Who was the Labour Prime Minister in the 70s?
List of prime ministers
|Name||Time in office||Political party|
|Harold Wilson||1974 – 1976||Labour|
|Edward Heath||1970 – 1974||Conservative|
|Harold Wilson||1964 – 1970||Labour|
|Alec Douglas-Home||1963 – 1964||Conservative|
Who was in power in 1967?
|The Right Honourable The Lord Wilson of Rievaulx KG OBE PC FRS FSS|
|Prime Minister||Harold Macmillan Alec Douglas-Home|
|Preceded by||George Brown|
|Succeeded by||Alec Douglas-Home|
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Who was in Harold Wilson’s government?
Labour government, 1964–1970
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson|
|Prime Minister’s history||1964–1970|
|First Secretary||George Brown (1964–1966) Michael Stewart (1966–1968) Barbara Castle (1968–1970)|
Who replaced Wilson as Prime Minister?
|The Right Honourable The Lord Callaghan of Cardiff KG PC|
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson|
|Preceded by||Alec Douglas-Home|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Crosland|
Who was Labour Leader in 1979?
Leaders of the Labour Party (1906–present)
|No.||Leader (birth–death)||Prime Minister (term)|
|11||James Callaghan (1912–2005)||Himself 1976–1979|
|12||Michael Foot (1913–2010)|
|13||Neil Kinnock (b. 1942)|
Who was in government in 1977?
|Leader of the House of Commons Lord President of the Council||Michael Foot||1976–1979|
|Leader of the House of Lords Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal||The Lord Shepherd||1976|
|The Lord Peart||1976–1979|
|Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs||Anthony Crosland||1976–1977|
Who was in government in 1975?
Harold Wilson led the Government from 1974 to 1976, and was succeeded by James Callaghan….Wilson ministry.
|Opposition cabinet||Heath Shadow Cabinet Thatcher Shadow Cabinet|
|Opposition party||Conservative Party|
|Opposition leader||Edward Heath (1974–1975) Margaret Thatcher (1975–1976)|
Who was in power in 1962?
Harold Macmillan led the Government from 1957–1963 and was succeeded by Lord (Alec) Home….First Macmillan ministry.
|Prime Minister||Harold Macmillan|
|Prime Minister’s history||1957–1963|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Rab Butler (1962–1963)|
|Member party||Conservative Party|
How old was Harold Wilson when died?
79 years (1916–1995)
Harold Wilson/Age at death
Who became Prime Minister in 1977?
Janata wave of 1977 Desai was selected by the Janata alliance, later Janata Party as their parliamentary leader, and thus became the first non-Congress Prime Minister of India.
What did Margaret Thatcher do?
As prime minister, she implemented policies that became known as Thatcherism. Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), the privatisation of state-owned companies, and reducing the power and influence of trade unions.
When did Labour become power?
First Labour government and period in opposition (1923–1929) Thus, with the acquiescence of Asquith’s Liberals, Ramsay MacDonald became the first ever Labour Prime Minister in January 1924, forming the first Labour government, despite Labour only having 191 MPs (less than a third of the House of Commons).
What was the Labour government like in the 70s?
Hammond’s speech today painted a horrific picture of the Labour government in the 70’s and including eye-watering figures such as 26.9% inflation, 83% top rate of income tax and 98% top rate of tax on interest and dividends.
Who were the Labour Party leaders in 1970?
Robin Cook was just 24 when he stood for Edinburgh North. Two future leaders were elected for the first time: Neil Kinnock and John Smith. Future New Labour ministers John Prescott, Donald Dewar, John Spellar, and Chris Mullin were all candidates in 1970.
Are there lessons to be learned from Labour’s 1974 industrial under-performance?
However, this caricature is unfair and misleading, and there are still lessons to be learned. When Labour came back into power under Harold Wilson in 1974 it faced an all-too-familiar problem of industrial under-performance.
Can you find long-forgotten Labour ephemera in spring-cleaning?
One of the joys of spring-cleaning is the discovery of long-forgotten Labour ephemera. In amongst the back-issues of Marxism Today, Annual Conference reports from the 1950s and Fabian pamphlets I have unearthed a dog-eared publication, priced at five shillings, published by the Labour Party, Transport House.