The 5 Greatest Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

A Prime Minister is the head of the Government of the United Kingdom. There have been 76 Prime Ministers in the history of the United Kingdom, with Conservative Party leader Theresa May being the current Prime Minister.

For the past decades, the Prime Ministers have shown their own brands of leadership. They have also been battled with controversies and political challenges. Now, let us round up the five greatest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

 

Winston Churchill

Churchill topped the 1999 BBC Radio 4 poll of the best politicians and was hailed the Best British Prime Minister of the 20th century. According to Telegraph, Churchill “provided uniquely-strong leadership”. Before he became a politician, he served in the British military. He became the Prime Minister in 1940 and led made a successful alliance with the US and the Soviet Union to defeat the Axis powers during World War II.

 

Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee topped the University of Leeds survey twice in 2004 and 2010, being the Best Prime Minister in the 20th century. He was known for post-war leadership and social reforms. He established the welfare state in Great Britain and presided the granting of independence to India. According to Britannica, his reign paved the way the conversion of the British Empire into the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

Margaret Thatcher

In 2013, University of London conducted a survey among British members of the Parliament which declared Margaret Thatcher the most successful post-war Prime Minister. Thatcher is the first female Prime Minister. During her term, she cut social welfare programs, privatized certain industries and reduced trade union power.

 

Sir Robert Walpole

Walpole, regarded as the first Prime Minister, restored the confidence in the country after the South Sea Bubble crisis in 1720. He was also the longest-serving Prime Minister for more than 20 years. He dominated. He dominated the political landscape during the time of George I and George II.

 

William Pit the Younger

William Pit the Younger was the youngest Prime Minister of Britain at just 24 and he has the second longest service next to Walpole. He led during the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars and dominated the political scene during the period of instability.

 

Who do you think are great Prime Ministers who should be on the list?

10 World’s Most Powerful Politicians in 2017

195 countries and 7.5 billion people, led and governed by their respective political leaders toward the good of the people and the growth of the nation.

We have ranked the world’s most powerful politicians in 2017.

Vladimir Putin

 

Putin is leading in the World’s Most Powerful People of Forbes. He is the current President of Russia. He also served as a Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000 and 2008 to 2012.

Donald Trump

Forbes’ second most powerful people in the world is Donald Trump. He is the current and the 45th president of the United States. Before he became a politician, he was a TV personality and businessman.

Angela Merkel

Merkel is Forbes’s third most powerful people in the world. She is a German politician and Chancellor. She leads the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party was widely regarded as the de facto leader of the European Union.

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is the president of China, the general secretary of Communist Party of China and the world’s 4th most powerful people. He is referred as China’s Paramount leader.

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is the 9th most powerful people of the world according to Forbes. He is the current and the 14th Prime Minister of India. He promised to make India corruption-free.

Theresa May

Forbes 13th most powerful people in the world is Theresa May. She is a British politician and is currently the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the second female to hold the position after Margaret Thatcher.

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Salman is the King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. He is also the head of the House of Saud and the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques. He served as Riyadh’s governor and deputy governor for almost five decades.

Ali Hosseini-Khamenei

Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is the second Supreme Leader of Iran. He is also the head of state and the commander-in-chief of Iran’s armed forces. He began his political career after the Iranian Revolution.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also serves as the Chairman of the Lukid party and a member of the Knesset.

François Hollande

François Hollande was the former President of France who served from May 2014 to May 2017. He was also an ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra and the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party.