The 15 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom who ruled during the reign of Isabel II

Winston Churchill and la reina Isabel II (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Winston Churchill and la reina Isabel II (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Liz Truss, who won the elections for the leadership of the Conservative Party on Monday, became the fifteenth prime minister of the United Kingdom during the reign of the head of state. queen Isabel IIwho falleció hoy en Balmoral a los 96 años de edad.

Here is the list of previous occupants of number 10 Downing Street since the Queen took the throne in 1952.

Winston Churchill (Conservative, 1951-55)

Winston Churchill was a statesman, writer, orator and inspirational leader who led Great Britain to victory in the Second World War. He served as conservative prime minister twice: from 1940 to 1945 (before he was defeated in the 1945 general elections by Labor leader Clement Attlee) and from 1951 to 1955.

Anthony Eden (Conservator, 1955-57)

Prime minister Sir Anthony Eden is best known for his controversial handling of the Suez crisis in 1956, during the second year of his mandate.

Harold Macmillan (Conservative, 1957-63)

The prime minister Harold ‘Supermac’ Macmillan distanced the United Kingdom from apartheid, accelerated the decolonization process and was very involved in the negotiation of the Nuclear Test Prohibition Treaty.

Alec Douglas-Home (Conservator, 1963-64)

Sir Alec Douglas-Home solo se desempeñó como Prime Minister durante 363 días, pero visó la abolition del maintenance de los precios de reventa y adoptó una postura firme en el trato con los sindicatos.

Lusaka, Zambia- The British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher (left), and Queen Isabel, conversed at a party for the Heads of State reunited here for the Commonwealth Conference.  Mirando en la parte trasera están;  Dr.  Hasting Banda (left) in Malawi and Arap Moi in Kenya
Lusaka, Zambia- The British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher (left), and Queen Isabel, conversed at a party for the Heads of State reunited here for the Commonwealth Conference. Mirando en la parte trasera están; Dr. Hasting Banda (left) in Malawi and Arap Moi in Kenya

Harold Wilson (Labour, 1964-70 /1974-76)

As prime minister, Harold Wilson promulgated social reforms in education, health, vivienda, equality of gender, control of prices, pensions, disposibilidades para personas discapacitadas y pobreza infantil.

Edward Heath (Conservative, 1970-74)

Sir Edward Heath was prime minister during a period of industrial agitation and economic decline during which he led Great Britain to the European Community.

James Callaghan (Labour, 1976-79)

James Callaghan is the only British Prime Minister of the 20th century who occupied the 4 principal positions of the state: Minister of Finance, Minister of the Interior, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher (Conservative, 1979-90)

Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the ‘Dama de Hierro’, was the first woman to hold the position of British Prime Minister and Prime Minister for more than 150 years.

John Major (Conservative, 1990-97)

As Prime Minister, Sir John Major supervised the longest period of continuous economic growth in Great Britain and the beginning of the Northern Ireland Peace Process.

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Boris Johnson during an audience at Buckingham Palace, where he was officially recognized as the new Prime Minister, in London, United Kingdom, on July 24, 2019 (Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Boris Johnson during an audience at Buckingham Palace, where he was officially recognized as the new Prime Minister, in London, United Kingdom, on July 24, 2019 (Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)

Tony Blair (Labour, 1997-2007)

Tony Blair, the Labor prime minister with more years of service, oversaw the Northern Ireland peace process, the reform of the public sector and the response to the terrorist attacks of September 11 and July 7.

Gordon Brown (Labour, 2007-10)

As Prime Minister, Gordon Brown oversaw the devolution of powers in Northern Ireland, the withdrawal of Iraqi troops and the first World Climate Change Act.

David Cameron (Conservative, 2010-16)

David Cameron served as prime minister from 2010 to 2016, led the first coalition government of Great Britain in almost 70 years and, in the general elections of 2015, formed the first conservative majority government in the United Kingdom in almost two decades.

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Queen Isabel welcomed Liz Truss during an audience in which she invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party to become prime minister and form a new government, in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom. September 6, 2022 (Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Queen Isabel welcomed Liz Truss during an audience in which she invited the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party to become prime minister and form a new government, in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom. September 6, 2022 (Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)

Theresa May (Conservatory, 2016-19)

Theresa May served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 2016 and 2019. She was the second woman to hold the position of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Boris Johnson (Conservative, 2019-22)

Boris Johnson was leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister of the United Kingdom from 2019 to 2022. Johnson had announced his resignation last July 7 due to the rebellion of members of his government in protest of his management and various scandals that plagued his executive. como las fiestas en Downing Street cuando había fuertes restrictions por la pandemia.

Liz Truss (Conservadora 2022-present)

The new leader of the British Conservative Party, Liz Truss, received on Tuesday the task of forming the government as the leader of the majority of the parliament during an audience with Queen Isabel II, who shortly before had received the formal resignation of Boris Johnson. Fue la primera vez en los 70 años de reignado de la reina que el traspaso del poder tuvo lugar en Balmoral. La reina murió apenas dos días después.

(With information from AFP and Gov.uk)

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