Eden ministry

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Following the resignation of Winston Churchill in April 1955, Anthony Eden, then-Foreign Secretary, took over as Leader of the Conservative Party, and thus became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.wikipedia
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Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington

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Before his death in 2018, he was the last surviving member of the 1951–55 government of Winston Churchill, the Eden government, and the Macmillan government, as well as of the cabinets of Alec Douglas-Home and Edward Heath.

Leader of the House of Commons

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At the first cabinet reshuffle in December 1955, Eden demoted him to Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons.

Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations

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Another future Prime Minister, the Earl of Home, entered the cabinet as Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations in 1955.

Lord Privy Seal

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At the first cabinet reshuffle in December 1955, Eden demoted him to Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons.

Chancellor of the Exchequer

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He initially retained Rab Butler, with whom he did not get along, as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Robin Turton, Baron Tranmire

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From December 1955 to January 1957 Turton served in Sir Anthony Eden's Ministry as Minister of Health, a post then outside of the Cabinet but of Cabinet rank, and was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1955.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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Following the resignation of Winston Churchill in April 1955, Anthony Eden, then-Foreign Secretary, took over as Leader of the Conservative Party, and thus became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Home Secretary

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Archibald Acheson, 6th Earl of Gosford

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He joined the Conservative government of Sir Anthony Eden as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence in 1956, before becoming Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the succeeding government of Harold Macmillan in 1957.

William Grant, Lord Grant

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Grant and Milligan were retained in office both in the 1955–57 government of Churchill's successor, Anthony Eden,

First Commissioner of Works

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Winston Churchill

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Following the resignation of Winston Churchill in April 1955, Anthony Eden, then-Foreign Secretary, took over as Leader of the Conservative Party, and thus became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Anthony Eden

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Following the resignation of Winston Churchill in April 1955, Anthony Eden, then-Foreign Secretary, took over as Leader of the Conservative Party, and thus became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Leader of the Conservative Party (UK)

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Following the resignation of Winston Churchill in April 1955, Anthony Eden, then-Foreign Secretary, took over as Leader of the Conservative Party, and thus became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Following the resignation of Winston Churchill in April 1955, Anthony Eden, then-Foreign Secretary, took over as Leader of the Conservative Party, and thus became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Elizabeth II

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Upon assuming office, Eden asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament and called a general election for May 1955.

1955 United Kingdom general election

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Upon assuming office, Eden asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament and called a general election for May 1955.