Historical rankings of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

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The Times constructed a poll for the first time of all British prime ministers in the lead-up to the 2010 general election.wikipedia
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Margaret Thatcher

ThatcherBaroness ThatcherThatcherite
5) Thatcher (Con)
Always a controversial figure, she is nonetheless viewed favourably in historical rankings of British prime ministers, and her tenure constituted a realignment towards neoliberal policies in the United Kingdom; despite the passage of time, debate over the complicated legacy of Thatcherism persists.

Stanley Baldwin

BaldwinStanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of BewdleyPrime Minister
8) Baldwin (Con)
Today, modern scholars generally rank him in the upper half of British prime ministers.

John Major

Sir John MajorMajorPrime Minister
17) Major (Con)
In 1999, a BBC Radio 4 poll ranked him 17th of 19 among 20th-century UK Prime Ministers.

Anthony Eden

Sir Anthony EdenEdenAnthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon
19) Eden (Con)
Eden is generally ranked among the least successful British prime ministers of the 20th century, although two broadly sympathetic biographies (in 1986 and 2003) have gone some way to shifting the balance of opinion.

Neville Chamberlain

ChamberlainMr. ChamberlainNeville
18) Chamberlain (Con)
Nonetheless, Chamberlain is still unfavourably ranked amongst British Prime Ministers.

David Lloyd George

Lloyd GeorgeRt Hon. David Lloyd GeorgeBritish Prime Minister David Lloyd George
2) Lloyd George (Lib)
He was voted the third greatest British prime minister of the 20th century in a poll of 139 academics organised by MORI, and in 2002 he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide vote.

Clement Attlee

AttleeEarl AttleeAttlee government
3) Attlee (Lab)
Attlee is consistently rated by scholars, critics and the public as one of the greatest British Prime Ministers.

100 Greatest Britons

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In a BBC poll to find the 100 Greatest Britons in 2002, five prime ministers were ranked in the top 100.
Historical rankings of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Prime MinisterBritish Prime MinisterUK Prime Minister
The Times constructed a poll for the first time of all British prime ministers in the lead-up to the 2010 general election.
Historical rankings of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

William Pitt the Younger

William PittPittPitt the Younger
For this he is ranked highly amongst British Prime Ministers.

David Cameron

CameronPrime MinisterPrime Minister David Cameron
The University of Leeds' [[Historical rankings of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom#2016 University of Leeds survey|2016 survey]] of post-War Prime Ministers, which collected the views of 82 academics specialising in the history and politics of post-war Britain, ranked Cameron as the third-worst Prime Minister since 1945, ranking above only Alec Douglas-Home and Anthony Eden.

Historical rankings of Prime Ministers of Australia

Historical rankings of Prime Ministers of Australia
According to Paul Strangio of Monash University, there has been little academic interest in ranking Australian prime ministers, unlike the numerous surveys conducted on American presidents and British prime ministers.

Historical rankings of presidents of the United States

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Historical rankings of Presidents of the United States
Historical rankings of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

The Times

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The Times constructed a poll for the first time of all British prime ministers in the lead-up to the 2010 general election.

2010 United Kingdom general election

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The Times constructed a poll for the first time of all British prime ministers in the lead-up to the 2010 general election.

BBC Radio 4

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Before this there were two polls in 1999 and 2000, carried out by BBC Radio 4 and the British Politics Group—both consulted only a relatively small number of experts.

University of Leeds

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A wider-reaching poll was conducted in 2004 by the University of Leeds and Ipsos MORI.

Ipsos MORI

MORIIpsos MediaMORI Scotland
A wider-reaching poll was conducted in 2004 by the University of Leeds and Ipsos MORI.

Harold Macmillan

MacmillanHarold Macmillan, 1st Earl of StocktonMacmillan Government
6) Macmillan (Con)