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Chancellors of the Exchequer


65 People in group

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is the government's chief financial minister and responsible for the fiscal and monetary policy of the United Kingdom. The Chancellor delivers a speech to the House of Commons annually, outlining the nation's budget and any proposed changes to taxation. In 1860, William Ewart Gladstone carried his speech in a red brief case and today the Chancellor still carries one to his annual speech. Since 1828, the Chancellor's official residence has been 11 Downing Street.

Derick Heathcoat Amory, 1st Viscount Amory

Derick Heathcoat Amory, 1st Viscount Amory

1899-1981
Industrialist, politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 13 portraits
Stanley Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin

1867-1947
Prime Minister
Sitter in 72 portraits
Anthony Perrinott Lysberg Barber, Baron Barber of Wentbridge

Anthony Perrinott Lysberg Barber, Baron Barber of Wentbridge

1920-2005
Chancellor of the Exchequer; Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank
Sitter in 24 portraits
Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

1804-1881
Prime Minister and novelist
Sitter associated with 110 portraits
Nicholas Vansittart, Baron Bexley

Nicholas Vansittart, Baron Bexley

1766-1851
Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 26 portraits
Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

1951-
Prime Minister
Sitter in 7 portraits
Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

Richard Austen ('Rab') Butler, 1st Baron Butler of Saffron Walden

1902-1982
Politician; served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 44 portraits
James Callaghan

James Callaghan

1912-2005
Prime Minister
Sitter in 22 portraits
Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain

Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain

1863-1937
Politician; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; son of Joseph Chamberlain
Sitter in 55 portraits
Joe Chamberlain

Joe Chamberlain

1836-1914
Industrialist and politician; MP for Birmingham
Sitter in 104 portraits
Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain

1869-1940
Prime Minister; son of Joseph Chamberlain
Sitter in 46 portraits
Lord Randolph Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill

1849-1895
Politician; Secretary of State for India and MP for Woodstock and Paddington South
Sitter in 36 portraits
Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1874-1965
Prime Minister
Sitter in 219 portraits
Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke

1940-
Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Stafford Cripps

Sir Stafford Cripps

1889-1952
Statesman
Sitter in 42 portraits
(Edward) Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton

(Edward) Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton

1887-1962
Labour politician and economist
Sitter in 25 portraits
Alistair Darling

Alistair Darling

1953-
Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell

Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell

1906-1963
Politician; leader of the Labour party
Sitter in 29 portraits
William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone

1809-1898
Prime Minister and writer
Sitter associated with 320 portraits
George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen

George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen

1831-1907
Financier and Liberal politician; MP for City of London and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 38 portraits