Second MacDonald ministry
Second Labour GovernmentMacDonald IILabour GovernmentLabour government of 1929–31minority governmentminority Labour governmentsecond minority Labour Government1929 Labour government1929-1931 minority Labour ministry1929–1931
The second MacDonald ministry was formed by Ramsay MacDonald on his reappointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by King George V on 5 June 1929.wikipedia
216 Related Articles
James Ramsay MacDonaldMacDonaldRt Hon. Ramsay MacDonald
The second MacDonald ministry was formed by Ramsay MacDonald on his reappointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by King George V on 5 June 1929.
James Ramsay MacDonald (' James McDonald Ramsay'''; 12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a British statesman who was the first Labour Party politician to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leading minority Labour governments for nine months in 1924 and then in 1929–31.
Lansbury The Right Honourable '''George LansburyRt Hon. George Lansbury
George Lansbury proposed land reclamation in Great Britain, a colonising scheme in Western Australia, and pensions for people at the age of sixty, while Tom Johnston pushed for national relief schemes such as the construction of a road round Loch Lomond (Johnston was successful in getting a coach road from Aberfoyle to the Trossachs rebuilt).
Apart from a brief period of ministerial office during the Labour government of 1929–31, he spent his political life campaigning against established authority and vested interests, his main causes being the promotion of social justice, women's rights and world disarmament.
London TransportLondon Passenger Transport AreaLondon Passenger Transport Act 1933
Other acts passed include the Agricultural Marketing Act 1931 (which established a board to fix prices for produce), Greenwood's Housing Act 1930 (which provided subsidies for slum clearance ) and the London Transport Bill 1931 – see London Passenger Transport Board – this was made legislation in 1933, after the Government had fallen.
The bill had been introduced by Herbert Morrison, who was Transport Minister in the Labour Government until 1931.
Sir Oswald MosleyMosleyiteSir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet
The one minister whose proposals may have helped Britain to recover quickly from the worst effects of the Great Depression was Oswald Mosley, a former member of the Conservative Party.
He returned to Parliament as Labour MP for Smethwick at a by-election in 1926 and served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Labour Government of 1929–31.
BondfieldMargaret Grace Bondfield
The government continued to adhere to an orthodox economic course, as characterised by the controversial decision of the Minister of Labour Margaret Bondfield to push through Parliament an Anomalies Act, aimed at stamping out apparent "abuses" of the unemployment insurance system.
She became the first female cabinet minister, and the first woman to be a privy counsellor in the UK, when she was appointed Minister of Labour in the Labour government of 1929–31.
National GovernmentNational I1st
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.
It was formed by Ramsay MacDonald as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the collapse of the previous minority government, led by the Labour Party, known as the Second MacDonald ministry.
Sidney WebbSidneyLord Passfield
He served as both Secretary of State for the Colonies and Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs in Ramsay MacDonald second Labour Government in 1929.
HendersonRt Hon. Arthur HendersonThe Right Honourable '''Arthur Henderson
In 1929, Labour formed another minority government and MacDonald appointed Henderson as Foreign Secretary, a position Henderson used to try to reduce the tensions that had been building up in Europe since the end of the First World War.
Secretary for ScotlandScottish SecretarySecretary of State
Labour PartyLabourBritish Labour Party
It was only the second occasion on which the Labour Party had formed a government; the first MacDonald ministry held office in 1924.
Secretary of State for the Home DepartmentHome SecretariesBritish Home Secretary
Lord PresidentThe Lord President of the CouncilLord President of the Privy Council
Foreign SecretarySecretary of State for Foreign AffairsBritish Foreign Secretary
Keeper of the Privy SealLord Keeper of the Privy SealPrivy Seal
AttleeEarl AttleeAttlee government
Attlee served in the first Labour minority government led by Ramsay MacDonald in 1924, and then joined the Cabinet during MacDonald's second minority (1929–1931).
Colonial SecretaryColonial OfficeBritish Secretary of State for the Colonies
Minister of WorksFirst Commissioner of Works and Public BuildingsMinister of Public Buildings and Works
ChancellorSecond Lord of the TreasuryChancellors of the Exchequer
Leader of the HouseDeputy Leader of the House of CommonsLeader
The Earl De La WarrEarl De La WarrLord De La Warr
In the second Labour government of 1929 to 1931 he served as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (government chief whip in the House of Lords) and Under-Secretary of State for War between 1929 and 1930, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries between 1930 and 1931 and as a Lord-in-waiting between 1929 and 1931.
Minister of Agriculture and FisheriesPresident of the Board of AgricultureMinister of Agriculture
First Lords of the AdmiraltyList of the First Lords of the AdmiraltyFirst Lord
Lord AmulreeThe Lord AmulreeSir William Mackenzie
In October 1930 he was appointed Secretary of State for Air in Ramsay MacDonald's second Labour government (succeeding the deceased Lord Thomson), with a seat in the cabinet, and was sworn of the Privy Council at the same time.
John Charles WatsonJohn WatsonJohn Charles Watson, QC
He served from 1929 to 1931 as Solicitor General for Scotland in Ramsay MacDonald's second Labour Government.
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of LancasterChancellorChancellor of the Duchy
The holder of the sinecure is a minister without portfolio; Oswald Mosley, for example, focused on unemployment after being appointed to the position in 1929 during the second MacDonald ministry.