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All the Queen's men — and some women

The 141 prime ministers who have served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth

The 141 prime ministers who have served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth

Gordon Brown is the 11th British prime minister welcomed into office by Queen Elizabeth.

As head of the Commonwealth, itis traditional for the Queen to speak to all incomingprime ministers as they take office, although a personalvisitmay take several months to arrange.

Here is a list ofthe 141 Commonwealth prime ministers who have served during the Queen's reign.

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Vere Bird (1981-1994)
  • Lester Bird (1994-2004)
  • Baldwin Spencer (since 2004)

Australia

Prime Minister John Howard
  • Robert Menzies (1952-1966)
  • Harold Holt (1966-1967)
  • John McEwen (1967-1968)
  • John Gorton (1968 -1971)
  • William McMahon (1971-1972)
  • Gough Whitlam (1972-1975)
  • Malcolm Fraser (1975-1983)
  • Bob Hawke (1983-1991)
  • Paul Keating (1991-1996)
  • John Howard (since 1996)

The Bahamas

  • Lynden Pindling (1973-1992)
  • Hubert Ingraham, (1992-2002, since 2007)
  • Perry Christie, (2002-2007)

Barbados

  • Errol Barrow (1966-1976, 1986-1987)
  • Tom Adams (1976-1985)
  • Bernard St. John (1985-1986)
  • Erskine Sandiford (1987-1994)
  • Owen Arthur (since 1994)

Belize

  • George Price (1981-1984, 1989-1993)
  • Manuel Esquivel (1984-1989, 1993-1998)
  • Said Musa (since 1998)

Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

  • Louis St. Laurent (1952-1957)
  • John Diefenbaker (1957-1963)
  • Lester Pearson (1963-1968)
  • Pierre Trudeau (1968-1979, 1980-1984)
  • Joe Clark(1979-1980)
  • John Turner (1984)
  • Brian Mulroney (1984-1993)
  • Kim Campbell (1993)
  • Jean Chrétien (1993-2003)
  • Paul Martin (2003-2006)
  • Stephen Harper (since 2006)

Sri Lanka(formerly theCommonwealth realm of Ceylon until 1972)

  • Don Stephen Senanayake (1948–1952)
  • Dudley Senanayake (1952–1953, 1965–1970)
  • John Lionel Kotalawela (1953–1956)
  • Solomon Bandaranaike (1956–1959)
  • Vijayananda Dahanayake (1959–1960)
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1960–1965, 1970–1972)

Fiji

  • Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara (1970–1987)
  • Timoci Bavadra (1987)

The Gambia

  • Dawda Kairaba Jawara (1965–1970)

Ghana

  • Kwame Nkrumah (1957–1960)

Grenada

  • Eric Gairy (1974-1979)
  • Maurice Bishop (de facto 1979-1983)
  • Herbert Blaize (1984-1989)
  • Ben Jones (1989-1990)
  • Nicholas Brathwaite (1990-1995)
  • George Brizan (1995)
  • Keith Mitchell (since 1995)

Guyana

  • Forbes Burnham (1966–1970)

Jamaica

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller ((B.K. Bangash/Associated Press))
  • Norman Manley (1959-1962)
  • Alexander Bustamante (1962-1967)
  • Donald Sangster (1967)
  • Hugh Shearer (1967-1972)
  • Michael Manley (1972-1980, 1989-1992)
  • Edward Seaga (1980-1989)
  • Percival Patterson (1992-2006)
  • Portia Simpson-Miller (since 2006)

Kenya

  • Jomo Kenyatta (1963–1964)

Malawi

  • Hastings Kamuzu Banda (1964–1966)

Malta

  • George Borg Olivier (1964–1971)
  • Dom Mintoff (1971–1974)

Mauritius

  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1968–1982)
  • Sir Anerood Jugnauth (1982–1992)

New Zealand

Prime Minister Helen Clark ((Kevin P. Casey/Associated Press))
  • Sidney Holland (1952-1957)
  • Keith Holyoake (1957, 1960-1972)
  • Walter Nash (1957-1960)
  • Jack Marshall (1972)
  • Norman Kirk (1972-1974)
  • Bill Rowling (1974-1975)
  • Robert Muldoon (1975-1984)
  • David Lange (1984-1989)
  • Geoffrey Palmer (1989-1990)
  • Mike Moore (1990)
  • Jim Bolger (1990-1997)
  • Jenny Shipley (1997-1999)
  • Helen Clark (since 1999)

Nigeria

  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1960–1963)

Pakistan

  • Khwaja Nazimuddin (1952–1953)
  • Mohammad Ali Bogra (1953–1955)
  • Chaudhry Mohammad Ali (1955–1956)

Papua New Guinea

  • Michael Somare (1975-1980, 1982-1985, since 2002)
  • Julius Chan, (1980-1982, 1994-1997)
  • Rabbie Namaliu (1988-1992)
  • Paias Wingti (1985-1988, 1992-1994)
  • Bill Skate, (1997-1999)
  • Mekere Morauta (1999-2002)

Sierra Leone

  • Sir Milton Margai (1961–1964)
  • Sir Albert Margai (1964–1967)
  • Siaka Stevens (1967–1971)

South Africa

  • Daniel Malan (1948–1954)
  • Johannes Strijdom (1954–1958)
  • Hendrik Verwoerd (1958–1961)

St. Kitts and Nevis

  • Kennedy Simmonds (1983-1995)
  • Denzil Douglas (since 1995)

St. Lucia

  • John Compton (1979, 1982-1996)
  • Allan Louisy (1979-1981)
  • Winston Cenac (1981-1982)
  • Michael Pilgrim (1982)
  • Vaughan Lewis (1996-1997)
  • Kenny Anthony (since 1997)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves ((E. Glenford Prescott/Associated Press))
  • Milton Cato (1979-1984)
  • James Fitz-Allen Mitchell (1984-2000)
  • Arnhim Eustace (2000-2001)
  • Ralph Gonsalves (since 2001)

Solomon Islands

  • Peter Kenilorea (1978-1981, 1984-1986)
  • Solomon Mamaloni (1981-1984, 1994-1997)
  • Ezekiel Alebua (1986-1989)
  • Francis Billy Hilly (1993-1994)
  • Bartholomew Ulufa'alu (1997-2000)
  • Manasseh Sogavare (2000-2001, since 2006)
  • Sir Allan Kemakeza (2001-2006)
  • Snyder Rini (2006)

Tanganyika

  • Julius Nyerere (1961-1962)

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Eric Williams (1962–1976)

Uganda

  • Milton Obote (1962–1963)

Tuvalu

  • Toaripi Lauti (1979-1981)
  • Tomasi Puapua (1981-1989)
  • Bikenibeu Paeniu (1989-1993, 1996-1999)
  • Kamuta Latasi (1993-1996)
  • Ionatana Ionatana (1999-2000)
  • Lagitupu Tuilimu (2000-2001)
  • Faimalaga Luka (2001)
  • Koloa Talake (2001-2002)
  • Saufatu Sopoanga (2002-04)
  • Maatia Toafa (since 2004)

United Kingdom

Prime Minister Gordon Brown ((Associated Press))
  • Winston Churchill (1952-1955)
  • Anthony Eden (1955-1957)
  • Harold Macmillan (1957-1963)
  • Alec Douglas-Home (1963-1964)
  • Harold Wilson (1964-1970)
  • Edward Heath (1970-1974)
  • Harold Wilson (1974-76)
  • James Callaghan (1976-1979)
  • Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990)
  • John Major (1990-1997)
  • Tony Blair (1997-2007)
  • Gordon Brown (since 2007)

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