British 21st century Prime Ministers
& First Lords of the Treasury


82nd First Lord of the Treasury
76th British Prime Minister and the fifth Minister for the Civil Service 2007 – 11th May 2010 (Labour)
Non elected 1st term
Hung Parliament 2010
James Gordon Brown
(born 20th February 1951)

81st First Lord of the Treasury
75th British Prime Minster and the fourth Minister for the Civil Service1997-2007 (Labour) see also New Labour
Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair
(born 6th May 1953)
The last Prime Minister of the 20th Century and the first of the 21st.


Non Elected British Prime Ministers
Gordon Brown is not alone in being an un-elected Prime Minister. He joins a list of illustrious names including Balfour, Asquith, Lloyd-George, Baldwin, Chamberlain, Churchill, Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Callaghan and Major.
7 Conservative, 2 Labour, 2 Liberal
(See Oliff editorial published 31st July 2009)
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As a 'pricing' guide to a genuine Brown signature, above is an example recently sold at auction
One peculiarity of this page (left) containing Brown's signature is a smudge on the lower right which appears to be a finger print following signing with a black marker pen.
Signed at Downing Street
8th October 2009.
Obtained by Breast Cancer Care patron Julie Jelley, on behalf of Richard Oliff






John Major, Edward Heath, Tony Blair,
Betty Boothroyd, Paddy Ashdown, Geoffrey Howe, Michael Foot, Margaret Beckett and Michael Howard

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83rd First Lord of the Treasury
77th British Prime Minister and the 6th Minister for the Civil Service 11th May 2010 - 13 July 2016 (Conservative)
His first term formed part of a coalition government following a hung Parliament and negotiaton with the Liberal Democrat party
The first of its kind for 70 years
David William Donald Cameron 
(born 9th October 1966) 
Cameron is a 4th great grandson of Elizabeth Hay, thus making him the fifth cousin, twice removed to the Queen.
See editorial by Richard Oliff: Connection between PM and royals published 3rd October 2008
See also Historical Signatures 4 for the signature of ' W. MOUNT' -  Sir William Arthur Mount, 1st Baronet
the Prime Ministers Great Grandfather




84th First Lord of the Treasury
(54th individual)
78th British term Prime Minister (Conservative)
7th Minister for the Civil Service
Non elected 1st term (13 July 2016 - 8 June 2017 )
Hung Parliament: no overall majority 2nd term (9 June 2017)​
Resigned as Conservative leader (7 June 2019)
Resigned as Prime Minister 23 July 2019
Theresa Mary May (Brasier)
(born 1st October 1956)
British politician who had been the Home Secretary since 2010 until becoming PM in 2016, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead since 1997. A member of the Conservative Party, May identifies as a One-Nation Conservative and has been characterised as a liberal conservative. 







85th First Lord of the Treasury
(55th individual)
79th British term Prime Minister (Conservative)
8th Minister for the Civil Service
Non elected 1st term (23 July 2019 -  )
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
(born 19 June 1964)
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (13 July 2016)
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, popular historian, and journalist who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. He previously served as Mayor of London from 2008 until 2016 and as MP for Henley from 2001 until 2008. A member of the Conservative Party, Johnson identifies as a One-Nation Conservative and liberal conservative and has been associated with both economically liberal and socially liberal policies.



Jeremy Bernard Corbyn 
(born 26 May 1949)
A British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015. Corbyn has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington North since 1983. Ideologically, he identifies as a democratic socialist.





Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Baron Mandelson
(born 21st October 1953)
A British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hartlepool from 1992 to 2004, served in a number of Cabinet positions under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and was a European Commissioner. He was a key architect in the rebranding of the Labour Party as "New Labour" and its subsequent landslide victory in the 1997 general election.

He twice resigned from Tony Blair's government while holding Cabinet positions. After his second resignation, he served as the European Commissioner for Trade for almost four years. He rejoined the government when he was made a life peer by the Queen and took his seat in the House of Lords on 13 October 2008. Often viewed as 'The Real Prime Minister'.



Alastair John Campbell 
(born 25th May 1957)
British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003, having first started working for Blair in 1994. Campbell describes himself as a "Communicator, Writer and Strategist" on his website, while others have described him as Labour's "unelected, but ... hardly underscrutinised" spin doctor




Nicholas William Peter "Nick" Clegg
(born 7th January 1967)
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the Cameron coalition ministry
The first of its kind for 70 years
Lord President of the Council
Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
This is a picture that was hand signed by Mr Clegg in London: March 2010.
On 11th May 2010, Her Majesty the Queen appointed Clegg Deputy Prime Minister, something that has never before happened in the UK. 
In July 1962 the Queen was asked by PM Harold Macmillan to recognise Rab Butler as his deputy and she refused,
on the basis that the sovereign would not wish to prejudice the selection of his successor. Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam parliamentary seat following the general election on 8 June 2017.




A very rare signed 1st edition. West Glamorgan county library
Campbell's example signature from his website
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Non Elected British Prime Ministers
Theresa May is not alone in being an un-elected Prime Minister. She joins a list of illustrious names including Balfour, Asquith, Lloyd-George, Baldwin, Chamberlain, Churchill, Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Callaghan, Major and Brown
8 Conservative, 2 Labour, 2 Liberal
(See Oliff editorial published 31st July 2009)
Signed as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons & 
  Shadow Minister for Women
sometime between 2 July 2007 & 19 January 2009
When she held both offices simultaneously

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29_03_17_article50.pdf
Brexit: The UK's letter triggering Article 50. 
Wednesday 29 March 2017
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