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
Former British Prime Minister

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn
26 May 1949
Politician, Trade Unionist

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg
24 May 1969

David CameronDavid Cameron
09 October 1966
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Tony BlairTony Blair
06 May 1953
Prime Minister of Britain

Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan
08 October 1970
Mayor of London

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897
Prime Minister of UK

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

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat
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

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer
13 February 1944
Talk Show Host, Former Politician, Former News
Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Harold MacmillanHarold Macmillan
10 February 1894
Former British Prime Minister
Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson
03 September 1965
Editor, Journalist

Clement AttleeClement Attlee
03 January 1883
Former British Prime Minister

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

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

James CallaghanJames Callaghan
27 March 1912

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

William Ewart GladstoneWilliam Ewart Gladstone
29 December 1809
Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912
Stanley BaldwinStanley Baldwin
03 August 1867
Former British Prime Minister

Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
28 May 1911
Journalist, Politician
H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith
12 September 1852
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys
23 February 1633
Member of Parliament

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of HalifaxEdward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
16 April 1881
Former Viceroy of India

Sebastian CoeSebastian Coe
29 September 1956
Middle Distance Runner, Politician
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
James ConnollyJames Connolly
05 June 1868
Socialist Leader

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770
Former British Prime Minister

Rab ButlerRab Butler
09 December 1902
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer
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
Shirley WilliamsShirley Williams
27 July 1930
Political Leader

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

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

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725
English journalist

Austen ChamberlainAusten Chamberlain
16 October 1863
David TrimbleDavid Trimble
15 October 1944
First Minister of Northern Ireland

Ernest BevinErnest Bevin
09 March 1881
British statesman

John BrightJohn Bright
16 November 1811
British Radical and Liberal Politician

Arthur HendersonArthur Henderson
13 September 1863
Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
30 August 1960

King James IKing James I
19 June 1566
King of Scotland
Tony ClementTony Clement
27 January 1961
Member of the Canadian House of Commons

Philip Noel-BakerPhilip Noel-Baker
01 November 1889

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

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

Charles II of EnglandCharles II of England

Michael GoveMichael Gove
26 August 1967
Journalist, Politician, Judge

Lady Margaret BeaufortLady Margaret Beaufort
31 May 1443
Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Nigel FarageNigel Farage
03 April 1964
Politician, Autobiographer, Commodity broker,

Cecil RhodesCecil Rhodes
05 July 1853
Entrepreneur, Politician, Economist

Ann WiddecombeAnn Widdecombe
04 October 1947

John BercowJohn Bercow
19 January 1963
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Politician, Military personnel, Journalist,

Philip HammondPhilip Hammond
04 December 1955

Glenda JacksonGlenda Jackson
09 May 1936

George GallowayGeorge Galloway
16 August 1954
Politician, Columnist, Political writer, Radio

Nick CleggNick Clegg
07 January 1967
Gerry AdamsGerry Adams
06 October 1948

Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth
08 March 1948
Denis ThatcherDenis Thatcher
10 May 1915
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Michael HeseltineMichael Heseltine
21 March 1933

Ken LivingstoneKen Livingstone
17 June 1945
George OsborneGeorge Osborne
23 May 1971
Politician, Economist

Iain Duncan SmithIain Duncan Smith
09 April 1954
Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium
16 December 1790
Politician, Military personnel

William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

James Francis Edward StuartJames Francis Edward Stuart
10 June 1688

Harriet HarmanHarriet Harman
30 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, Solicitor
Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725

John McDonnellJohn McDonnell
08 September 1951
Diane AbbottDiane Abbott
27 September 1953
Politician, Journalist

Zac GoldsmithZac Goldsmith
20 January 1975
Politician, Editor, Journalist
Edmund IronsideEdmund Ironside
0989 AD
King of England

Alan ClarkAlan Clark
13 April 1928
Politician, Historian, Diarist
William JoyceWilliam Joyce
24 April 1906
Politician, Journalist, Radio personality