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Andrew Bonar Law 1922

Bonar Law was forced to resign as prime mininster due to ill-health.
Bonar Law was forced to resign as prime mininster due to ill-health.
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Conservative Government
23 October 1922 - 22 May 1923

For the first time since 1910 a party with a parliamentary majority governed Britain; the wartime coalition government had ended. The Conservatives won the 1922 election under Andrew Bonar Law with a substantial majority of 344, compared to Labour's 142 and the 115 of the divided Liberal Party. The new government attempted to restore the peacetime economy, facing concerns over the rise of Bolshevism. Industrial unrest was also on the rise. There was no change in the continuity of government following Bonar Law's retirement and Stanley Baldwin's appointment as Prime Minister.

Cabinet members
Position Name Dates
Prime Minister A. Bonar Law 23 Oct 22 - 20 May 23
Lord President of the Council Marquis of Salisbury 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Lord Chancellor Viscount Cave 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Treasury S. Baldwin 27 Oct 22 - 26 Aug 23
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Lord Curzon 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for Home Affairs W. Bridgeman 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
First Lord of the Admiralty L. Amery 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Sir R. Saunders 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for the Colonies Duke of Devonshire 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
President of the Board of Education E. Wood 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Minister of Health Sir A. Griffith-Boscawen 24 Oct 22 - 6 Mar 23
  N. Chamberlain 7 Mar 23 - 26 Aug 23
Secretary of State for India Viscount Peel 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Minister for Labour Sir A. Montague-Barlow 31 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Marquis of Salisbury 24 Oct 22 - 24 May 23
Secretary for Scotland Viscount Novar  24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
President of the Board of Trade Sir P. Lloyd-Greame 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24
Secretary of State for War Earl of Derby 24 Oct 22 - 22 Jan 24

Notes: 
The Financial Secretary to the Exchequer, Minister for Air, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Postmaster-General were only Cabinet posts during the dates shown.