Second Peel ministry
|Second Peel ministry|
|Date formed||30 August 1841|
|Date dissolved||29 June 1846|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Sir Robert Peel|
|Member parties||Conservative Party|
|Election(s)||1841 general election|
|Predecessor||Second Melbourne ministry|
|Successor||First Russell ministry|
Henry Goulburn was Chancellor of the Exchequer, the future Prime Minister Lord Aberdeen Foreign Secretary and Sir James Graham Home Secretary. William Ewart Gladstone, who was yet to join the Liberal Party, became a member of the cabinet for the first time in 1843 when he was appointed President of the Board of Trade. His future rival Benjamin Disraeli was overlooked by Peel and was a sharp critic of the government.
September 1841 – July 1846
- October 1841: Lord FitzGerald succeeds Lord Ellenborough as President of the Board of Control.
- February 1842: The Duke of Buccleuch succeeds the Duke of Buckingham as Lord Privy Seal.
- May 1843: Lord Ripon succeeds FitzGerald as President of the Board of Control. William Ewart Gladstone succeeds Ripon at the Board of Trade.
- May 1844: Lord Granville Somerset, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, enters the Cabinet. Sir Henry Hardinge leaves the cabinet. His successor as Secretary at War is not in the Cabinet.
- February 1845: William Gladstone resigns as President of the Board of Trade. His successor in that post is not in the Cabinet. The First Commissioner of Woods and Forests, Lord Lincoln, enters the Cabinet, while Sir Edward Knatchbull, the Paymaster, leaves it.
- May 1845: Sidney Herbert, the Secretary at War, enters the Cabinet.
- December 1845: Gladstone succeeds Lord Stanley as Secretary for War and the Colonies.
- January 1846: The Duke of Buccleuch succeeds Lord Wharnecliffe as Lord President. Lord Haddington succeeds Buccleuch as Lord Privy Seal. Ellenborough succeeds Haddington as First Lord of the Admiralty. Lincoln becomes Chief Secretary for Ireland. His successor as First Commissioner of Woods and Forests is not in the Cabinet.
List of Ministers
Members of the Cabinet are indicated by bold face.
- Resigned 6 December 1845 and resumed 20 December 1845.
- Created Earl of Ellenborough 22 October 1844.
- Entered the Cabinet May 1844.
- Entered the Cabinet May 1845.
- Entered the Cabinet February 1845.
- Succeeded as 2nd Earl of Lonsdale 19 March 1844.
- C. Cook and B. Keith, British Historical Facts 1830–1900’’