From Macmillan to Douglas – Home
· In 1963 Macmillan was unwell and tired, and resigned.
· He asked the party elders to select the new leader in the traditional Conservative fashion; i.e. ask the Cabinet who they preferred, and appoint that man.
· To many it was a straight fight between RA Butler and Lord Hailsham.
· But Macmillan did not like either man, and instead recommended Lord Home
· Lord Home had to give up his…