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Hugh Gaitskell

(1906—1963) politician

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Aneurin Bevan

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 15 Nov. 1897, d. 6 July 1960).

British politician Born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, he started work in a coalmine at the age of 13. He was active in the South Wales Miners'...

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Anthony Crosland

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Politics.

(1918–77)

British Labour politician and socialist theorist. C. A. R. (Tony) Crosland's The Future of Socialism (1956) was a revisionist critique of socialism which had an important...

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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Overview page. Subjects: History — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

(CND)

A British pressure group pledged to nuclear disarmament and to the abandonment of British nuclear weapons. CND was created in 1958 with the philosopher Bertrand Russell as...

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Clement Attlee

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(b. London, 3 Jan. 1883; d. London, 8 Oct. 1967)

British; Prime Minister 1945–51; Earl 1955 Clement Attlee's government (1945–51) is widely regarded as Labour's most successful...

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Denis Healey

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

(1917– )

British politician, deputy leader of the Labour Party (1980–83). He was created a life peer in 1992.

Healey served in the army in World War II and was then...

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Douglas Jay

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Douglas Jay was born in Woolwich, Kent on 23 March 1907, into a middle-class family, the son of a Conservative London County Councillor. He died in London on 6 March 1996. He was educated...

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Evan Frank Mottram Durbin

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Durbin was born in Bideford, Devon on 1 March 1906, and was drowned in a bathing accident in Cornwall on 3 September 1948. The son of a Baptist minister, he was educated at Taunton School...

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George Alfred Brown

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

(1914–85).

Brown was one of the Labour Party's most colourful characters, becoming deputy leader (1960–70) and foreign secretary (1966–8). He entered Parliament in 1945 and...

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Harold Wilson

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1916–1995)

British politician and Labour prime minister (1964–70; 1974–76), noted for his tactical skills in maintaining positive government with a very small majority. He was...

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Herbert Morrison

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 3 Jan. 1888, d. 6 Mar. 1965).

British Labour politician Born in Brixton, he left school at 14, and held a variety of jobs, ranging from shop assistant to telephone operator....

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