Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836-1908) was a British Liberal politician, prime minister 1905-1948.
He granted self-government to the South African colonies, and passed the Trades Disputes Act in 1906.
Campbell-Bannerman, born in Glasgow, was chief secretary for Ireland 1884-1885, war minister 1886 and again 1892-1895, and leader of the Liberals in the House of Commons from 1899.
In 1905 he became prime minister, and led the Liberals to an overwhelming electoral victory 1906.
He began the conflict between Commons and Lords that led to the Parliament Act of 1911. He resigned in 1908.
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Henry Campbell-Bannerman was a British Liberal Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1905 to 1908.
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