Second Derby–Disraeli ministry
The Conservative government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland that began in 1858 and ended in 1859 was led by Lord Derby in the House of Lords and Benjamin Disraeli in the House of Commons.
|Second Derby–Disraeli ministry|
|Date formed||20 February 1858|
|Date dissolved||11 June 1859|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Lord Derby|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer||Benjamin Disraeli|
|Total no. of ministers||78 appointments|
|Member party||Conservative Party|
|Status in legislature||Minority|
|Opposition party||Liberal Party|
|Outgoing election||1859 general election|
|Legislature term(s)||17th UK Parliament|
|Predecessor||First Palmerston ministry|
|Successor||Second Palmerston ministry|
After the collapse of Lord Palmerston's first government, the Conservative leader Lord Derby again formed a minority government, with Benjamin Disraeli as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The government oversaw the establishment of Crown rule in India, but was still not strong enough to retain power, falling in June 1859. Lord Palmerston then returned, forming his second ministry.
February 1858 – June 1859Edit
List of MinistersEdit
Cabinet members are listed in bold face.
- Board of Control abolished 2 August 1858.
- Office abolished in 1858.