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The Peelites were the followers of the Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, after the division of parliament in 1846 due to Peel's repulsion of the Corn Laws. His actions split the Conservative party and left Peel relying on the support from the Whig party (usually the opposition), to push the repeal through parliament. The Peelites as a group lacked organisation, with no formal headquarters, and Peel himself making no effort to send Whips to generate additional support. The only step taken towards publicising the views of the group was the purchase of the 'Morning Chronicle' in 1848, which became the published voice of the Peelites. After Peel's unforeseen death in 1850, the group would not come into power again until a Whig-Peelite coalition was formalised in 1852, with George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen as Prime minister. The success was short-lived however, as in 1855 the Peelites where used as scapegoats for the troubles in the Crimea, and after a General Election in 1857, very few Peelites remained on the benches, the group having been absorbed fully by the Whigs.

William Ewart Gladstone

Prime Minister and writer
Sitter associated with 310 portraits

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

Prime Minister
Sitter in 48 portraits

Ernest Augustus Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury

Courtier and politician: MP for Marlborough
Sitter in 2 portraits

George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll

Politician, Lord Privy Seal and Secretary of State for India and writer on science, religion, and politics
Sitter in 31 portraits

Henry Bingham Baring

Conservative politician; MP for Callington and Marlborough
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Henry Barkly

Colonial governor, patron of the sciences and Conservative politician; MP for Leominister
Sitter in 3 portraits

Henry Charles Fitzroy Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort

Politician, army officer and landowner
Sitter in 8 portraits

Sir Edmund Beckett -Denison, 4th Bt

Railway promoter and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

Governor-General and first viceroy of India
Sitter in 12 portraits

Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell

Politician; MP for several constituencies and Secretary of State for War
Sitter in 23 portraits

Sir George Clerk, 6th Bt

Scottish politician; MP for several constituencies
Sitter in 2 portraits

Henry Goulburn

Conservative politician; MP for Cambridge University
Sitter in 21 portraits

Sir James Robert George Graham, 2nd Bt

Statesman; First Lord of the Admiralty
Sitter in 54 portraits

John Hanmer, 1st Baron Hanmer

Poet and Conservative politician; MP for Shrewsbury, Kingston-upon-Hull and Flint Boroughs
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

War Secretary
Sitter in 10 portraits

John Young, Baron Lisgar

Governor-General of Canada
Sitter in 2 portraits

Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne

Politician; MP for several constituencies
Sitter in 17 portraits

Sir Frederick Peel Bt

Railways commissioner and Liberal politician; MP for Leominster and Bury
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 217 portraits

Sir Robert Peel, 3rd Bt

Politician and eldest son of prime minister Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt
Sitter in 7 portraits