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Leaders of The Liberal Party

Name Portrait Constituency/Title Took Office Left Office Prime Minister
Henry John Temple,
3rd Viscount Palmerston 1
Tiverton 12 June 1859 18 October 1865 Viscount Palmerston
John Russell,
1st Earl Russell
1st Earl Russell 29 October 1865 3 December 1868 Earl Russell 1865–66
Earl of Derby 1866–68
Benjamin Disraeli 1868
William Ewart Gladstone Greenwich 3 December 1868 3 February 1875 W. E. Gladstone 1868–74
Benjamin Disraeli 1874–80
VACANT 2
3 February 1875 23 April 1880
William Ewart Gladstone Midlothian 23 April 1880 2 March 1894 W. E. Gladstone 1880–85
Marquess of Salisbury 1885–86
W. E. Gladstone 1886
Marquess of Salisbury 1886–92
W. E. Gladstone 1892–94
Archibald Primrose,
5th Earl of Rosebery
5th Earl of Rosebery 5 March 1894 6 October 1896 Earl of Rosebery 1894–95
Marquess of Salisbury 1895–1902
VACANT 3
6 October 1896 3 December 1905
Arthur Balfour 1902–05
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman Stirling Burghs 5 December 1905 3 April 1908 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Herbert Henry Asquith East Fife 5 April 1908 25 November 1918 H. H. Asquith 1908–16
David Lloyd George 1916–22
Sir Donald Maclean 4
Peebles and South Midlothian 3 February 1919 12 February 1920
Herbert Henry Asquith Paisley (1920-1924);
1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1925-1926)
12 February 1920 15 October 1926
Andrew Bonar Law 1922–23
Stanley Baldwin 1923–24
Ramsay MacDonald 1924
Stanley Baldwin 1924–29
Leaders of the Liberal Party in the House of Commons 5
David Lloyd George 6 Caernarvon Boroughs 2 December 1924 7 October 1931
Ramsay MacDonald 1929–35
Sir Herbert Samuel 7 Darwen 4 November 1931 25 October 1935
Sir Archibald Sinclair, Bt 8 Caithness and Sutherland 26 November 1935 15 June 1945 Stanley Baldwin 1935–37
Neville Chamberlain 1937–40
Winston Churchill 1940–45
Clement Davies Montgomery 2 August 1945 5 November 1956 Clement Attlee 1945–51
Winston Churchill 1951–55
Anthony Eden 1955–57
Jo Grimond Orkney and Shetland 5 November 1956 17 January 1967
Harold Macmillan 1957–63
Alec Douglas-Home 1963–64
Harold Wilson 1964–70
Jeremy Thorpe North Devon 18 January 1967 1969
Leaders of the Liberal Party elected under the 1969 Constitution 9
Jeremy Thorpe North Devon 1969 10 May 1976
Edward Heath 1970–74
Harold Wilson 1974–76
Jo Grimond 10
Orkney and Shetland 12 May 1976 7 July 1976 James Callaghan 1976–79
David Steel 11 Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (1967-1983);
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale (1983-1988)
7 July 1976 3 March 1988
Margaret Thatcher 1979–

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