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List of Parliaments of the United Kingdom
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List of Parliaments of the United Kingdom

This is a listing of sessions of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, tabulated with the elections to the House of Commons for each session, and the list of members of the House.

The sessions are numbered from the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. For previous Westminster parliaments, see List of Parliaments of Great Britain.

NumberStart dateElectionMembersPrime Minister(s)Party
1st1802electionMPsHenry Addington, William Pitt the YoungerTory
2nd1806electionMPsWilliam Wyndham Grenville, 1st Lord GrenvilleWhig
3rd1807electionMPsWilliam Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Spencer Perceval, Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolTory
4th1818electionMPsThe Earl of LiverpoolTory
5th1820electionMPsThe Earl of LiverpoolTory
6th1826electionMPsThe Earl of Liverpool, George Canning, Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonTory
7th1830electionMPsCharles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyWhig
8th1831electionMPsThe Earl GreyWhig
9th1832electionMPsThe Earl Grey, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne Robert PeelWhig
10th1835electionMPsWilliam Lamb, 2nd Viscount MelbourneWhig
11th1837electionMPsThe Viscount MelbourneWhig
12th1841electionMPsSir Robert Peel, BtConservative
13th1847electionMPsThe Lord John Russell, 1st Earl RussellWhig
14th1852electionMPsEdward Geoffrey Smith Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of AberdeenConservative
15th1857electionMPsHenry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Earl of DerbyWhig
16th1859electionMPsThe Viscount PalmerstonLiberal
17th1865electionMPsJohn Russell, 1st Earl Russell, The Earl of Derby, Benjamin DisraeliLiberal
18th1868electionMPsWilliam Ewart Gladstone
19th1874electionMPsBenjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of BeaconsfieldConservative
20th1880electionMPsWilliam Ewart GladstoneLiberal
21st1885electionMPsRobert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, William Ewart Gladstone
22nd1886electionMPsThe Marquess of SalisburyConservative
23rd1892electionMPsWilliam Ewart Gladstone, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of RoseberyLiberal
24th1895electionMPsRobert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of SalisburyConservative
25th1900electionMPsThe Marquess of Salisbury, Arthur BalfourConservative
26th1906electionMPsHenry Campbell-Bannerman, Herbert Henry AsquithLiberal
29th1910> (Jan)electionMPsHerbert Henry AsquithLiberal
30th1910> (Dec)electionMPsHerbert Henry Asquith, David Lloyd GeorgeLiberal
31st1918electionMPsDavid Lloyd GeorgeCoalition
32nd1922electionMPsAndrew Bonar LawConservative
33rd1923electionMPsStanley BaldwinConservative
34th1924electionMPsStanley BaldwinConservative
35th1929electionMPsRamsay MacDonaldLabour
36th1931electionMPsRamsay MacDonaldNational Government
37th1935electionMPsStanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, Winston ChurchillNational Government
38th1945electionMPsClement AttleeLabour
39th1950electionMPsClement AttleeLabour
40th1951electionMPsWinston ChurchillConservative
41st1955electionMPsAnthony Eden, Harold MacmillanConservative
42nd1959electionMPsHarold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-HomeConservative
43rd1964electionMPsHarold WilsonLabour
44th1966electionMPsHarold WilsonLabour
45th1970electionMPsEdward HeathConservative
46th1974 (Feb)electionMPsHarold WilsonLabour
47th1974 (Oct)electionMPsHarold Wilson, James CallaghanLabour
48th1979electionMPsMargaret ThatcherConservative
49th1983electionMPsMargaret ThatcherConservative
50th1987electionMPsMargaret Thatcher, John MajorConservative
51st1992electionMPsJohn MajorConservative
52nd1997electionMPsTony BlairLabour
53rd2001electionMPsTony BlairLabour

The parties listed are those that won the election. During the nineteenth century, the party of government sometimes changed between general elections.

See also