Bonar Law

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Bonar Law (1858-2923) was prime minister from 1922-3. From an Ulster family, he was prominent in the opposition to Home Rule for Ireland. In 1922 he was the moving spirit in the stormy meeting of Conservative MPs which ended the Coalition, created the 1922 Committee, and reinstated him as leader. The Conservatives easily won the resulting election. Law became Prime Minister in October 1922 but resigned due to ill-health the following May.

ANDREW TAYLOR was appointed as a lecturer in politics at the University of Huddersfield, where he was successively senior lecturer, principal lecturer, and then professor. He joined the Department of Politics and International Relations at The University of Sheffield in 2000 as Reader and in September 2004 he was awarded hte personal chair.

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