National government, 1935–1937
|People and organisations|
|Head of state|
|Head of government||Stanley Baldwin|
|Head of government's history||1935–1937|
|Status in legislature||Majority (coalition)|
|Opposition party||Labour Party|
|Election(s)||1935 general election|
|Predecessor||Fourth MacDonald ministry|
|Successor||First Chamberlain ministry|
The National Government of 1935–1937 was formed by Stanley Baldwin on his reappointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by King George V in June 1935. It consisted of two ministries: the third Baldwin ministry and the fourth Baldwin ministry.
As a National Government it contained members of the Conservative Party, Liberal Nationals and National Labour, as well as a number of individuals who belonged to no political party. The Government oversaw the Edward VIII abdication crisis in 1936 and the reign of three monarchs. In May 1937, Baldwin resigned and was replaced as Prime Minister by Neville Chamberlain.
- 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
Members of the Cabinet are in bold face.
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Fourth MacDonald ministry
|Government of the United Kingdom
First Chamberlain ministry