TIL that the last UK Prime Minister to start and end their time as PM via general election was Edward Heath ( 1970 – 1974).

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/pm_and_pol_tl_01.shtml

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  1. It takes a bit of sifting through the link to get the specifics, so here’s a summary:

    Liz Truss: Took office in 2022 after predecessor resigned.

    **Boris Johnson**: Took office in 2019 after predecessor resigned. Won general election in 2019. Resigned in 2022.

    **Theresa May**: Took office in 2016 after predecessor resigned. Won general election in 2017. Resigned in 2019.

    **David Cameron**: Took office in 2010, forming coalition government after the hung parliament general election. Won general election in 2015. Resigned in 2016.

    **Gordon Brown**: Took office in 2007 after resignation of predecessor. Resigned in 2010 following hung parliament result.

    **Tony Blair**: Took office in 1997 after general election win. Won general elections in 2001 and 2005. Resigned in 2007.

    **John Major**: Took office in 1990 after resignation of predecessor. Won general election in 1992. Term ended with loss of general election in 1997.

    **Margaret Thatcher**: Took office in 1979 after general election win. Won general elections in 1983 and 1987. Resigned in 1990.

    **James Callaghan**: Took office in 1976 after resignation of predecessor. Term ended following general election in 1979.

    **Harold Wilson**: Took office in 1974 following hung parliament general election. Won general election later in 1974. Resigned in 1976.

    **Edward Heath**: Took office in 1970 after general election win. Term ended in 1974 after general election.

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