British Prime Ministers 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 25th April 2010
  1. Who was the first British Prime Minister in 1721? Robert Walpole.
  2. The first six British Prime Minister were Whigs, who became the first Tory PM in 1762? The Earl of Bute.
  3. Who was the first British Prime Minister to serve under Queen Victoria? Viscount Melbourne.
  4. Who in 1783 became the youngest British Prime Minister? William Pitt the Younger.
  5. Who was the first Labour British Prime Minister? Ramsay MacDonald.
  6. Up to 2010, who was the last Liberal British Prime Minister? David Lloyd-George(1922).
  7. Who has been the only British Prime Minister to be born outside of the British Isles? Andrew Bonar Law (born in Canada).
  8. Who was Prime Minister when Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne? Winston Churchill.
  9. Who was the last British Prime Minister to die when in office? Viscount Palmerstone(1865).
  10. Who is the longest serving British Prime Minister to date? Robert Walpole (20 years).
  11. Which British Prime Minister lead Britain in the American Revolution and was forced to resign in 1782? Lord North.
  12. Who was Prime Minister when Britain declared war on Germany in 1914? Herbert Asquith.
  13. Which Prime Minister took Britain into the EU? Edward Heath.
  14. To date (2010) how many British Labour Prime Ministers have there been? Six.
  15. Who were the two British Prime Ministers of 1970? Harold Wilson (Jan-June) and Edward Heath (June- Dec.).
  16. Who was the last resident of 10 Downing Street not to have a wife? Margaret Thatcher.
  17. Who was the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated? Spencer Perceval (1812).
  18. Which British Prime Minister oversaw the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire? The Earl Grey.
  19. Which British Prime Minister made Jeffrey Archer a life peer? John Major.
  20. Who was British Prime Minister at the time of the Suez Crisis in 1956? Anthony Eden.


  1. steve says:

    Q3 – The answer should be Viscount Melbourne who was re-elected at the general election which was called immediately after the death of King William IV

  2. Steve says:

    Q3 – the answer still needs amending Ken.

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