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REASONS FOR LABOURS VICTORY 1945

  • labour had performed extordainarily well
  • 1945 gained 10% more of the vote,increased it's support by 3.5 million and won 393 seats. 
  • had an attractive image
  • 1945 imbalance in the electoral system had worked in Labour's favour
  • Labours war time ministers had gained respect of the electorarte.
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CONSERVATIVES HANDICAPS

  • Had not understood the needs of ordinary people.
  • Churchills inhability to carry out his wartime popularity into peacetime. He was unable to convince the British people that he could be relied upon as a domestic politian. 
  • Inhability of Conservative polititans to manage the economy
  • Appeasement policy failed to prevent the war occuring.
  • The conservative goverments ill judged and unconvincing campaign. 
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LEADING MEMBERS OF ATLEES GOVERMENT

ERNEST BEVIN

  • Foreign Secretary between 1945-1950
  • Pro-American and anti-Soviet

STAFFORD CRIPPS

  • Pro-Communist
  • Minister of Aircraft production between1942 and 1945
  • Sent to India in1942 and 1946 to help prepre india for Independance
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer during the peiod of auesterity after 1947

HERBERT MORRISION

  • Home secretary thropughout war
  • running fued with Aneurin Bevin
  • Deputy Primeministert bewteen 1945 and 1951
  • Foreign Secretary 1951
  • Deputy leader of the party 1951 and 1955
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LEADING MEMBERS OF ATLEES GOVERMENT

HUGH DALTON

  • Minister of Economic Warfare
  • Presisent of the Board of Trade under Churchill.
  • Had to resign as Chancellor of the Exchequer after incautiously leaking some of his budget plans.

ANEURIN BEVAN

  • Dominant figure on the Left of the Labour Party in Atlees time
  • His greatest achievement was creation of the NHS which came into operation in 1948.
  • He was defeated for the leadership of the party after Atlees retirement by Hugh Gaitskell
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CELMENT ATLEE

  • Born 1833 into a middle class family n London
  • studied law at OXfrd
  • served as an officer in WW1
  • 1935-55 - Leader of Labour Party.
  • Deputy Prime minister in churchills wartimecoalition goverment
  • 145-51- Prime Minister
  • 1955- retired as Prime Minister and went to the House of Lords. 

Achievements

  • Nationalisation
  • Welfare State
  • NATO
  • Indian Independance
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