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Labour MP from 1945-1951, holding various government posts, including Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1950-1951. Elected Labour leader, defeating Bevan, in 1955. Opposed Eden over Suez and refused to accept as binding Labour’s conference resolution in favour of unilateral nuclear disarmament in 1960. Died in 1963.

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