List of prime ministers of the United Kingdom by birthplace

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This list give the names of British prime ministers by their birthplace.[1]

Boris Johnson is the first prime minister born outside the British Isles since Bonar Law.[2] No prime minister has ever been born in Wales or the West Country.

List[edit]

Name Term Birthplace Country
Robert Walpole 1721 to 1742 Houghton Hall, Norfolk  England
Spencer Compton 1742 to 1743 Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire  England
Henry Pelham 1743 to 1756 Laughton, Sussex  England
William Cavendish 1756 to 1757 Unknown  England
Thomas Pelham-Holles 1754 to 1756

1757 to 1762

London  England
John Stuart 1762 to 1763 Parliament Square, Edinburgh  Scotland
George Grenville 1763 to 1765 Wotton, Buckinghamshire  England
William Pitt 1766 to 1768 Westminster, London  England
Augustus FitzRoy 1768 to 1770 Unknown  England
Frederick North 1770 to 1782 Piccadilly, London  England
Charles Watson-Wentworth 1765 to 1766

1782

Wentworth, Yorkshire  England
William Petty 1782 to 1783 Dublin, County Dublin  Kingdom of Ireland, modern day  Republic of Ireland
Henry Addington 1801 to 1804 Holborn, London  England
William Pitt 1783 to 1801

1804 to 1806

Hayes, Kent  England
William Grenville 1806 to 1807 Wotton, Buckinghamshire  England
William Cavendish-Bentinck 1783

1807 to 1809

Nottinghamshire  England
Spencer Perceval 1809 to 1812 Mayfair, London  England
Robert Jenkinson 1812 to 1826 London  England
George Canning 1827 Marylebone, London  England
Frederick Robinson 1827 to 1828 Skelton-on-Ure, Yorkshire  England
Arthur Wellesley 1828 to 1830

1834

Dublin, County Dublin  Kingdom of Ireland, modern day  Republic of Ireland
William Lamb 1834

1835 to 1841

London  England
Robert Peel 1834 to 1835

1841 to 1846

Bury, Lancashire  England
George Hamilton Gordon 1852 to 1855 Edinburgh, Midlothian  Scotland
Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston 1859 to 1865

1855 to 1858

Westminster, Middlesex  England
John Russell 1865 to 1866

1846 to 1852

Mayfair, Middlesex  England
Edward Smith-Stanley 1866 to 1868

1858 to 1859

1852

Knowsley Hall, Knowsley, Lancashire  England
Benjamin Disraeli 1874 to 1880

1868 to 1868

Bloomsbury, Middlesex  England
William Ewart Gladstone 1868 to 1874

1880 to 1885

1886 to 1886

1892 to 1894

Liverpool, Lancashire  England
Archibald Primrose 1894 to 1895 Mayfair, Middlesex  England
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 1885 to 1886

1886 to 1892

1895 to 1902

Hatfield, Hertfordshire  England
Arthur Balfour 1902 to 1905 Whittingehame, East Lothian  Scotland
Henry Campbell-Bannerman 1905 to 1908 Kelvinside, Glasgow  Scotland
H. H. Asquith 1908 to 1916 Morley, West Riding of Yorkshire  England
David Lloyd George 1916 to 1922 Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire,  England
Bonar Law 1922 to 1923 Rexton, Kent County  New Brunswick colony, modern day  Canada
Ramsay MacDonald 1924

1929 to 1935

Lossiemouth, Morayshire  Scotland
Stanley Baldwin 1924 to 1929

1935 to 1937

Bewdley, Worcestershire  England
Neville Chamberlain 1937 to 1940 Edgbaston, Birmingham  England
Winston Churchill 1940 to 1945

1951 to 1955

Blenheim, Oxfordshire  England
Clement Attlee 1945 to 1951 Putney, Surrey  England
Anthony Eden 1955 to 1957 Windlestone Hall, County Durham  England
Harold Macmillan 1957 to 1963 Belgravia, London  England
Alec Douglas-Home 1963 to 1964 Mayfair, London  England
Harold Wilson 1964 to 1970

1974 to 1976

Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire  England
Edward Heath 1970 to 1974 Broadstairs, Kent  England
James Callaghan 1976 to 1979 Portsmouth, Hampshire  England
Margaret Thatcher 1979 to 1990 Grantham, Lincolnshire  England
John Major 1990 to 1997 St Helier, Surrey  England
Tony Blair 1997 to 2007 Edinburgh, Midlothian  Scotland
Gordon Brown 2007 to 2010 Giffnock, Renfrewshire  Scotland
David Cameron 2010 to 2016 Marylebone, London  England
Theresa May 2016 to 2019 Eastbourne, East Sussex  England
Boris Johnson[3] 2019 to present New York City, New York  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Prime Ministers". Gov.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Where Was The Prime Minister Born?...Mapped". Londonist. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  3. ^ "Boris Johnson's chaotic path to power finally pays off". AP NEWS. 2021-04-28. Retrieved 2021-06-03.

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