The Broad Bottom ministry was the factional coalition government of Great Britain between 1744 and 1754. It was led by the two Pelham brothers in Parliament, Prime Minister Henry Pelham in the House of Commons and the Duke of Newcastle in the House of Lords.
Early in 1746 the King wished a change of prime minister, and Pelham lost power, but only briefly. Returning to office he put in place a strengthened broad coalition of Whigs. The second Broad Bottom administration lasted from Pelham's resumption of power until his death in 1754.
|Portfolio||Minister||Took office||Left office|
|Lord President of the Council||1744||1745|
|Lord Privy Seal||1744||1754|
|Secretary of State for the Southern Department||1744||1748|
|Secretary of State for the Northern Department|
The Earl of Harrington
The Duke of Newcastle*
|Master-General of the Ordnance||1744||1749|
|First Lord of the Admiralty|
The Duke of Bedford
|Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland||1744||1754|
|Secretary of State for Scotland||1744||1746|
|Lord Chamberlain of the Household||1744||1754|
|Master of the Horse||1744||1750|