First Peel ministry
Sir Robert Peel's first government succeeded the caretaker ministry of the Duke of Wellington. Peel was also Chancellor of the Exchequer while the Duke of Wellington served as Foreign Secretary. A young William Ewart Gladstone held office as a Junior Lord of the Treasury, his first governmental post in a ministerial career that would span for the next sixty years.
|First Peel ministry|
|Date formed||10 December 1834|
|Date dissolved||8 April 1835|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Sir Robert Peel|
|Status in legislature||Minority|
|Outgoing election||1835 general election|
|Predecessor||Wellington caretaker ministry|
|Successor||Second Melbourne ministry|
The Peel ministry was a minority government, and relied on Whig support. However, this the Whigs felt disinclined to give, joining with the Irish radicals to defeat the Conservatives at every turn. After a reign of only four months, the government felt obliged to resign, whereupon the Whig leader Lord Melbourne formed his second government.