National Government (1931)

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The National Government of August–October 1931 was formed by Ramsay MacDonald as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following his expulsion from the Labour Party.wikipedia
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1931 United Kingdom general election

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He had formed a coalition government with several parties and subsequently won the forthcoming 1931 general election.
The 1931 United Kingdom general election was held on Tuesday 27 October 1931 and saw a landslide election victory for the National Government which had been formed two months previously after the collapse of the second Labour government.

Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden

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Philip Snowden – Chancellor of the Exchequer
He broke with Labor policy in 1931, and was expelled from the party and excoriated as a turncoat, as the Party was overwhelmingly crushed that year by the National Government coalition that Snowden supported.

Neville Chamberlain

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Neville Chamberlain – Minister of Health
The Labour government resigned on 24 August, and MacDonald formed a National Government supported by most Conservative MPs.

Samuel Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood

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Sir Samuel Hoare – Secretary for India
Hoare was one of the Conservative negotiators in talks with Ramsay MacDonald in August 1931 over the formation of the National Government.

Leader of the House of Lords

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Lord Reading – Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Lords

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

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Lord Reading – Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Lords
In MacDonald's National Government in August 1931, Reading briefly served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the House of Lords, but stood down after the first major reshuffle in November due to ill-health.

Chancellor of the Exchequer

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Kingsley Wood

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When the National Government was formed by Ramsay MacDonald in 1931, Wood was made Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education.

Robert Hamilton (Liberal politician)

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He became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in the National Government in September 1931, working under the Conservative Philip Cunliffe-Lister.

Isaac Foot

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In 1931 he became Secretary for Mines in the National Government, but resigned the following year in protest at the protectionist Ottawa Agreements.

Secretary of State for India

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Second MacDonald ministry

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The Second Labour Government was succeeded by the First National Ministry, also headed by Ramsay MacDonald and made up of members of Labour, the Conservatives and Liberals, calling itself a National Government.