Governments in Britain 1919-1940

Prime Ministers, types of government and foreign secretaries

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December 1916-October 1922

PM:Lloyd George

Party:Liberal

Government: War Cabinet then Coalition

Foreign Secretary: Balfour till October 1919, then Curzon

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October 1922-May 1923

PM: Andrew Bonar Law

Party:Conservative

Government:Conservative

Foreign Secretary:Curzon

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May 1923-January 1924

PM: Stanley Baldwin

Party:Conservative

Government:Conservative

Foreign Sectretary:Curzon

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January 1924-Novermber 1924

PM:James Ramsay Macdonald

Party:Labour

Government:Labour

Foreign Secretary: James Ramsay Macdonald

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November 1924-June 1929

PM: Stanley Baldwin

Party: Conservative

Government: Conservative

Foreign Secretary: Austen Chamberlain

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June 1929-June 1935

PM: Ramsay Macdonald

Party: Labour

Government: Labour till August 1931, then Conservative dominated National govt.

Foreign Secretary: Labour:Arthur Henderson

                               National Govt.:Marquess of Reading then John Simon

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June 1935-May 1937

PM: Baldwin

Party: Conservative

Government: Conservative dominated National Government

Foreign Secretary: Hoare, then Eden

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May 1937-May 1940

PM: Neville Chamberlain

Party: Conservative

Government: Conservative dominated National Government

Foreign Secretary: Eden then Halifax

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