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Stanley Baldwin 1924

Punch shows Baldwin as the star of the show - Charlie Chaplin.
Punch shows Baldwin as the star of the show - Charlie Chaplin.
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Conservative Government
4 November 1924 - 4 June 1929

The October 1924 election not only punished the Liberals for bringing down the Labour government, but also gave the Conservative Party a renewed overall majority. The party returned 412 MPs, Labour 151 and the Liberals 40. The new Conservative government under Stanley Baldwin faced large-scale industrial unrest and economic problems. Poverty and appalling working conditions led to unrest within the industries of steel, coal, transport and heavy engineering. This culminated in the 1926 General Strike.

Cabinet members
Position Name Dates
Prime Minister S. Baldwin 4 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Lord President of the Council Marquess Curzon 6 Nov 24 - 26 Apr 25
  Earl Balfour 27 Apr 25 - 4 Jun 29
Lord Chancellor Viscount Cave 6 Nov 24 - 27 Mar 28
  Lord Hailsham 28 Mar 28 - 4 Jun 29
Lord Privy Seal Marquis of Salisbury 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Chancellor of the Exchequer W. Churchill 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Sir A. Chamberlain 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Secretary of State for Home Affairs Sir W. Joynson-Hicks 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
First Lord of the Admiralty W. Bridgeman 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries E. Wood 6 Nov 24 - 3 Nov 25
  W. Guinness 4 Nov 25 - 4 Jun 29
Secretary of State for Air Sir S. Hoare 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Secretary of State for the Colonies L. Amery 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
President of the Board of Education Lord E. Percy 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Minister of Health N. Chamberlain 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Secretary of State for India Earl of Birkenhead 6 Nov 24 - 17 Oct 28
  Viscount Peel 18 Oct 28 - 4 Jun 29
Minister for Labour Sir A. Steel-Maitland 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Viscount Cecil 10 Nov 24 - 18 Oct 27
  Lord Cushendun 19 Oct 27 - 4 Jun 29
Secretary for Scotland Sir J. Gilmour 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
President of the Board of Trade Sir P. Lloyd-Greame 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Secretary of State for War Sir L. Worthington-Evans 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29
Minister of Works Viscount Peel 10 Nov 24 - 17 Oct 28
  Marquis of Londonderry 18 Oct 28 - 4 Jun 29
Attorney-General Sir D. Hogg 6 Nov 24 - 4 Jun 29

Notes: 
From 15 July 1926 the Secretary for Scotland was re-titled Secretary of State for Scotland. In November 1924 Sir P. Lloyd-Greame changed his name to Sir P. Cunliffe-Lister.