A constant effort to keep a party together, without sacrificing either principle or the essentials of basic strategy, is the very stuff of political leadership. Macmillan was canonized for it.
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|Birth:||11th March, 1916|
|Death:||24th May, 1995|
Harold Wilson was born in Huddersfield, England. He was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to 1976. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics with "an outstanding first class Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a lecturer in Economic History at New College from 1937, and a Research Fellow at University College. In the 1945 general election, he was selected for the constituency of Ormskirk, and won his seat in the Labour landslide. In the general election of 1950, his Ormskirk constituency was significantly altered and he was narrowly elected for the new seat of Huyton near Liverpool, where he served for 33 years until 1983. He was to remain passionately interested in statistics. As President of the Board of Trade, he was the driving force behind the Statistics of Trade Act 1947, which is still the authority governing most economic statistics in Great Britain. He wrote several books include: Purpose and power, The war on world poverty, Democracy in industry, The governance of Britain, and The Chariot of Israel.
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