Template talk:Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

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Prime Ministers should probably be listed here either under their name during their time in office; or under the one by which they are most commonly known. Certainly calling Salisbury "Gascoyne-Cecil" makes no sense. Doops | talk 21:26, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

  • I agree and have changed the names accordingly, with the exception of Pitt the Elder.

Philip Stevens 22:35, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

    • Why the exception of Pitt the Elder ? I've edited the list to show "Chatham (Pitt the Elder)", for clarity's sake. — OwenBlacker 15:55, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

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Pluralise title[edit]

Should the title on this box be "Prime Ministers of..." or "Prime Minister of..."? SeventyThree(Talk) 23:29, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

  • I think you're right, it should be pluralise. Philip Stevens 06:56, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

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I've deleted this image for lacking a source. Even if it had a source, per WP:FUC fair use images cannot be used in templates. For the time being, I've replaced it with Image:Blair Cheney at Number 10.jpg but a better one might be found or created. howcheng {chat} 20:36, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

  • I've changed the image to one of the Union Flag as I thought this would be more appropriate. Philip Stevens 20:45, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Prime Ministers "of the United Kingdom"[edit]

The first fourteen names on this list were never Prime Ministers (or Leaders of the Government, or whatever) of the United Kingdom, as it didn't exist until 1801. I suggest replacing this template with "Prime Ministers of Great Britain" and "Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom". Opera hat 17:36, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

New format[edit]

I reverted the new format, as there was no discussion before hand. Putting "18th century Prime Minister" is erroneous as that term didn't exist until the 20th century. Also, I don't see any need to put PMs into different sections, it doesn't happen for US Presidents. --Philip Stevens 17:46, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


Are categories needed? Surely they should only be used for significant political changes like the box on French presidents Rutld001 21:37, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Distinction between United Kingdom and Great Britain.[edit]

current reverts by Ste1977. the distinction is a great one, they are two separate countries. List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_the_United_Kingdom#19th_century_Prime_Ministers. please discuss before reverting again. ninety:one 10:35, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Heads of Government for Great Britain and the UK should be separate, and Ste1977's amendments don't list second terms either. I think all edits by Ste1977 should be reverted too Opera hat (talk) 16:49, 11 June 2008 (UTC)