Who succeeded Winston Churchill as prime minister?
Clement Atlee succeeded Winston Churchill as Prime Minister.
No. When World War II began in 1939, the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill became Prime Minister in 1940, and shortly before the war ended in 1945, Churchill was succeeded by Clement Attlee. At the opening of World War One, the Prime minister of the UK was Herbert Henry Asquith. He was succeeded by David Lloyd George in 1916.
Though Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for most of World War II and for 2 months after Germany surrendered, Winston Churchill was not the prime minister immediately after World War 2; this would be Clement Attlee. However, Churchill did become prime minister again after the war ended on 1951 October 26.
In July 1945, Winston Churchill and the Conservatives were defeated by the Labour Party, led by Clement Attlee. For the Labour Party, it was a landslide victory. [In 1955 Churchill, having been Prime Minister since 1951, was succeeded by Anthony Eden, of Suez fame]. CLEMENT ATLEE Clement Attlee Anthony Eden.