Second Salisbury ministry
The Marquess of Salisbury formed his second ministry in an alliance with the Liberal Unionist Party, following the 1886 general election upon his reappointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Queen Victoria.
|Second Salisbury ministry|
|Date formed||25 July 1886|
|Date dissolved||11 August 1892|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Lord Salisbury|
|Total no. of ministers||113 appointments|
|Member parties||Conservative Party|
|Status in legislature|
|Opposition party||Liberal Party|
|Election(s)||1886 general election|
|Outgoing election||1892 general election|
|Predecessor||Third Gladstone ministry|
|Successor||Fourth Gladstone ministry|
August 1886 to January 1887Edit
January 1887 to August 1892Edit
|Portfolio||Minister||Took office||Left office||Party|
|The Marquess of Salisbury*||25 July 1886||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|William Henry Smith||14 January 1887||6 October 1891||Conservative|
|Arthur Balfour||6 October 1891||15 August 1892||Conservative|
|Lord Chancellor||The Lord Halsbury||3 August 1886||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|Lord President of the Council||The Viscount Cranbrook||3 August 1886||18 August 1892||Conservative|
|Lord Privy Seal||The Earl Cadogan||3 August 1886||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|Secretary of State for the Home Department||Henry Matthews||3 August 1886||15 August 1892||Conservative|
|Secretary of State for the Colonies||The Lord Knutsford||14 January 1887||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|Secretary of State for War||Edward Stanhope||14 January 1887||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|Secretary of State for India||The Viscount Cross||3 August 1886||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|First Lord of the Admiralty||Lord George Hamilton||1886||1892||Conservative|
|Chancellor of the Exchequer||George Goschen||14 January 1887||11 August 1892||Liberal Unionist|
|President of the Board of Trade||The Lord Stanley of Preston||3 August 1886||21 February 1888||Conservative|
|Sir Michael Hicks Beach||21 February 1888||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster||The Duke of Rutland||16 August 1886||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|Chief Secretary for Ireland||Arthur Balfour||7 March 1887||9 November 1891||Conservative|
|William Jackson||9 November 1891||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|President of the Local Government Board||Charles Ritchie||1886||1892||Conservative|
|President of the Board of Agriculture||Henry Chaplin||9 September 1889||11 August 1892||Conservative|
|Minister without Portfolio||Sir Michael Hicks Beach||7 March 1887||20 February 1888||Conservative|
- February 1888 – Sir Michael Hicks Beach succeeds Lord Stanley of Preston as President of the Board of Trade.
- September 1889 – Henry Chaplin enters the Cabinet as President of the Board of Agriculture.
- October 1891 – Arthur Balfour succeeds the late William Henry Smith as First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons. William Jackson succeeds him as Chief Secretary for Ireland.
List of ministersEdit
Cabinet members are listed in bold face.
- The position of Prime Minister was not a formal ministerial office.
- Also served as Leader of the House of Commons.
- Walrond inherited a baronetcy in 1889.
- Entered the Cabinet in April 1887.
- Office abolished in 1888.
- Holland was created Baron Knutsford on 23 February 1888.
- Manners succeeded as the 7th Duke of Rutland on 4 March 1888.
- Balfour entered the Cabinet in November 1886.
- Stanley was created Baron Stanley of Preston on 27 August 1886.
- Folkestone succeeded as the 5th Earl of Radnor on 11 March 1889.
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- Cook, Chris; Keith, Brendan (18 June 1975). British Historical Facts: 1830–1900 (1st ed.). Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN 978-1-349-01348-7.
Third Gladstone ministry
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