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Liberal government 1892–95

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Liberal government 1892–95

In the 1892 general election, the Conservative Party, led by Lord Salisbury, won the most seats but not an overall majority. As a result, William Ewart Gladstone's Liberal Party formed a minority government that relied upon Irish Nationalist support. On 3 March 1894, Gladstone resigned over the rejection of his Home Rule Bill, and the Earl of Rosebery succeeded him.

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Gladstone's Cabinet, August 1892 – February 1894

  • William Ewart Gladstone - Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Lord Privy Seal
  • Lord Herschell - Lord Chancellor
  • Lord Kimberley - Lord President of the Council, Secretary of State for India
  • Herbert Henry Asquith - Home Secretary
  • Lord Rosebery - Foreign Secretary
  • Lord Ripon - Secretary of State for the Colonies
  • Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman - Secretary of State for War
  • Sir William Harcourt - Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Lord Spencer - First Lord of the Admiralty
  • Anthony John Mundella - President of the Board of Trade
  • Arnold Morley - Postmaster General
  • Henry Hartley Fowler - President of the Local Government Board
  • James Bryce - Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • George John Shaw-Lefevre - First Commissioner of Works
  • John Morley - Chief Secretary for Ireland
  • Sir George Otto Trevelyan - Secretary for Scotland
  • Arthur Herbert Dyke Acland - Vice President of the Council of Education
  • The Earl of Rosebery's Cabinet, March 1894 – June 1895

  • Lord Rosebery – Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Lords
  • Lord Herschell – Lord Chancellor
  • Lord Tweedmouth – Lord Privy Seal
  • Herbert Henry Asquith – Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • Lord Kimberley – Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
  • Lord Ripon – Secretary of State for the Colonies
  • Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman – Secretary of State for War
  • Sir Henry Hartley Fowler – Secretary of State for India
  • Sir William Vernon Harcourt – Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Lord Spencer – First Lord of the Admiralty
  • Anthony John Mundella – President of the Board of Trade
  • Arnold Morley – Postmaster-General
  • George John Shaw-Lefevre – President of the Local Government Board
  • James Bryce – Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • John Morley – Chief Secretary for Ireland
  • Sir George Otto Trevelyan – Secretary for Scotland
  • Arthur Herbert Dyke Acland – Vice President of the Council of Education
  • Changes

  • May 1894: James Bryce succeeds A.J. Mundella at the Board of Trade. Lord Tweedmouth succeeds Bryce at the Duchy of Lancaster, remaining also Lord Privy Seal.
  • List of Ministers

    Cabinet members are listed in bold face.

    References

    Liberal government 1892–95 Wikipedia


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