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Head of her majestey's government, the Prime Minister office dates back to 1721. Prime Ministers traditionally live at 10 Downing Street in London. The Prime Minister is appointed by the queen, and is felt to inspire confidence in the House of Commons.

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Who is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Theresa May (June 2017)

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Who was the British Prime Minister during World War 2?

Britain had three Prime Ministers during World War 2. The first was Neville Chamberlain who attempted initially to appease Hitler to prevent a second world war. However Hitler invaded Poland in September, 1939 which prompted Chamberlain to declare war on Germany.

Following the failed Norwegian campaign against Germany, Chamberlain resigned as Prime Minister, and was replaced on the 10th of May, 1940 by Winston Churchill. The European war finished on the 8th of May 1945 when the allies declared VE day (the surrender itself having been signed on the previous day).

Churchill remained Prime Minister until the 27th of July, 1945, when he was replaced by Clement Attlee after Labour won a landslide election victory.

On the 14th of August 1945, Japan agreed to surrender and ultimately signed the surrender papers on the 2nd of September 1945, marking V-J Day and the end of World War 2.

Clement Attlee remained as Prime Minister until the 26th of October 1951 when he was replaced by a re-elected Conservative party led by Winston Churchill.
The priminster from ww2 is , Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain , Neville Chamberlain came out of office 2 weeks after England commit ed war on Germany , then Winston Churchill came in .

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Who was Prime Minister after David Lloyd George?

Churchill. No, it was Andrew Bonar Law, the shortest serving Prime Minister of the 20th century.

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Who is the Prime Minister of Great Britain?

David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, who has been in office since 11 May 2010 after the 2010 United Kingdom General Election, is the UK's current prime minister. He became prime minister after forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats Party, following a hung parliament in the election.

The deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom is Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats Party. He assumed office on 11 May 2010, after the 2010 general election. he became deputy prime minister following the Liberal Democrats forming a coalition with the Conservatives.

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Who is the Prime Minister of England?

Technically, England does not have it's own Prime Minister as the political unit of governance is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister is currently David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party.

Deputy leader is Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats Party.

The two Parties formed a coalition to gain power as they did not have enough votes on their own.

They took over from Gordon Brown, then leader of the Labour Party after Parliament was dissolved by the Queen. Brown resigned at the end of the Parties 5 year duration on 11th May 2010 after the election on 6th May 2010 produced no clear winner.

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Who was the prime minister of the UK in 1790?

William Pitt the Younger was in office (for the first time) from 19 December 1783 to 14 March 1801

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Who was the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

The first prime minister was Robert Walpole (1676-1745). His period of office lasted from 1721-1742.(The term 'prime minister' had no official standing in Britain till 1906. It was a more a nickname for the chief minister, who held the office of First Lord of the Treasury. However, there is unanimous agreement among historians that Walpole was the first prime minister of a cabinet style government responsible to Parliament).

Pedants may note that he would have not called himself "prime minister" and the title, whose origins are obscure (and can be found at least as far back as Queen Anne (1702-14)), first developed as a term of derision towards him and his successors. The official title held was usually First Lord of the Treasury, (a title still held by the Prime Minister to this day).
The term Prime Minister gradually lost its perjorative meaning and became the common informal title, first occurring in official documents under Benjamin Disraeli's premiership. It took until the beginning of the twentieth century for the title to gain full official status and was first held by Henry Campbell-Bannerman, who held the office from 1905-08.

The first Prime Minister - Robert Walpole, from 1721 to 1742 (also the longest serving to date). However, Henry Campbell-Bannermann (PM from 1906-1908) was the first to use the title officially.
Sir Robert Walpole is regarded as being the first British prime minister, in April 1721.

The official title did not exist until 1905 when Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman assumed office.
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Prime Ministers of the UK since 1930?

British Prime Ministers since 1930 are:

Ramsay MacDonald (1929-35)
Stanley Baldwin (1935-37)
Neville Chamberlain (1937-40)
Winston Churchill (1940-45)
Clement Attlee (1945-51)
Winston Churchill (1951-55)
Sir Anthony Eden (1955-57)
Harold Macmillan (1957-63)
Alec Douglas-Home (1963-64)
Harold Wilson (1964-70)
Edward Heath (1970-74)
James Callaghan (1974-79)
Margaret Thatcher (1979-90)
John Major (1990-97)
Tony Blair (1997-2007)
Gordon Brown (2007-)
David Cameron (Present 2013

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Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War 2?

There were actually 3, although for most of the war it was Winston Churchill.

Neville Chamberlain was prime minister in 1939 and he was the one who declared war on Germany.

In 1940, Winston Churchill was selected to replace him and was prime minister until the end of the war in Europe.

Before the surrender of Japan in September, 1945, Churchill was already being replaced by Clement Attlee (who he would succeed in 1951).
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Winston Churchill.
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AnswerWinston Churchill

Great Britain didn't have a leader. The head of government of the United Kingdom was Winston Churchill. The head of state was King George VI.

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What US president weighed more than 300 pounds?

William Howard "Big Bill' Taft is the one. William Howard Taft, who served as US President from 1909-1913. He needed to have a larger bathtub installed in the White House.

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Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1947?

Clement Richard Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1947.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1945 July 26 to 1951 October 26. He was also the first ever Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1942 February 19 to 1945 May 23, as part of a coalition government during World War Two.

After World War Two ended in Europe, an election was called. Labour was heavily victorious in the election, with 'full employment' being the major issue of the post-war climate. Attlee implemented heavy social reforms, including creation of a national health service, national assistance act, and national insurance act. Labour also nationalized the Bank of England, aviation, coal mining, railways, cable, wireless, steel, electric and gas industries. The government heavily invested in basic infrastructure, improving education and transportation.

This spending caused budget problems with the government, but they were assisted by loans from the US government. Although the pound was at first convertible directly to dollars, this practice was ended, and the pound had to be devalued.

Foreign policy in the post war era was marked by rising Soviet influence; Britain hoped to counter this by way of NATO and other European co-operation, as well as development of its own nuclear program. Decolonization was started under the Labour government, with India, Ceylon and Burma being the first countries to gain independence.

By the 1950 elections, public support for Labour had declined, and Labour's majority shrunk significantly. By 1951, with Labour finding themselves unable to govern, another election was called and the Conservatives regained power.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland contains England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which do not have separate prime ministers.

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Who was British Prime Minister in World War 2?

Answer When Britain declared war on Germany, on 3rd September 1939, the Prime Minister was Neville Chanberlain. He resigned on 10th May 1940 amid increasing criticism of the conduct of the war. He died six months later, on 9th November 1940. He was succeeded as Prime Minister by Winston Churchill, who despite being regarded as one of the greatest Prime Ministers because of his conduct of the war, was defeated in the General Election of 1945.
Neville Chamberlain until May 1940. Winston Churchill from May 1940 until July 1945. Clement Attlee from July 1945
At the beginning of the war, on 3rd September 1939, it was Neville Chamberlain, whose attempts at controlling Hitler by diplomatic means had failed despite the apparent success of the Munich Summit the previous year.

After the disastrous Anglo-French retreat from the beaches of Dunkirk, Chamberlain resigned in May 1940 and was replaced by Winston Churchill, who took over the post only a couple of weeks before the Battle of Britain and remained in office as head of a Coalition Government until the end of the war in Europe in May 1945.

Very soon after this, a General Election was called which saw Churchill ousted and replaced by the Labour government of Clement Attlee- it was Attlee who was Prime Minister when the war ended against Japan, in August 1945.

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Who succeeded John Major as a British prime minister?

Tony Blair

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Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2011?

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2011.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland contains England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which each have First Ministers, excepting England.

Cameron became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 2010 May 11 as leader of the Conservative Party. He had previously been the Right Honourable Leader of the Opposition from 2005 December 6 until he became prime minister.

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Who was Prime Minister after John Major?

Tony Blair in 1997.

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What did William Pitt the Younger die from?

William Pitt the Younger died from liver disease.

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Who was British Prime Minister in 1767?

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (bon November 15, 1708 in London; died May 11, 1778 in Hayes, Kent) was the Prime Minister of Great Britain between July 30, 1766 and October 14, 1768, including the whole of 1767.

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When and why did the English become the British?

The simple is: They didn't! Great Britain is a union of states; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, in much the same way as the United States of America. The English come from England, The Scots from Scotland, the Welsh from Wales and the Irish from Northern Ireland. Collectively they are 'British' The simple analogy would be, "When and why did the Texans become American?"

I agree with the previous . I am from Scotland,which makes me Scottish,but Scotland is part of the UNITED KINGDOM of GREAT BRITAIN and NORTHERN IRELAND so I am British as well and happy to be so. There is nothing that Americans do that upsets Scots and some English people as when Americans call Britain England,why do they do this ? A craxy number of Americans seem to think that they are Irish or Scots so why do they call the Britain England? Another tip for American tourists, do what Harrison Ford did and go to Wales, it is a beautiful country and not like anywhere else.

Apparrently it was all 'England' at one time, it was the generic term for Britain until the natives objected. I think this was in the 1930s. It was accepted usage. I am English, I live in England & my country is the UK. These islands are the British Isles which make up Great Britain. I think that the people that did the objecting to the term 'England' were the Scottish Nationalists, if I remember my QI from Stepen Fry correctly...

Sorry, but NOPE, it was never " all 'England' " at any time, England was only used as a generic term for Britain by the English, (and still is by the majority of English to this day), if you ask non-English residents of the U.K. if the terms are synonymous you will get a resounding "NO!" from 99.999% of them, and might even come to some physical harm!.

The fact that people here in the United States call Britain "England" stems from the lack of education in Geography, not because they are stupid, unfortunately most people learn from television, and most of the talking heads don't know any better, though it is hard to excuse it when historians, economists and political experts make the same mistake, I've lost count of how many times I've heard how the U.K. referred to as England in serious documentaries.

Now this may seem pretty petty to most Americans reading this, but imagine if you were constantly called Californians, (Californians may think of themselves being called Texans), and hearing Californians and foreign people referring to how the Californian Army helped defeat Hitler, while the Californian Navy fought the Japanese after California was bombed at Pearl Harbor, how the Californians put a man on the moon, and on and on, you're probably mildly amused at this point thinking about it, but imagine it day in and day out, especially if you were in your own home state, and someone called you a Californian!!.... I guarantee you would tell them in no uncertain terms "I'm not ****ing Californian!!!"

Well, in Germany, it's also not very fixed. Most of the time we're saying "England" if we mean the UK but know it's not exactly the same. It's just very common and also there's no good equivalent to "UK" in German. Hardly anybody would say "Das Vereinigte Königreich", also "Großbritannian"= Great Britain isn't really fitting since it excludes Northern Ireland.

We tend to say "Briten" or "britisch" if we want to stress differences between British and Americans though. But except for that "Briten" sounds a bit too political correct in most ears :D

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Who are all the Prime Ministers of Great Britain?

Winston Churchill, and many others including John Major, Margaret Thatcher and the present Prime Minister Tony Blair.

During WW2, winston churchill was prime minister. he was also sacked in WW1 because of the battle or gallipoli.

At the beginning of the war it was Chamberlain, followed by Churchill in May 1940.

Tony Blair

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What are the requirements and terms to become a king and prime ministry in united kingdom?

To be King (or, if a woman, Queen), you have to be next in line to the throne. You also cannot be Catholic, ever have been Catholic, or be married to anyone Catholic (this dates back to shortly after Henry VIII and the split between the catholic church and the Church of England). To be Prime Minister, you must be the choice of the majority party of Parliment and be approved by the King (or Queen), although this approval is a "rubber stamp."

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Who was the british prime minister before Winston Churchill?

Neville Chamberlain up to may 1940 & Clement Attlee before Churchills' re election in 1951
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Who was made the first honorary citizen of the US?

Winston Churchill

(chrnonogical order) 1.General Lafayette - a Frenchman who was an officer in American Revolutioning war, is recognized as being the first honorary citizen of the U.S. He was made an honorary citizen of the state of Maryland in 1783, made an honorary citizen of Maryland again in 1823, as well as of Connecticut the same year. He was also recognized as an honorary citizen in a 2002 joint congressional resolution 2.Winston Chruchill - British Prime Minister during World War II, faced fascist Germany alone 1940, his men won Battle of Britain, then led allies throughout rest of the war and an inspiration. (1963) 3.Raoul Wallenberg - Swedish diplomat who rescued Jews in the Holocaust, (1981) 4.William Penn - 17th and 18th century English proprietor and governor of the English North American colony of Pennsylvania, brought democracy to America with Frame of Government, safegaurding Rights of Englishmen. (1984) 5.Hannah Collowin Penn - second wife of William Penn and administrator of Pennsylvania(1984) 6.Mother Teresa - Albanian Catholic nun, who founded the Missionaries in India (1996)

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Who was the British Prime Minister at the start of World War 2?

The British Prime Minister at the outbreak of World War II was Neville Chamberlain who actually declared war in 1939. He was succeeded by Winston Churchill in May 1940.
Neville Chamberlain was the British prime minister at the start of World War 2

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What was the Duke of Wellington's political significance?

He was a Tory Political leader and served twice as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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Who replaced Winston Churchill as Prime Minister?

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].

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