First Peel ministry
|First Peel ministry|
Sir Robert Peel
|Date formed||December 1834|
|Date dissolved||April 1835|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||William IV|
|Head of government||Sir Robert Peel|
|Status in legislature||Minority|
|Outgoing election||1835 general election|
|Predecessor||Wellington caretaker ministry|
|Successor||Second Melbourne ministry|
Sir Robert Peel's first government succeeded the caretaker ministry of the Duke of Wellington. Peel was also Chancellor of the Exchequer while the Duke of Wellington served as Foreign Secretary. A young William Ewart Gladstone held office as a Junior Lord of the Treasury, his first governmental post in a ministerial career that would span for the next sixty years.
The Peel ministry was a minority government, and relied on Whig support. However, this the Whigs felt disinclined to give, joining with the Irish radicals to defeat the Conservatives at every turn. After a reign of only four months, the government felt obliged to resign, whereupon the Whig leader Lord Melbourne formed his second government.
December 1834 – April 1835
List of Ministers
Members of the Cabinet are indicated by bold face.
- Joint Secretaries from 8 January 1835.
- C. Cook and B. Keith, British Historical Facts 1830–1900
Wellington caretaker ministry
| Government of the United Kingdom
Second Melbourne ministry