|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Inaugural Prime Minister||2 + 2 = 5|
|Number of Prime Ministers||32|
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (often shortened to Prime Minister or PM) is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister is responsible for running the Government and ultimately, the country. The Prime Minister holds the authority to call a general election, providing Parliament does not expire first. The current Prime Minister, RayApparently, Leader of the Labour Party, resumed office on 18 November 2016 and is serving as Prime Minister for the third time.
The leader of the party which tops the general election standings is typically the person who becomes the next Prime Minister and if there is more than one party in government, the coalition leaders will decide amongst themselves who will become Prime Minister. This is most often the leader of the largest coalition party.
If the Prime Minister initially elected following a general election resigns or is removed, and there is any contention within the Government as to the appointment of a permanent replacement, the Speaker shall hold a poll of Government MPs to resolve the issue. If the Government has not submitted in advance a system by which a temporary replacement will be appointed, the Speaker will make a decision in case of contention as to who an Acting Prime Minister will be. The most famous example of a member illegally declaring themselves Prime Minister was in Aphgate II. In August 2015, Jammy Duel created an amendment to introduce a clear procedure for people becoming Acting Prime Minister.
As Head of the Government, the Prime Minister leads the Cabinet and their main role is to appoint all the members within the Cabinet. Depending on coalition terms, the Prime Minister may allow party leaders of coalition partners to pick a few Cabinet members for themselves. The Cabinet itself can be as small or large as the Prime Minister wishes but it must include positions for the Treasury, the Home Office, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In the House of Commons, the Prime Minister guides the law-making process with the goal of enacting the legislative agenda of their political party and the government. The Prime Minister may also wish to get heavily involved in the co-ordination of the policies and activities of the various government departments. Prime Ministers themselves may also wish to take a Cabinet role but if they do, it is often a minor one.
One responsibility that Prime Ministers must undertake is Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs). PMQs take place sporadically, when the Prime Minster wants them to take place. All members can ask the Prime Minister one question, all MPs can ask the Prime Minister one question with a follow-up, and the Leader of the Opposition who can ask two questions with a follow-up for each. The Prime Minister is obliged to answer all the questions they are asked. PMQs last for 24 hours unless the Prime Minister asks for them to be extended. If the Prime Minister is unavailable for PMQs, the Deputy Prime Minister or the Chancellor may take their place. The Prime Minister may also nominate other government ministers to hold their own Ministerial Questions.
List of Prime Ministers
2 + 2 = 5, the then-Leader of the Liberal Party, first assumed the position of Prime Minister following his party's triumph at the first general election in May 2005. Since him, there have been 31 other Prime Ministers.
|Prime Minister||Party||Took office||Left office||Parliament|
|2 + 2 = 5||Liberal Democrat||May 2005||January 2006||I|
|Daragh||January 2006||March 2006|
|NDGAARONDI||March 2006||May 2006|
|Bismarck||Conservative||June 2006||October 2006||III|
|SolInvictus||October 2006||November 2006|
|Acaila||Monster Raving Loony||December 2006||December 2007||IV|
|Randdom||Labour||December 2007||February 2008||VI|
|Jangrafess||February 2008||May 2008|
|Eru Iluvatar||Liberal Democrat||June 2008||July 2008||VII|
|Budgie||July 2008||October 2008|
|veggie4life||October 2008||November 2008|
|Davireland||November 2008||May 2009|
|No government in place||IX|
|Thunder and Jazz||Liberal Democrat||November 2009||January 2010||X|
|Afcwimbledon2||January 2010||March 2010|
|Matthew Lowson||March 2010||April 2010|
|L i b||Conservative||May 2010||December 2010||XI|
|Nothos||December 2010||February 2011|
|Indievertigo||February 2011||April 2011|
|ByronicHero||Labour||April 2011||May 2011||XIII|
|DayneD89||May 2011||February 2012|
|Mechie||February 2012||March 2012|
|Rakas21||Conservative||March 2012||September 2012||XV|
|Mechie||Labour||September 2012||March 2013||XVI|
|Rakas21||Conservative||April 2013||October 2013||XVII|
|Qwertish||October 2013||April 2014|
|That Bearded Man||April 2014||October 2014|
|Superunknown17||Green||October 2014||February 2015||XX|
|Blue Meltwater||February 2015||April 2015|
|RayApparently||Labour||May 2015||July 2015||XXI|
|Kittiara||Green||July 2015||August 2015|
|No government in place|
|RayApparently||Labour||October 2015||November 2015||XXII|
|Saracen's Fez||November 2015||April 2016|
|Life_peer||Conservative||April 2016||October 2016||XXIII|