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David Lloyd George 1918

Lloyd George won the post-war election and went on to represent Britain at the Versailles Peace Conference.
Lloyd George won the post-war election and went on to represent Britain at the Versailles Peace Conference.
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Coalition Government
14 December 1918 - 19 October 1922

At the end of the war the coalition of Liberals and Conservatives led by David Lloyd George was given a majority in the December 1918 election. The post war boom was short lived and the government soon faced economic problems, demobilisation of the armed forces and economy, cuts in government expenditure and rebellion in Ireland. There was no change in the continuity of government after the 1918 general election or the ending of the War Cabinet.

Cabinet members
Position Name Dates
Prime Minister D. Lloyd George 6 Dec 16 - 19 Oct 22
Lord President of the Council Earl Curzon 10 Dec 16 - 23 Oct 19
  A. Balfour 23 Oct 19 - 19 Oct 22
Lord Chancellor Lord Finaly 10 Dec 16 - 10 Jan 19
  Lord Birkenhead 10 Jan 19 - 19 Oct 22
Lord Privy Seal Earl of Crawford 15 Dec 16 - 10 Jan 19
  A. Bonar Law 10 Jan 19 - 23 Mar 21
  A. Chamberlain 23 Jan 21 - 19 Oct 22
Chancellor of the Exchequer A. Bonar Law 10 Dec 16 - 10 Jan 19
  A. Chamberlain 10 Jan 19 - 1 Apr 21
  Sir R. Horne 1 Apr 21 - 19 Oct 22
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs A. Balfour 10 Dec 16 - 23 Oct 19
  Lord Curzon 23 Oct 19 - 19 Oct 22
Secretary of State for Home Affairs Sir G. Cave 10 Dec 16 - 10 Jan 19
  E. Shortt 10 Jan 19 - 19 Oct 22
First Lord of the Admiralty Sir E. Geddes 17 Jul 17 - 10 Jan 19
  W. Long 10 Jan 19 - 13 Feb 21
  Lord Lee 13 Feb 21 - 19 Oct 22
President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries R. Prothero 10 Dec 16 - 15 Aug 19
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Lord Lee 15 Aug 19 - 13 Feb 21
  Sir A. Griffith-Boscawen 13 Feb 21 - 19 Oct 22
Secretary of State for War and Air W. Churchill 10 Jan 19 - 13 Feb 21
Secretary of State for the Colonies W. Long 10 Dec 16 - 10 Jan 19
  Viscount Milner 10 Jan 19 - 13 Feb 21
  W. Churchill 13 Feb 21 - 19 Oct 22
President of the Board of Education H. Fisher 10 Dec 16 - 19 Oct 22
Minister of Health C. Addison 24 Jun 19 - 1 Apr 21
  Sir A. Mond 1 Apr 21 - 19 Oct 22
Secretary of State for India E. Montagu 17 Jul 17 - 19 Mar 22
  Viscount Peel 19 Mar 22 - 19 Oct 22
Secretary of State for Ireland Viscount French 28 Oct 18 - 2 Apr 21
Chief Secretary to Ireland E. Shortt 5 May 18 - 10 Jan 19
  I. MacPherson 10 Jan 19 - 2 Apr 20
  Sir H. Greenwood 2 Apr 20 - 19 Oct 22
Minister for Labour G. Roberts 17 Aug 17 - 10 Jan 19
  Sir R. Horne 10 Jan 19 - 19 Mar 20
  T. Macnamara 19 Mar 20 - 19 Oct 22
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Lord Downham 4 Nov 18 - 10 Jan 19
President of the Local Government Board Sir A. Geddes 4 Nov 18 - 10 Jan 19
  C. Addison 10 Jan 19 - 24 Jun 19
Minster for Munitions W. Churchill 17 Jul 17 - 10 Jan 19
Minister without Portfolio J. Smuts 22 Jun 17 - 10 Jan 19
  G. Barnes 13 Aug 17 - 27 Jan 20
  A. Chamberlain 18 Apr 18 - 10 Jan 19
  Sir E. Geddes 10 Jan 19 - 19 May 19
  Sir L. Worthington-Evans 2 Apr 20 - 13 Feb 21
  C. Addison 1 Apr 21 - 14 Jul 21
Secretary for Scotland R. Munro 10 Dec 16 - 19 Oct 22
President of the Board of Trade Sir A. Stanley 10 Dec 16 - 26 May 19
  Sir A. Geddes 26 May 19 - 19 Mar 20
  Sir R. Horne 19 Mar 20 - 1 Apr 21
  S. Baldwin 1 Apr 21 - 19 Oct 22
Minister for Transport Sir E. Geddes 19 May 19 - 12 Apr 22
  Earl of Crawford 12 Apr 22 - 19 Oct 22
Secretary of State for War Viscount Milner 18 Apr 18 - 10 Jan 19
  Sir L. Worthington-Evans 13 Feb 21 - 19 Oct 22