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Great Offices of the United Kingdom Government

The UK Government has four Great Offices of State. These are Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary. Since the formation of the United Kingdom 214 people have served in these offices. How many can you name?
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Government
Prime Minister
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Foreign Secretary
Home Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whig
Office established in 1721
John Smith
Office established in 1782
Office established in 1782
1708-1710
 
Tory
Office established in 1721
Robert Harley
Office established in 1782
Office established in 1782
Robert Benson
1710-1714
William Wyndham
 
Whig
Office established in 1721
Richard Onslow
Office established in 1782
Office established in 1782
Robert Walpole
Earl Stanhope
John Aislabie
John Pratt
Robert Walpole
Robert Walpole
Earl of Wilmington
Samuel Sandys
Henry Pelham
Henry Pelham
Duke of Newcastle
William Lee
Henry Bilson-Legge
George Lyttelton
Duke of Devonshire
Henry Bilson-Legge
Earl of Mansfield
Duke of Newcastle
Henry Bilson-Legge
1714-1762
Viscount Barrington
 
Tory
Earl of Bute
Lord le Despencer
Office established in 1782
Office established in 1782
1762-1763
 
Whig
George Grenville
George Grenville
Office established in 1782
Office established in 1782
Marquess of Rockingham
William Dowdeswell
William Pitt (Elder)
Lord North
1763-1770
Duke of Grafton
 
Tory
Lord North
Lord North
Office established in 1782
Office established in 1782
1770-1782
 
Whig
Marquess of Rockingham
Lord John Cavendish
Charles James Fox
Earl of Shelburne
Earl of Shelburne
William Pitt (Younger)
Lord Grantham
Thomas Townshend
1782-1783
Duke of Portland
Lord John Cavendish
Charles James Fox
Lord North
 
Tory
William Pitt (Younger)
William Pitt (Younger)
Earl Temple
Earl Temple
Duke of Leeds
Lord Sydney
Lord Grenville
Lord Grenville
Henry Dundas
Lord Hawkesbury
Duke of Portland
Henry Addington
Henry Addington
Lord Pelham
Charles Philip Yorke
William Pitt (Younger)
William Pitt (Younger)
Lord Harrowby
Lord Hawkesbury
1783-1806
Lord Mulgrave
 
Coalition
Lord Grenville
Lord Henry Petty
Charles James Fox
Earl Spencer
1806-1807
Viscount Howick
 
Tory
Duke of Portland
Spencer Perceval
George Canning
Lord Hawkesbury
Spencer Perceval
Earl Bathurst
Richard Ryder
Marquess Wellesley
Viscount Castlereagh
Earl of Liverpool
Nicholas Vansittart
Viscount Sidmouth
Frederick John Robinson
George Canning
Robert Peel
George Canning
George Canning
Earl of Dudley
William Sturges-Bourne
Marquess of Lansdowne (Elder)
Viscount Goderich
John Herries
Duke of Wellington
Henry Goulburn
Robert Peel
 
1807-1830
Earl of Aberdeen
 
Whig
Earl Grey
Viscount Althorp
Viscount Palmerston
Viscount Melbourne
1830-1834
Viscount Melbourne
Viscount Duncannon
 
Conservative
Duke of Wellington
Lord Denman
Duke of Wellington
Duke of Wellington
Robert Peel
Robert Peel
Henry Goulburn
1834-1835
 
Whig
Viscount Melbourne
Thomas Rice
Viscount Palmerston
Lord John Russell
1835-1841
Francis Baring
Marquess of Normanby
 
Conservative
Robert Peel
Henry Goulburn
Earl of Aberdeen
James Graham
1841-1846
 
Whig
Lord John Russell
Charles Wood
Viscount Palmerston
George Grey
1846-1852
Earl Granville
 
Conservative
Earl of Derby (Elder)
Benjamin Disraeli
Earl of Malmesbury
Spencer Walpole
1852
 
Peelite
Earl of Aberdeen
William Gladstone
Lord John Russell
Viscount Palmerston
1852-1855
Earl of Clarendon
 
Liberal
Viscount Palmerston
George Lewis
Earl of Clarendon
George Grey
1855-1858
 
Conservative
Earl of Derby (Elder)
Benjamin Disraeli
Earl of Malmesbury
Spencer Walpole
1858-1859
T. H. S. Sotheron-Estcourt
 
Liberal
Viscount Palmerston
William Gladstone
Lord John Russell
George Lewis
George Grey
1859-1866
Earl Russell
Earl of Clarendon
 
Conservative
Earl of Derby (Elder)
Benjamin Disraeli
Lord Stanley
Spencer Walpole
Gathorne Hardy
Benjamin Disraeli
George Hunt
1866-1868
 
Liberal
William Gladstone
Robert Lowe
Earl of Clarendon
Henry Bruce
1868-1874
William Gladstone
Earl Granville
Robert Lowe
 
Conservative
Benjamin Disraeli
Stafford Northcote
Earl of Derby (Younger)
Richard Cross
1874-1880
Marquess of Salisbury
 
Liberal
William Gladstone
William Gladstone
Earl Granville
William Harcourt
1880-1885
Hugh Childers
 
Conservative
Marquess of Salisbury
Michael Hicks Beach
Marquess of Salisbury
Richard Cross
1885-1886
 
Liberal
William Gladstone
William Harcourt
Earl of Rosebery
Hugh Childers
1886
 
Conservative
Marquess of Salisbury
Lord Randolph Churchill
Earl of Iddesleigh
Henry Matthews
1886-1892
George Goschen
Marquess of Salisbury
 
Liberal
William Gladstone
William Harcourt
Earl of Rosebery
H. H. Asquith
1892-1895
Earl of Rosebery
Earl of Kimberley
 
Conservative
Marquess of Salisbury
Michael Hicks Beach
Marquess of Salisbury
Matthew Ridley
Marquess of Lansdowne (Younger)
Charles Ritchie
Arthur Balfour
Charles Ritchie
Aretas Akers-Douglas
1895-1905
Austen Chamberlain
 
Liberal
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
H. H. Asquith
Edward Grey
Herbert Gladstone
H. H. Asquith
David Lloyd George
Winston Churchill
Reginald McKenna
John Simon
1905-1916
Reginald McKenna
Herbert Samuel
 
War Coalition
David Lloyd George
Bonar Law
Arthur Balfour
Viscount Cave
Austen Chamberlain
Earl Curzon of Kedleston
Edward Shortt
1916-1922
Robert Horne
 
Conservative
Bonar Law
Stanley Baldwin
Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
William Bridgeman
Stanley Baldwin
1922-1924
Neville Chamberlain
 
Labour
Ramsay MacDonald
Philip Snowden
Ramsay MacDonald
Arthur Henderson
1924
 
Conservative
Stanley Baldwin
Winston Churchill
Austen Chamberlain
William Joynson-Hicks
1924-1929
 
Labour
Ramsay MacDonald
Philip Snowden
Arthur Henderson
John Robert Clynes
1929-1931
 
Coalition
Ramsay MacDonald
Philip Snowden
Marquess of Reading
Herbert Samuel
Neville Chamberlain
John Simon
John Gilmour
Stanley Baldwin
Anthony Eden
John Simon
John Simon
Samuel Hoare
Neville Chamberlain
1931-1940
Viscount Halifax
 
War Coalition
Winston Churchill
Kingsley Wood
Viscount Halifax
John Anderson
Anthony Eden
Herbert Morrison
1940-1945
John Anderson
Donald Somervell
 
Labour
Clement Attlee
Hugh Dalton
Ernest Bevin
James Chuter Ede
Stafford Cripps
1945-1951
Hugh Gaitskell
Herbert Morrison
 
Conservative
Winston Churchill
Rab Butler
Anthony Eden
David Maxwell Fyfe
Gwilym Lloyd-George
Anthony Eden
Harold Macmillan
Harold Macmillan
Selwyn Lloyd
Harold Macmillan
Peter Thorneycroft
Rab Butler
Derick Heathcoat-Amory
Selwyn Lloyd
Earl of Home
Reginald Maudling
Henry Brooke
1951-1964
Alec Douglas-Home
Rab Butler
 
Labour
Harold Wilson
James Callaghan
Patrick Gordon Walker
Frank Soskice
Michael Stewart
Roy Jenkins
Roy Jenkins
George Brown
James Callaghan
1964-1970
Michael Stewart
 
Conservative
Edward Heath
Iain Macleod
Alec Douglas-Home
Reginald Maudling
1970-1974
Anthony Barber
Robert Carr
 
Labour
Harold Wilson
Denis Healey
James Callaghan
Roy Jenkins
James Callaghan
Anthony Crosland
1974-1979
David Owen
Merlyn Rees
 
Conservative
Margaret Thatcher
Geoffrey Howe
Lord Carrington
William Whitelaw
Francis Pym
Nigel Lawson
Geoffrey Howe
Leon Brittan
John Major
Douglas Hurd
John Major
Douglas Hurd
David Waddington
John Major
Norman Lamont
Kenneth Baker
Ken Clarke
1979-1997
Ken Clarke
Malcolm Rifkind
Michael Howard
 
Labour
Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
Robin Cook
Jack Straw
Jack Straw
David Blunkett
Charles Clarke
Margaret Beckett
John Reid
Gordon Brown
Alistair Darling
David Miliband
Jacqui Smith
1997-2010
Alan Johnson
 
Coalition
David Cameron
George Osborne
William Hague
Theresa May
2010-2015
Philip Hammond
 
Conservative
David Cameron
George Osborne
Philip Hammond
Theresa May
Theresa May
Philip Hammond
Boris Johnson
Amber Rudd
Jeremy Hunt
Sajid Javid
Boris Johnson
Sajid Javid
Dominic Raab
Priti Patel
Rishi Sunak
Nadhim Zahawi
Liz Truss
Liz Truss
Kwasi Kwarteng
James Cleverly
Suella Braverman
Jeremy Hunt
Grant Shapps
Rishi Sunak
Suella Braverman
2015-2024
Lord Cameron
James Cleverly
 
Labour
Kier Starmer
Rachel Reeves
David Lammy
Yvette Cooper
2024-Present
 
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