Britain's 'worst' Prime Minister revealed - Harrogate History Festival

The late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with the late president Ronald Reagan.

The late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with the late president Ronald Reagan.

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With only days to go to this year's Harrogate History Festival, a new survey of leading historical writers has revealed the worst Prime Minister of the past 100 years.

The Historical Writers’ Association (HWA) asked their membership to rank the 19 Prime Ministers who’ve served since 1916 ahead of this year’s Harrogate History Festival, which is delivered by Harrogate International Festivals.

The 'winner' was Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the PM who said there was no such thing as "society" with the man held responsible for losing the Brexit vote, David Cameron, a close second.

The man blamed for the Iraq War, Tony Blair, was fourth, just behind Neville Chamberlain who was blamed for his approach to the Second World War.

In total, 45 HWA Authors responded to the survey.

The top 9 worst British prime ministers

1. Baroness Margaret Thatcher: 1979 – 1990 24%

2. David Cameron: 2010 – 2016 22%

3. Neville Chamberlain: 1937 – 1940 17%

4. Tony Blair: 1997 – 2007 11%

5. Gordon Brown: 2007 – 2010 8%

Sir Edward Heath: 1970 – 1974 8%

6. Andrew Bonar Law: 1922 – 1923 2%

Herbert Henry Asquith: 1908 – 1916 2%

Sir Anthony Eden: 1955 – 1957 2%