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MAIN PEOPLE IN MODERN BRITISH GOVERNMENT


EDEN

Key role in Second World War, Churchill's foreign secretary.

Prime Minister 1995

Forced to resign 1957 after Suez crisis ( Egypt at war with UK)

BUTLER

`Best prime minister the conservatives never had'

Architect of 1944 Education Act

Chancellor from 19511955

MACMILLAN

MP…

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MAUDLING

Liberal Conservative

Chancellor of exchequer under Macmillan and DouglasHome.

Possible Party leader.

Only candidate Wilson was afraid of.

Home Secretary 19701972

DOUGLASHOME

Scottish aristocrat

Reluctant to run for conservative leadership and had to be persuaded.

Almost lead conservatives to victory in 1964 election.

CROSLAND

Leading social democratic thinker in…

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BROWN

Deputy Leader of Labour Party from 19601970

Strong support from trade unions.

Drink problem and clashed with cabinet members.

Proeurope

Resigned after row with Wilson in 1968

CALLAGHAN

Wilson appointed him Chancellor in 1964.

Served as foreign secretary and home secretary.

Helped Wilson succeed as Prime Minister in 1976…

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FOOT

Left Wing

Admirer of Bevan

Supported CND and opposed Britain joining the EEC.

Became leader of the labour party in 1980 after labours defeat by Thatcher.

NEAVE

Was hero famous for escaping from the high security POW camp at Colditz castle in 1942

On right wing conservative party

Margaret…

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Minister of Wilsons cabinet.

Passionately against Britain being in EEC.

SCARGILL

Leader of Yorkshire miners

Played a big part in the successful strikes of 1972 and 1974.

POPE JOHN PAUL II

Elected pope in 1979

Visit to Poland in 1980 drew enormous crowds and strengthened demands for reform from
Poland.…

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Bill Scott

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Useful resource, just a few spelling errors and words missing. I believe there's a few more main people in modern British History that you've left out. 

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