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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.

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin

1867-1947
Prime Minister
Sitter in 72 portraits
Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

1804-1881
Prime Minister and novelist
Sitter associated with 110 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 21 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 45 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 216 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 Maclean Darling

Alistair Maclean 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 319 portraits
Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey

1917-2015
Labour politician; Secretary of State for Defence and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 17 portraits
Geoffrey Howe

Geoffrey Howe

1926-2015
Politician; Deputy Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary
Sitter in 11 portraits
Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead

1920-2003
Writer and Labour politician; Home Secretary and co-founder of the Social Democratic Party
Sitter in 14 portraits
Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick

Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick

1942-
Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bonar Law

Bonar Law

1858-1923
Prime Minister and businessman
Sitter in 27 portraits