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Clement Attlee (1883-1967), Prime Minister

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

Sitter in 47 portraits
First elected as Labour MP for Limehouse in 1922, Attlee held positions of increasing importance in the Party becoming leader in 1935, before joining the coalition War Cabinet in 1940. In the 1945 election, Labour held its first overall majority in the House of Commons. Atlee's government laid the foundations of the Welfare State as well as nationalising the Bank of England, transport, communications, coal, gas and electricity, and the iron and steel industries. He stepped down when Labour lost the 1955 election and was succeeded as leader by Hugh Gaitskell.

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Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2605

x2607

Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2607

x2608

Clement Attlee

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1945
NPG x2608

x71996

Clement Attlee

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 19 October 1948
NPG x71996

x199077

Winston Churchill giving his 80th birthday speech at Westminster Hall

by Jack Esten, for Reuters
bromide press print, 30 November 1954
NPG x199077

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Clement Attlee

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
NPG x343

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Clement Attlee

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print
NPG x8448