britain

James ConnollyJames Connolly
05 June 1868
Socialist Leader

David BlunkettDavid Blunkett
06 June 1947
Former British Home Secretary

Rab ButlerRab Butler
09 December 1902
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

David TrimbleDavid Trimble
15 October 1944
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Shirley WilliamsShirley Williams
27 July 1930
Political Leader

Robert WinstonRobert Winston
15 July 1940
Surgeon, Scientist, TV Presenter

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725
English journalist

Austen ChamberlainAusten Chamberlain
16 October 1863
Chris HuhneChris Huhne
02 July 1954
Former Journalist, Politician

Ernest BevinErnest Bevin
09 March 1881
British statesman
King James IKing James I
19 June 1566
King of Scotland

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
25 June 1900
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
30 August 1960
John BrightJohn Bright
16 November 1811
British Radical and Liberal Politician

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

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

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

Charles Pelham VilliersCharles Pelham Villiers
03 January 1802
James DouglasJames Douglas
15 August 1803
British colonial governor on Vancouver Island (now

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
John BercowJohn Bercow
19 January 1963

Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell
10 June 1923
Politician, Entrepreneur, Writer, Publisher,

Charles II of EnglandCharles II of England

Jeremy HuntJeremy Hunt
01 November 1966
Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort
31 May 1443

Nigel FarageNigel Farage
03 April 1964
Politician, Autobiographer, Commodity broker,

Michael GoveMichael Gove
26 August 1967
Journalist, Politician, Judge

Cecil RhodesCecil Rhodes
05 July 1853
Entrepreneur, Politician, Economist

Ann WiddecombeAnn Widdecombe
04 October 1947
Nicola SturgeonNicola Sturgeon
19 July 1970
Political Leader

Jess PhillipsJess Phillips
09 October 1981
Political Leader
Gerry AdamsGerry Adams
06 October 1948

Diane AbbottDiane Abbott
27 September 1953
Politician, Journalist

Harriet HarmanHarriet Harman
30 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, Solicitor
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Politician, Military personnel, Journalist,

Glenda JacksonGlenda Jackson
09 May 1936
John McDonnellJohn McDonnell
08 September 1951

Philip HammondPhilip Hammond
04 December 1955

Nick CleggNick Clegg
07 January 1967

Karren BradyKarren Brady
04 April 1969
Business Women
George GallowayGeorge Galloway
16 August 1954
Politician, Columnist, Political writer, Radio

Hilary BennHilary Benn
26 November 1953
Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933
Anna SoubryAnna Soubry
07 December 1956

Iain Duncan SmithIain Duncan Smith
09 April 1954
Jeremy ThorpeJeremy Thorpe
29 April 1929