Second Baldwin ministry

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Stanley Baldwin, a member of the Conservative Party, formed the Second Baldwin Ministry as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the 1924 general election. His second ministry ended after the so-called “Flapper Election” of 1929.

Cabinet[edit]

November 1924 – June 1929[edit]

Changes[edit]

List of Ministers[edit]

Members of the Cabinet are in bold face.

Office Name Dates Notes
Prime Minister,
First Lord of the Treasury
and Leader of the House of Commons
Stanley Baldwin 4 November 1924 – 4 June 1929  
Lord Chancellor The Viscount Cave 6 November 1924  
The Lord Hailsham 28 March 1928 created Viscount Hailsham 4 July 1929
Lord President of the Council The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston 6 November 1924 also Leader of the House of Lords
The Earl of Balfour 27 April 1925
Lord Privy Seal The Marquess of Salisbury 6 November 1924 also Leader of the House of Lords 27 April 1925-4 June 1929
Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill 6 November 1924  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Bolton Eyres-Monsell 7 November 1924  
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Walter Guinness 11 November 1924  
Ronald McNeill 5 November 1925
Arthur Samuel 1 November 1927
Junior Lords of the Treasury Sir George Hennessy 13 November 1924 – 10 December 1925  
Lord Stanley 13 November 1924 – 9 November 1927
Frederick Thomson 13 November 1924 – 14 January 1928
William Cope 13 November 1924 – 14 January 1928 created a Baronet 28 June 1928
Francis Curzon 13 November 1924 – 15 January 1929  
David Margesson 28 August 1926 – 4 June 1929
George Bowyer 28 December 1927 – 4 June 1929
Frederick Penny 13 January 1928 – 4 June 1929
Marquess of Titchfield 13 January 1928 – 4 June 1929
Euan Wallace 1 January 1929 – 4 June 1929
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Austen Chamberlain 6 November 1924 knighted 1 December 1925
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ronald McNeill 11 November 1924  
Godfrey Locker-Lampson 7 December 1925
Secretary of State for the Home Department Sir William Joynson-Hicks 6 November 1924  
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Godfrey Locker-Lampson 11 November 1924  
Douglas Hacking 8 December 1925
Sir Vivian Henderson 9 November 1927
First Lord of the Admiralty William Bridgeman 6 November 1924  
Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty J. C. C. Davidson 11 November 1924  
Cuthbert Headlam 16 December 1926
Civil Lord of the Admiralty The Earl Stanhope 11 November 1924  
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries E. F. L. Wood 6 November 1924  
Hon. Walter Guinness 4 November 1925
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries The Lord Bledisloe 11 November 1924  
The Earl of Stradbroke 5 February 1928
Secretary of State for Air Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt 6 November 1924  
Under-Secretary of State for Air Sir Philip Sassoon, Bt 11 November 1924  
Secretary of State for the Colonies Leo Amery 6 November 1924  
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies Hon. William Ormsby-Gore 12 November 1924  
Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs Leo Amery 11 June 1925  
Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs The Earl of Clarendon 5 August 1925  
The Lord Lovat 5 May 1927
The Earl of Plymouth 1 January 1929
President of the Board of Education Lord Eustace Percy 6 November 1924  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education The Duchess of Atholl 11 November 1924  
Minister of Health Neville Chamberlain 6 November 1924  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health Sir Kingsley Wood 11 November 1924  
Secretary of State for India The Earl of Birkenhead 6 November 1924  
The Viscount Peel 18 October 1928
Under-Secretary of State for India The Earl Winterton 11 November 1924  
Minister of Labour Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Bt 6 November 1924  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour Henry Betterton 11 November 1924  
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster The Viscount Cecil of Chelwood 10 November 1924  
The Lord Cushendun 19 October 1927
Paymaster General vacant    
The Duke of Sutherland 28 January 1925
The Earl of Onslow 2 December 1928
Minister of Pensions George Tryon 11 November 1924  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions Hon. George Frederick Stanley 11 November 1924  
Postmaster General Sir William Mitchell-Thomson 11 November 1924  
Assistant Postmaster General Viscount Wolmer 11 November 1924  
Secretary for Scotland Sir John Gilmour, Bt 6 November 1924 became Secretary of State for Scotland 15 July 1926
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health for Scotland Walter Elliot 11 November 1924 office abolished 26 July 1926
Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Walter Elliot 26 July 1926  
President of the Board of Trade Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame 6 November 1924 changed surname to Cunliffe-Lister 17 November 1924
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick, Bt 11 November 1924  
Herbert Williams 13 January 1928
Secretary for Overseas Trade Arthur Samuel 11 November 1924  
Douglas Hacking 9 November 1927
Secretary for Mines George Lane-Fox 11 November 1924  
Douglas King 13 January 1928
Minister of Transport Wilfrid Ashley 11 November 1924  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport John Moore-Brabazon 11 November 1924  
vacant 14 January 1927
Secretary of State for War Sir Laming Worthington-Evans 6 November 1924  
Under-Secretary of State for War The Earl of Onslow 11 November 1924  
The Duke of Sutherland 2 December 1928
Financial Secretary to the War Office Douglas King 11 November 1924  
Duff Cooper 13 January 1928
First Commissioner of Works The Viscount Peel 10 November 1924  
The Marquess of Londonderry 18 October 1928
Attorney General Sir Douglas Hogg 6 November 1924  
Sir Thomas Inskip 28 March 1928
Solicitor General Sir Thomas Inskip 11 November 1924  
Sir Frank Merriman 28 March 1928
Lord Advocate William Watson 11 November 1924  
Alexander Munro MacRobert 23 April 1929
Solicitor General for Scotland David Pinkerton Fleming 11 November 1924  
Alexander Munro MacRobert 30 December 1925
Wilfrid Normand 23 April 1929
Treasurer of the Household George Gibbs 13 November 1924  
Sir George Hennessy 13 January 1928
Comptroller of the Household Sir Harry Barnston 13 November 1924  
Sir William Cope 13 January 1928
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household Douglas Hacking 13 November 1924  
George Hennessy 10 December 1925 created a Baronet 24 January 1927
Frederick Thomson 13 January 1928 created a Baronet 28 March 1929
Assistant Whips[1] David Margesson 13 November 1924 – 28 August 1926  
George Bowyer 15 December 1924 – 28 December 1927
Frederick Penny 22 February 1927 - 13 January 1928
Marquess of Titchfield 9 November 1927 - 13 January 1928
Euan Wallace 13 January 1928 - 1 January 1929
Sir Victor Warrender, Bt 13 January 1928 - 4 June 1929
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms The Earl of Clarendon 1 December 1924  
The Earl of Plymouth 26 June 1925
The Earl of Lucan 1 January 1929
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard The Lord Desborough 1 December 1924  
Lords in Waiting The Viscount Gage 1 December 1924 – 4 June 1929  
The Lord Somers 1 December 1924 – 23 March 1926
The Earl of Lucan 1 December 1924 – 1 January 1929
The Earl of Airlie 1 April 1926 – 4 June 1929
The Lord Templemore 1 January 1929 – 4 June 1929

References[edit]

  • D. Butler and G. Butler (ed.). Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900–2000. 
  1. ^ J C Sainty 'Assistant Whips 1922-1964' in Parliamentary History Vol 4 (1985) pp 201-04
Preceded by
First MacDonald Ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
1924–1929
Succeeded by
Second MacDonald Ministry