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President of the Local Government Board

The President of the Local Government Board was a ministerial post, frequently a Cabinet position, in the United Kingdom, established in 1871. The Local Government Board itself was established in 1871 and took over supervisory functions from the Board of Trade and the Home Office, including the Local Government Act Office, which had been established by the Local Government Act 1858, as well as the Poor Law Board, which it replaced.[1]

The position was abolished in 1919, following the First World War, and the duties transferred to the new position of Minister of Health.

List of Presidents of the Local Government Board (1871–1919)Edit

President of the Local Government Board
  Liberal       Conservative       Liberal Unionist
Portrait Name
Honorifics & Constituency
Term of office Political party Government Ref
  The Right Honourable
James Stansfeld

MP for Halifax
August
1871
March
1874
Liberal Gladstone I [2]
[3]
  The Right Honourable
George Sclater-Booth

FRSE
MP for Northern Hampshire
March
1874
May
1880
Conservative Disraeli II [4]
  The Right Honourable
John George Dodson

MP for Scarborough
May
1880
1882 Liberal Gladstone II [5]
  The Right Honourable
Sir Charles Dilke

Bt
MP for Chelsea
1882 1885 Liberal [2]
  The Right Honourable
Arthur Balfour

MP for Manchester East
1885 1886 Conservative Salisbury I [2]
  The Right Honourable
Joseph Chamberlain

MP for Birmingham West
1886 1886 Liberal Unionist Gladstone III [2]
  The Right Honourable
James Stansfeld

MP for Halifax
1886 1886 Liberal [2]
  The Right Honourable
Charles Ritchie

MP for Tower Hamlets, St George Division
1886 1892 Conservative Salisbury II [2]
  The Right Honourable
Henry Fowler

MP for Wolverhampton East
1892 1894 Liberal Gladstone IV [2]
  The Right Honourable
George Shaw-Lefevre

MP for Bradford Central
1894 1895 Liberal Rosebery [2]
  The Right Honourable
Henry Chaplin

MP for Sleaford
1895 1900 Conservative Salisbury
(III & IV)

(Cons.Lib.U.)
[2]
  The Right Honourable
Walter Long

MP for Bristol South
1900 1905 Conservative [2]
Balfour
(Cons.Lib.U.)
  The Right Honourable
Gerald Balfour

MP for Leeds Central
1905 11 December
1905
Conservative [2]
  The Right Honourable
John Burns

MP for Battersea
11 December
1905
1914 Liberal
(Lib-Lab)
Campbell-Bannerman [6]
Asquith
(I–III)
  The Right Honourable
Herbert Samuel

MP for Cleveland
1914 1915 Liberal [2]
  The Right Honourable
Walter Long

MP for Strand
1915 1916 Conservative Asquith Coalition
(Lib.Cons.Lab.)
[2]
  The Right Honourable
The Lord Rhondda

PC
13 December
1916
1917 Liberal Lloyd George
(I & II)

(Lib.Cons.Lab.)
[7]
  The Right Honourable
William Hayes Fisher

MP for Fulham
2 July
1917
1918 Conservative [8]
  The Right Honourable
Auckland Geddes

FRSE
MP for Basingstoke
1918 1919 Conservative [2]
  The Right Honourable
Christopher Addison

FRS
MP for Shoreditch
1919 1919 Liberal
(Coalition)
[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.dur.ac.uk/alan.heesom/localgovernmentseminar.htm
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "President of the Board of Local Government". HANSARD 1803–2005. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ "No. 23769". The London Gazette. 22 August 1871. p. 3688.
  4. ^ "No. 8456". The London Gazette. 6 March 1874. p. 149.
  5. ^ "No. 24841". The London Gazette. 4 May 1880. p. 2836.
  6. ^ "No. 27863". The London Gazette. 12 December 1905. p. 8897.
  7. ^ "No. 29865". The London Gazette. 15 December 1916. p. 12225.
  8. ^ "No. 13110". The London Gazette. 6 July 1917. p. 1279.