Look out for the results at the end of the party conference season. Clement Attlee, Labour's post- war Prime Minister is credited with the welfare state. Although the 1. 94. Government is revered by the Labour Party, and along with Thatcher's Government did more to shape modern Britain than any other (the welfare state, social housing, the NHS etc) its leader is not widely admired.
Attlee saw his role as balancing the different factions within the party and managing his Cabinet, particularly the so- called . Few of his successors have such poor electoral records; few have such iconic achievements to their name. He then launched a disastrous military intervention in Egypt, lost the confidence of his party, suffered from ill health (retreating to Ian Fleming's Jamaican estate in November 1. His initial Cabinet is primarily remembered for the fact that ten of its 1.
Eton. In the event he lived until 1. At his lowest moment in 1. In response to a miner's strike in 1. His bad relations with Thatcher was widely called .
Her unbroken 1. 1 years in office is only beaten by Prime Ministers from the early Victorian era. He has already served longer than Sir Alec Douglas- Home and if he sees this term to its end he will just pip Anthony Eden.
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