List of Parliaments of the United Kingdom

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This is a listing of sessions of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, tabulated with the elections to the House of Commons for each session, and the list of members of the House.

The sessions are numbered from the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. For previous Westminster parliaments, see List of Parliaments of Great Britain.

NumberStart dateElectionMembersPrime Minister(s)Party
1st1802electionMPsHenry Addington, William Pitt the YoungerTory
2nd1806electionMPsWilliam Wyndham Grenville, 1st Lord GrenvilleWhig
3rd1807electionMPsWilliam Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Spencer Perceval, Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolTory
4th1812electionMPsThe Earl of LiverpoolTory
5th1818electionMPsThe Earl of LiverpoolTory
6th1820electionMPsThe Earl of LiverpoolTory
7th1826electionMPsThe Earl of Liverpool, George Canning, Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonTory
8th1830electionMPsCharles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyWhig
9th1831electionMPsThe Earl GreyWhig
10th1832electionMPsThe Earl Grey, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne Robert PeelWhig
11th1835electionMPsWilliam Lamb, 2nd Viscount MelbourneWhig
12th1837electionMPsThe Viscount MelbourneWhig
13th1841electionMPsSir Robert Peel, BtConservative
14th1847electionMPsThe Lord John Russell, 1st Earl RussellWhig
15th1852electionMPsEdward Geoffrey Smith Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of AberdeenConservative
16th1857electionMPsHenry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Earl of DerbyWhig
17th1859electionMPsThe Viscount PalmerstonLiberal
18th1865electionMPsJohn Russell, 1st Earl Russell, The Earl of Derby, Benjamin DisraeliLiberal
19th1868electionMPsWilliam Ewart Gladstone
20th1874electionMPsBenjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of BeaconsfieldConservative
21st1880electionMPsWilliam Ewart GladstoneLiberal
22nd1885electionMPsRobert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, William Ewart Gladstone
23rd1886electionMPsThe Marquess of SalisburyConservative
24th1892electionMPsWilliam Ewart Gladstone, Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of RoseberyLiberal
25th1895electionMPsRobert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of SalisburyConservative
26th1900electionMPsThe Marquess of Salisbury, Arthur BalfourConservative
27th1906electionMPsHenry Campbell-Bannerman, Herbert Henry AsquithLiberal
28th1910 (Jan)electionMPsHerbert Henry AsquithLiberal
29th1910 (Dec)electionMPsHerbert Henry Asquith, David Lloyd GeorgeLiberal
30th1918electionMPsDavid Lloyd GeorgeCoalition
31st1922electionMPsAndrew Bonar LawConservative
32nd1923electionMPsStanley BaldwinConservative
33rd1924electionMPsStanley BaldwinConservative
34th1929electionMPsRamsay MacDonaldLabour
35th1931electionMPsRamsay MacDonaldNational Government
36th1935electionMPsStanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, Winston ChurchillNational Government
37th1945electionMPsClement AttleeLabour
38th1950electionMPsClement AttleeLabour
39th1951electionMPsWinston ChurchillConservative
40th1955electionMPsAnthony Eden, Harold MacmillanConservative
41st1959electionMPsHarold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-HomeConservative
42nd1964electionMPsHarold WilsonLabour
43rd1966electionMPsHarold WilsonLabour
44th1970electionMPsEdward HeathConservative
45th1974 (Feb)electionMPsHarold WilsonLabour
46th1974 (Oct)electionMPsHarold Wilson, James CallaghanLabour
47th1979electionMPsMargaret ThatcherConservative
48th1983electionMPsMargaret ThatcherConservative
49th1987electionMPsMargaret Thatcher, John MajorConservative
50th1992electionMPsJohn MajorConservative
51st1997electionMPsTony BlairLabour
52nd2001electionMPsTony BlairLabour
53rd2005electionMPsTony BlairLabour

The parties listed are those that won the election. During the nineteenth century, the party of government sometimes changed between general elections.

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