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Stanley Baldwin 1923

Baldwin portrayed as the cure for the nation's ills in a 1923 Punch cartoon.
Baldwin portrayed as the cure for the nation's ills in a 1923 Punch cartoon.
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Conservative Government
22 May 1923 - 22 January 1924

Stanley Baldwin was appointed Prime Minister in 1923. His Conservative government hoped to gain an electoral mandate for a policy of trade protection, calling a general election in November 1923. The Conservatives failed to secure a majority and Baldwin and his government resigned in January 1924, making way for Britain's first Labour government.

Cabinet members
Position Name Dates
Prime Minister S. Baldwin 22 May 23 - 22 Jan 24
Lord President of the Council Marquis of Salisbury 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Lord Chancellor Viscount Cave 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Chancellor of the Exchequer S. Baldwin 27 Oct 22 - 26 Aug 23
  N. Chamberlain 27 Aug 23 - 22 Jan 24
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Sir W. Joynson-Hicks 25 May 23 - 4 Oct 23
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Lord Curzon 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for Home Affairs W. Bridgeman 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
First Lord of the Admiralty L. Amery 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Sir R. Saunders 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for Air Sir S. Hoare 25 May 23 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for the Colonies Duke of Devonshire 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
President of the Board of Education E. Wood 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Minister of Health N. Chamberlain 7 Mar 23 - 26 Aug 23
  Sir W. Joynson-Hicks 27 Aug 23 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for India Viscount Peel 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Minister for Labour Sir A. Montague-Barlow 31 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Postmaster-General Sir L. Worthington-Evans 28 May 23 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary for Scotland Viscount Novar 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
President of the Board of Trade Sir P. Lloyd-Greame 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for War Earl of Derby 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24

Notes: 
The Financial Secretary to the Exchequer, Minister for Air, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Postmaster-General were only Cabinet posts during the dates shown.