This House of Lords Library briefing provides a list of prime ministerial resignation honours that have included the awarding of peerages.Jump to full report >>
Since 1958, only a small number of prime ministers have issued a resignation honours list. However, of those prime ministers who left office mid-term, only Tony Blair did not issue such a list.
On certain occasions combined resignation and dissolution honours lists have been published following general elections. These are listed below, together with the number of peerages the list contained (including those from their own and other parties), the date announced and the Prime Minister under whom the peerages were then created.
|Prime Minister Leaving Office||Number of New Peerages Announced||Date Announced||Prime Minister in Office When Announced|
|Harold Macmillan||1||18 October 1963||Alec Douglas-Home|
|Alec Douglas-Home||8||01 December 1964||Harold Wilson|
|Harold Wilson||9||02 June 1976||James Callaghan|
|Margaret Thatcher||7||20 December 1990||John Major|
|John Major||10||01 August 1997||Tony Blair|
|Gordon Brown||16||28 May 2010||David Cameron|
|David Cameron||16||04 August 2016||Theresa May|
Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0071
Author: Laura Burton
Topic: House of Lords
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