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Graphic shows shortest-term Prime Ministers since the 19th century.


Shortest-serving UK Prime Ministers

By Phil Bainbridge

July 7, 2022 - Despite talk of running for a third term just days earlier, Boris Johnson has been forced to resign as British Prime Minister.

His term is narrowly exceeded by that of his predecessor, Theresa May, who has been a frequent critic from the backbenches, and which he was instrumental in bringing to an end. His term also matches that of Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister who famously signed a peace treaty with Nazi Germany before eventually taking the country to war.

PUBLISHED: 07/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images