Third National ministry

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Stanley Baldwin formed the Third National Ministry in the United Kingdom on 7 June 1935. He was head of the ministry as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom until 1937, when the Fourth National Ministry was formed by Neville Chamberlain. This ministry was a "national government" coalition of the Labour Party, the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party and the Liberal Nationals.

Cabinet[edit]

1935 – 1937[edit]

OFFICE NAME TERM
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin 1935–1937
Lord President of the Council Ramsay MacDonald 1935–1937
Lord Chancellor The Viscount Hailsham 1935–1937
Lord Privy Seal The Marquess of Londonderry 1935
The Viscount Halifax 1935–1937
Foreign Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare 1935
Anthony Eden 1935–1937
Home Secretary Sir John Simon 1935–1937
Colonial Secretary Malcolm MacDonald 1935
James Henry Thomas 1935–1936
William Ormsby-Gore 1936–1937
War Secretary The Viscount Halifax 1935
Duff Cooper 1935–1937
Secretary of State for India The Marquess of Zetland 1935–1937
Secretary of State for Air The Viscount Swinton 1935–1937
Dominion Secretary James Henry Thomas 1935
Malcolm MacDonald 1935–1937
Secretary of State for Scotland Sir Godfrey Collins 1935–1936
Walter Elliot 1936–1937
Chancellor of the Exchequer Neville Chamberlain 1935–1937
Minister without Portfolio Anthony Eden 1935
Minister without Portfolio Lord Eustace Percy 1935–1936
First Lord of the Admiralty Bolton Eyres-Monsell (from November 1935 as The Viscount Monsell) 1935–1936
Sir Samuel Hoare 1936–1937
President of the Board of Trade Walter Runciman 1935–1937
President of the Board of Education Oliver Stanley 1935–1937


Notes[edit]

  • Anthony Eden served as Minister without Portfolio, with specific responsibility for League of Nations Affairs (and was often referred to as "Minister for League of Nations Affairs) for approximately six months; during this time, he enjoyed equal status with the Foreign Secretary (Sir Samuel Hoare) and sat in the cabinet.

List of Ministers[edit]

Members of the Cabinet are in bold face.

Office Name Party Dates Notes
Prime Minister,
First Lord of the Treasury
and Leader of the House of Commons
Stanley Baldwin Conservative 7 June 1935
Lord Chancellor The Viscount Hailsham Conservative 7 June 1935  
Lord President of the Council Ramsay Macdonald National Labour 7 June 1935  
Lord Privy Seal
and Leader of the House of Lords
The Marquess of Londonderry Conservative 7 June 1935
The Viscount Halifax Conservative 22 November 1935
Chancellor of the Exchequer Neville Chamberlain Conservative 7 June 1935  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury David Margesson Conservative 18 June 1935  
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Duff Cooper Conservative 18 June 1935  
William Morrison Conservative 22 November 1935  
John Colville Conservative 29 October 1936  
Lords of the Treasury James Stuart Conservative 18 June 1935 – May 1937  
Archibald Southby Conservative 18 June 1935 – 28 May 1937 Knighted
Sir Walter Womersley Conservative 18 June 1935 – 6 December 1935  
George Frederick Davies Conservative 18 June 1935 – 6 December 1935  
James Blindell Liberal National 18 June 1935 – 28 May 1937 Knighted
Arthur Hope Conservative 6 December 1935 – 28 May 1937  
Henry Morris-Jones Liberal National 6 December 1935 – 28 May 1937  
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt Conservative 7 June 1935  
Anthony Eden Conservative 22 December 1935  
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs The Earl Stanhope Conservative 18 June 1935 – 16 June 1936  
Viscount Cranborne Conservative 6 August 1935 – May 1937  
The Earl of Plymouth Conservative 30 July 1936 – May 1937  
Secretary of State for the Home Department
and Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
Sir John Simon Liberal National 7 June 1935  
Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Euan Wallace Conservative 18 June 1935  
Geoffrey Lloyd Conservative 28 November 1935  
First Lord of the Admiralty Sir Bolton Eyres-Monsell Conservative 7 June 1935  
Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt Conservative 5 June 1936  
Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty Sir Victor Warrender Conservative 18 June 1935  
Lord Stanley Conservative 28 November 1935  
Civil Lord of the Admiralty Kenneth Lindsay National Labour 18 June 1935  
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Walter Elliot Conservative 7 June 1935  
William Morrison Conservative 29 October 1936  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries The Earl De La Warr National Labour 18 June 1935  
Herwald Ramsbotham Conservative 28 November 1935
The Earl of Feversham Conservative 30 July 1936 also Deputy Minister of Fisheries
Secretary of State for Air The Viscount Swinton Conservative 7 June 1935  
Under-Secretary of State for Air Sir Philip Sassoon, Bt Conservative 18 June 1935  
Secretary of State for the Colonies Malcolm MacDonald National Labour 7 June 1935  
James Henry Thomas   22 November 1935
Hon. William Ormsby-Gore Conservative 28 May 1936
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies The Earl of Plymouth Conservative 18 June 1935  
The Earl De La Warr National Labour 30 July 1936
Minister for Coordination of Defence Sir Thomas Inskip   13 March 1936  
Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs James Henry Thomas National Labour 7 June 1935  
Malcolm MacDonald National Labour 22 November 1935  
Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs Lord Stanley Conservative 18 June 1935  
Douglas Hacking Conservative 28 November 1935  
Marquess of Hartington Conservative 4 March 1936 Duke of Devonshire
President of the Board of Education Oliver Stanley Conservative 7 June 1935  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education Herwald Ramsbotham Conservative 18 June 1935  
Earl De La Warr National Labour 28 November 1935  
Geoffrey Shakespeare Liberal National 30 July 1936  
Minister of Health Sir Kingsley Wood Conservative 7 June 1935  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health Geoffrey Shakespeare Liberal National 18 June 1935  
Robert Hudson Conservative 30 July 1936
Secretary of State for India The Marquess of Zetland Conservative 7 June 1935 For India and Burma from 1937
Under-Secretary of State for India R. A. Butler Conservative 18 June 1935  
Minister of Labour Ernest Brown Liberal National 7 June 1935
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour Anthony Muirhead Conservative 18 June 1935  
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Sir J. C. C. Davidson Conservative 18 June 1935  
Paymaster General The Lord Rochester National Labour 18 June 1935  
The Lord Hutchison of Montrose Liberal National 6 December 1935  
Minister for Pensions Robert Hudson Conservative 18 June 1935  
Herwald Ramsbotham Conservative 30 July 1936  
Minister without Portfolio for League of Nations Affairs Anthony Eden Conservative 7 June 1935 – 22 December 1935  
Minister without Portfolio Lord Eustace Percy Conservative 7 June 1935 – 31 March 1936  
Postmaster-General George Tryon Conservative 7 June 1935  
Assistant Postmaster-General Sir Ernest Bennett National Labour 18 June 1935  
Sir Walter Womersley Conservative 6 December 1935  
Secretary of State for Scotland Sir Godfrey Collins Liberal National 7 June 1935  
Walter Elliot   29 October 1936  
Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Noel Skelton   18 June 1935  
John Colville Conservative 28 November 1935  
Henry Wedderburn Conservative 29 October 1936  
President of the Board of Trade Walter Runciman Liberal National 7 June 1935  
Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade Leslie Burgin Liberal National 18 June 1935  
Secretary for Overseas Trade John Colville Conservative 18 June 1935  
Euan Wallace Conservative 28 November 1935  
Secretary for Mines Harry Crookshank Conservative 18 June 1935  
Minister of Transport Leslie Hore-Belisha Liberal National 18 June 1935 In Cabinet from 29 October 1936
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport Austin Hudson Conservative 18 June 1935  
Secretary of State for War The Viscount Halifax Conservative 7 June 1935  
Duff Cooper Conservative 22 November 1935  
Under-Secretary of State for War The Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal Conservative 18 June 1935  
Financial Secretary to the War Office Douglas Hacking Conservative 18 June 1935  
Sir Victor Warrender Conservative 28 November 1935  
First Commissioner of Works William Ormsby-Gore Conservative 7 June 1935  
The Earl Stanhope Conservative 16 June 1936  
Attorney General Sir Thomas Inskip Conservative 18 June 1935  
Sir Donald Somervell Conservative 18 March 1936  
Solicitor General Sir Donald Somervell Conservative 18 June 1935  
Sir Terence O'Connor Conservative 19 March 1936  
Lord Advocate Douglas Jamieson   18 June 1935  
Thomas Cooper   25 October 1935  
Solicitor General for Scotland Thomas Cooper   18 June 1935  
Albert Russell   29 November 1935  
James Reid   25 June 1936  
Treasurer of the Household Sir Frederick Penny   18 June 1935  
Comptroller of the Household Sir George Bowyer   21 June 1935  
Sir Lambert Ward Conservative 6 December 1935  
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household Sir Lambert Ward   18 June 1935
George Davies   6 December 1935  
Captain of the Gentlemen-at-Arms The Earl of Lucan   18 June 1935  
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard The Lord Templemore   18 June 1935  
Lords in Waiting The Viscount Gage   18 June 1935 – May 1937  
The Earl of Munster Conservative 18 June 1935 – May 1937  
The Earl of Feversham Conservative 18 June 1935 – 30 July 1936  
The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava   29 October 1936 – 28 May 1937  
The Earl Erne   29 October 1936 – May 1937  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Butler, David, and G. Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900–2000
  • Hyde, H. Montgomery. Baldwin: The Unexpected Prime Minister (1973)
  • Jenkins, Roy. Baldwin (1987) excerpt and text search
  • Mowat, Charles Loch. Britain between the Wars: 1918-1945 (1955) PP 413-79
  • Raymond, John, ed. The Baldwin Age (1960), essays by scholars 252 pages; online
  • Smart, Nick. The National Government. 1931-40 (Macmillan 1999) ISBN 0-333-69131-8
  • Taylor, A.J.P. English History 1914-1945 (1965) pp 321-88
  • Thorpe, Andrew. Britain in the 1930s. The Deceptive Decade, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992). ISBN 0-631-17411-7
Preceded by
Second National Ministry
Government of the United Kingdom
1935–1937
Succeeded by
Fourth National Ministry