There is no simple yes or no question to this answer. While there is no express legal bar the election of a non-Anglican British Prime Minister, such a situation would be constitutionally akward given the prime minister's role in appointing senior members of the Church of England. While theoretically, the soverieng has the ultimate power in making ecclesiastical appointments, he or she acts on the advice of the prime minister.
Under the Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829, sect. 17, and the Jews' Relief Act of 1858, sec 4, no Roman Catholic or Jew may advise the sovereign on ecclesiastical matters. Were the prime minister to be a Roman Catholic or a Jew and alternate system of ecclesiastical appointment would have to be devised.
To date, all British Prime Ministers to date, at least while in office, have professed Anglican faith. Disraeli, while born into a Jewish family, was babtised into the church of England at age 12 and Tony Blair waited till after he stood down from the post of Prime Minister to officially convert to Catholicism.
Gordon Brown does not 'profess the Anglican faith'. His father was a Church of Scotland minister. It is unlikely that any other non-English Prime Minister would be an Anglican (e.g. Alec Douglas-Hume, Ramsey Macdonald).
There does not appear to be a law that requires membership in an specific religion as a condition of becoming Prime Minister. One day there might be a Catholic Prime Minister.
Theresa May is the current Prime Minister of Great Britain.
prime minister, Gordon Brown
None. However, Tony Blair became a Roman Catholic a few months after resigning as Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister is the leader of Great Britain. The Prime Minister chooses the other Ministers who make up the Parliament.
Great Britain is ruled by a Monarchy. In the year 1787, the prime minister was William Pitt the Younger. He was prime minister from 1783â??1801 and 1804â??1806.
No, he was Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Depending on the use of the word Britain, yes.The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has a prime minister.
John Major preceded Margaret Thatcher as the prime minister of Britain.
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Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of Great Britain.
There is a legislature, prime minister, and court system in Great Britain.
Lord Frederick North was the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1775. 1775 was also the year that the American war of Independence broke out.
Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of England. (Great Britain, UK )
The Prime MInister of Great BRitain.
Former Prime Minister of Great Britain.
She is the new prime minister of Great Britain.