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Prime Minister H. H. Asquith formed a wartime coalition government in May 1915.wikipedia
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AsquithAsquithianHerbert Henry Asquith
Prime Minister H. H. Asquith formed a wartime coalition government in May 1915.
He was forced to form a coalition with the Conservatives and Labour early in 1915.
Asquith was overwhelmed by the wartime role of coalition Prime Minister and Lloyd George replaced him as Prime Minister in late 1916, but Asquith remained as Liberal Party leader.
Lloyd GeorgeRt Hon. David Lloyd GeorgeBritish Prime Minister David Lloyd George
Asquith and most of the Liberals then moved into opposition, while the Conservatives formed a new coalition with a minority of Liberals, under the leadership of Liberal David Lloyd George, the next day.
In the first coalition ministry, formed in May 1915, Lloyd George was made Minister of Munitions, heading a new department.
Leader of the HouseDeputy Leader of the House of CommonsLeader
Stanley BuckmasterLord BuckmasterSir Stanley Buckmaster
In 1915, Asquith was forced to form a Coalition government.
Home SecretariesSecretary of State for the Home DepartmentSecretary of State
Lord CurzonGeorge CurzonCurzon
Curzon joined the Cabinet, as Lord Privy Seal, when Asquith formed his coalition in May 1915.
Minister of AgricultureMinister of Agriculture and FisheriesPresident of the Board of Agriculture
ChancellorChancellors of the ExchequerSpokesperson for the Treasury
Lord PresidentThe Lord President of the CouncilShadow Lord President of the Council
Foreign SecretaryBritish Foreign SecretarySecretary of State for Foreign Affairs
HendersonRt Hon. Arthur HendersonThe Right Honourable '''Arthur Henderson
In 1915, following Prime Minister H. H. Asquith's decision to create a coalition government, Henderson became the first member of the Labour Party to become a member of the Cabinet, as President of the Board of Education.
War SecretarySecretaries of State for WarWar Minister
Keeper of the Privy SealPrivy SealLord Keeper of the Privy Seal
The Duke of DevonshireVictor CavendishDuke of Devonshire
In the House of Lords, Devonshire served as Conservative Chief Whip from 1911 and, after the Conservatives joined the government during the First World War, as joint Government Chief Whip in the upper chamber, holding office as Civil Lord of the Admiralty.
Sir Edward GreyEdward GreyGrey
Grey retained his position as Foreign Secretary when Asquith's Coalition Government (which included the Conservatives) was formed in May 1915.
Colonial SecretaryColonial OfficeBritish Secretary of State for the Colonies
Education SecretaryPresident of the Board of EducationMinister of Education
Secretary of State for India and BurmaSecretary of StateIndia Secretary
ChurchillSir Winston ChurchillChurchill, Winston
Amid growing Conservative pressure, in May, Asquith agreed to form an all-party coalition government; the Conservatives' one condition of entry was that Churchill be demoted from his position at the Admiralty.
First LordFirst Lords of the Admiraltyappointed
Secretary for ScotlandScottish SecretarySecretary of State
Minister of WorksCommissioner of WorksMinister of Public Buildings and Works
coalition governmentCoalitionCoalition Liberal
It replaced the earlier wartime coalition under H. H. Asquith, which had been held responsible for losses during the Great War.
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