First Salisbury ministry
The Marquess of Salisbury formed a caretaker government in June 1885, upon his appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Victoria, succeeding William Ewart Gladstone. His ministry lasted for over seven months.
|First Salisbury ministry|
|Caretaker government of the United Kingdom|
|Date formed||23 June 1885|
|Date dissolved||28 January 1886|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Lord Salisbury|
|Total no. of ministers||70 appointments|
|Member party||Conservative Party|
|Status in legislature|
|Opposition party||Liberal Party|
|Outgoing election||1885 general election|
|Predecessor||Second Gladstone ministry|
|Successor||Third Gladstone ministry|
- August 1885 – The Duke of Richmond becomes Secretary for Scotland. Edward Stanhope succeeds him at the Board of Trade; his successor as Vice-President of the Council is not in the Cabinet.
- January 1886 –
- The Lord-Lieutenantship of Ireland goes into commission.
- William Henry Smith becomes Chief Secretary for Ireland. Lord Cranbrook succeeds him as Secretary for War, while remaining Lord President.
List of ministersEdit
Cabinet members are listed in bold face.
- The position of Prime Minister was not a formal ministerial office.
- Cook, Chris; Keith, Brendan (18 June 1975). British Historical Facts: 1830–1900 (1st ed.). Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-1-349-01348-7.
- Shannon, Richard (1996). The Age of Salisbury, 1881–1902: Unionism and Empire. Longman. ISBN 978-0-582-09608-0.
- Yu, Wangteh (1939). The English Cabinet System. Suffolk: Richard Clay and Company Ltd.
Second Gladstone ministry
| Government of the United Kingdom
Third Gladstone ministry